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Laser performance of monolithic Cr, Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation
Author(s): Ping Yan; Xinning Tian; Mali Gong; Tao Xie
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Paper Abstract

A comprehensive experimental study of the prepumping technology on the passively Q-switched monolithic Cr4+, Nd:YAG laser is presented. Compared with pulse pumping, the stability of pulse energy and the temporal jitter of laser pulses are improved to a great extent with prepumping modulation. The dependency of output stability performance on the four prepumping parameters is shown. Among them the base current Ib plays an important role. The dynamic of the prepumping is given. The experimental results show that prepumping is a promising method to get stabilized Q-switch pulse in miniature Nd:YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(1) 014201 doi: 10.1117/1.1825445
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Ping Yan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xinning Tian, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Mali Gong, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tao Xie, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

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