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Dynamics of diode-pumped lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG
Author(s): A. Pfeiffer; P. Peuser; N. P. Schmitt; Milan R. Kokta
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Paper Abstract

The dynamics of passively Q-switched, diode-pumped solid-state lasers have been investigated on a rate equation basis. The importance of the absorption cross section of the saturable absorber material was discussed, and the relevant parameters of a passively Q-switched solid- state laser were evaluated. The theoretical calculations were used to optimize a longitudinally diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser which was Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG as a saturable absorber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2772, Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238113
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A. Pfeiffer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
P. Peuser, Daimler-Benz AG (Germany)
N. P. Schmitt, Daimler-Benz AG (Germany)
Milan R. Kokta, Union Carbide Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2772:
Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers
Artur A. Mak; Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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