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Development of a diode-pumped Nd:LSB grazing incidence slab laser: thermal lensing in Nd:LSB and passive Q-switching with Cr4+:YAG
Author(s): Denis Julien Gendron; Suwas K. Nikumb; John A. Alcock
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Paper Abstract

The first study of a diode-pumped Neodymium-doped Lanthanum Scandium Borate oscillator based on the grazing-incidence slab laser design is reported. An experimental method to determine the power of the thermal lens in this new system is described. It is shown that saturable absorption of Cr4+:YAG can be used as a passive Q-switch to generate pulses at 1.06 micrometers with adjustable duration from 18 to 76 nsec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328689
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Denis Julien Gendron, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Suwas K. Nikumb, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
John A. Alcock, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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