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Experimental and theoretical study of a neodymium laser passively Q-switched with doped crystals LiF:F2- and Cr4+:YAG: an influence of nonlinear absorption anisotropy in the switches on output param
Author(s): N. N. Il'ichev; Alexander V. Kir'yanov; Pavel P. Pashinin
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Paper Abstract

A model is proposed of passive Q-switching in a laser by a crystalline switch with phototropic centers. Expressions for the output parameters of giant pulses are derived taking account of the geometric factor representing the distribution of the orientations of these centers relative to the crystalline lattice of the passive switch. The calculated results are compared with those obtained in an experimental investigation of passive Q-switching mode in a neodymium laser with a switch based on a doped LiF:F2- or Cr4+:YAG crystal.

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Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321011
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N. N. Il'ichev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander V. Kir'yanov, General Physics Institute (Mexico)
Pavel P. Pashinin, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3573:
OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics
Gyorgy Akos; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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