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.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 26, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986
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)