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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2029–2031

Flash-lamp-pumped laser operation of Nd3+:Y2SiO5 at 1.074 μm

B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, R. J. Beach, B. D. Moran, and R. W. Solarz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 2029-2031 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.002029


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Abstract

Flash-lamp-pumped laser operation of Nd3+:Y2SiO5 by use of the Nd3+ 4F3/24F11/2 transition at 1.074 μm is obtained and compared with that from an identically pumped standard-doped Nd3+:YAG rod. Higher free-laser performance in Nd3+:Y2SiO5 is attributed to its higher doping. Approximately 2.5 times more energy in Q-switched pulses is generated in the Nd3+:Y2SiO5 rod than in the prelase-limited Nd:YAG rod.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

Citation
B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, R. J. Beach, B. D. Moran, and R. W. Solarz, "Flash-lamp-pumped laser operation of Nd3+:Y2SiO5 at 1.074 μm," Opt. Lett. 18, 2029-2031 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-23-2029


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