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Temperature effects in passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Vladimir Krupkin; Itamar Shoshan
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Paper Abstract

Temperature variations affect pumping efficiency, spectroscopic properties of lasing ions, and physical parameters of the host material. A numerical model was developed for evaluation of multilevel solid-state lasers. The model accounts for atomic levels population variations during Q-switched pulse evolution and for temperature dependence of the lasing transition linewidth. Results of simulation of pulsed Nd:YAG laser are presented for various temperatures of the laser crystal. The results of the simulation are compared with experimental results obtained using a Neodymium:YAG laser which is Q-switched by crystalline and organic saturable absorbers. The observed behavior of the lasers is in good agreement with the theoretical prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211228
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Vladimir Krupkin, EL-OP Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Itamar Shoshan, EL-OP Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2426:
9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Yitzhak Wiessman; Natan Kopeika, Editor(s)

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