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Q-switched Nd:YAG ring laser pumped by laser diodes
Author(s): Richard Scheps; Joseph F. Myers
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Paper Abstract

The design and operation of a laser diode-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser are described. This laser is shown to be capable of efficient generation of both the fundamental and second harmonic frequencies, and can operate either CW or Q-switched. The single frequency power obtained was 542 mW at the fundamental and 19 mW at 532 nm. Q-switched operation produced 22.4 micro-J per pulse at 5 kHz in the fundamental and 7.3 micro-J per pulse at 532 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1223, Solid State Lasers, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18410
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Scheps, Naval Ocean Systems Ctr. (United States)
Joseph F. Myers, Naval Ocean Systems Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1223:
Solid State Lasers
George Dube, Editor(s)

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