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Title: Passive Q switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a saturable absorber

Abstract

A diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser is passively {ital Q} switched by using F{sup {minus}}{sub 2} color centers in lithium fluoride as a saturable absorber. When cw pumped with a laser diode, the laser produces pulses of 20--30-nsec duration at 1064 nm, with an energy of as much as 20 {mu}J and a peak power of more than 1 kW. Data are presented on pulse width, energy, and repetition rate as a function of pump power. When the laser is operated at high pulse energy levels, a gradual bleaching of the saturable absorber is observed.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6944217
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics Letters; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15:8; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; NEODYMIUM LASERS; Q-SWITCHING; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; GARNETS; OPERATION; POWER RANGE 01-10 KW; PULSES; YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS; KILOWATT POWER RANGE; LASERS; MINERALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POWER RANGE; SILICATES; SILICON COMPOUNDS; SOLID STATE LASERS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Morris, J A, and Pollock, C R. Passive Q switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a saturable absorber. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.15.000440.
Morris, J A, & Pollock, C R. Passive Q switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a saturable absorber. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000440
Morris, J A, and Pollock, C R. Sun . "Passive Q switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a saturable absorber". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000440.
@article{osti_6944217,
title = {Passive Q switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a saturable absorber},
author = {Morris, J A and Pollock, C R},
abstractNote = {A diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser is passively {ital Q} switched by using F{sup {minus}}{sub 2} color centers in lithium fluoride as a saturable absorber. When cw pumped with a laser diode, the laser produces pulses of 20--30-nsec duration at 1064 nm, with an energy of as much as 20 {mu}J and a peak power of more than 1 kW. Data are presented on pulse width, energy, and repetition rate as a function of pump power. When the laser is operated at high pulse energy levels, a gradual bleaching of the saturable absorber is observed.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.15.000440},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6944217}, journal = {Optics Letters; (USA)},
issn = {0146-9592},
number = ,
volume = 15:8,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {4}
}