We describe the performance of a single-frequency Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.06 μm and optically pumped by a 100-mW diode laser. This system provides pulses of 6-μJ energy with peak powers greater than 125 W at 40-nsec duration with less than 16-MHz linewidth.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 11, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
G. T. Maker and A. I. Ferguson, "Single-frequency Q-switched operation of a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 461-463 (1988)