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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 360–362

Q switching and cavity dumping of a high-power cw Nd:YAG laser by means of a novel electro-optic configuration

G. Benedetti Michelangeli, E. Penco, G. Giuliani, and E. Palange  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 360-362 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000360


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Abstract

We present a novel electro-optic configuration that is capable of switching unpolarized light with high efficiency. Its application as the output coupler of a high-repetition-rate, Q-switched (up to 50 kHz), cavity-dumped high-power cw Nd:YAG laser is reported.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 26, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986

Citation
G. Benedetti Michelangeli, G. Giuliani, E. Palange, and E. Penco, "Q switching and cavity dumping of a high-power cw Nd:YAG laser by means of a novel electro-optic configuration," Opt. Lett. 11, 360-362 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-6-360


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