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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1427–1429

Diode-pumped passively Q-switched picosecond microchip lasers

J. J. Zayhowski and C. Dill, III  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 1427-1429 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001427


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Abstract

Passively Q-switched 1.064-μm microchip lasers have been constructed from thin pieces of Nd3+:YAG bonded to thin pieces of Cr4+:YAG. When pumped with the unfocused 1.2-W output of a fiber-coupled diode, these devices produced 11-μJ pulses of 337-ps duration at a pulse repetition rate of 6 kHz in a single-frequency TEM00 mode. The peak power of the lasers was in excess of 28 kW, with unfocused peak output intensities exceeding 180 MW/cm2.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 1994
Published: September 15, 1994

Citation
J. J. Zayhowski and C. Dill, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched picosecond microchip lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 1427-1429 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-18-1427


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