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Influence of nonlinear effects in the CLC end mirror on the output characteristics of the Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Svetlana G. Lukishova; Konstantin S. Lebedev; Ekaterina A. Magulariya
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated lasing mechanism for a Nd:YAG laser with cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) end mirrors. The slope efficiency of a CLC-dielectric mirror resonator was measured and compared with a dielectric-dielectric mirror resonator. We considered influence of nonlinear bleaching of the CLC mirror on the operation of Nd:YAG laser. In cw operation we did not observe any difference in laser output power with a conventional dielectric-dielectric mirrors resonator. When we switched on the operation of laser from cw to 500 ns 4.5 kHz lasing, it disappeared in a 30 s - 10 min time interval, which depends on current on the lamp and the anchoring conditions on the sides of the CLC mirror (we tested four different CLC mirrors). It should be noted that this effect districts the use of the CLC mirrors in high- repetition rate lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2795, Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239200
Show Author Affiliations
Svetlana G. Lukishova, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics (Russia)
Konstantin S. Lebedev, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)
Ekaterina A. Magulariya, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2795:
Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin, Editor(s)

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