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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1314–1316

Single-mode high-peak-power passively <i>Q</i>-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Robert S. Afzal, Anthony W. Yu, John J. Zayhowski, and T. Y. Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 1314-1316 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.001314


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Abstract

We have demonstrated an efficient, compact, passively <i>Q</i>-switched single-mode diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser that uses Cr<sup>4+</sup>:YAG as a saturable absorber. Linear- and ring-cavity configurations were demonstrated. Pulse energies and widths were, respectively, 1.5mJ and 3.9ns for the linear cavity and 2.1mJ and 12ns for the ring cavity.

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Robert S. Afzal, Anthony W. Yu, John J. Zayhowski, and T. Y. Fan, "Single-mode high-peak-power passively <i>Q</i>-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 22, 1314-1316 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-17-1314


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