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Optical Engineering

Mathematical modeling of an Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Brian A. See
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a mathematical model of a pulse-pumped Nd:YAG laser. The performance of cw-pumped systems has been described by Koechner in terms of the input power and output power. The operation of Q-switched systems has been modeled by Wagner and Lengyel. To the author's knowledge, no adequate model of the pulse-pumped laser exists. The two mentioned models are examined and aspects of each combined to produce a model of the pulse-pumped laser that allows its performance to be predicted from the mirrors-only resonator to the Q-switched system. The model applies equally well to a diode-pumped laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(10) doi: 10.1117/12.179381
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 10
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Brian A. See, C.J. Abell & Company Pty. Ltd. (Australia)


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