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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1997
  • pp: 706–708

Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG ring lasers with high average output power in single-frequency operation

I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 706-708 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000706


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Abstract

Applying Cr4+:YAG saturable absorbers, we demonstrate efficient passively Q -switched operation of diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a maximum average output power of more than 800 mW. Pulse durations below 3 ns, energies of 70 μJ, and peak powers of 30 kW are observed with kilohertz repetition rates. Single-frequency operation is accomplished for all output powers by a nonplanar ring geometry.

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I. Freitag, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG ring lasers with high average output power in single-frequency operation," Opt. Lett. 22, 706-708 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-10-706


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