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Dynamics of passive Q-switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using GaAs as the saturable absorber and output coupler
Author(s): Tuan-Kay Lim; Kah Tau Wan
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of a dynamical model for the passive Q-switching of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using GaAs as the saturable absorber and output coupler. A complete set of rate equations are derived, taking into account the two-photon absorption and free-carrier absorption of GaAs. By solving the rate equations numerically under different conditions, it is demonstrated that the output pulse width can be predicted theoretically, and the results obtained show good agreement with hose obtained experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3898, Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing, (4 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368510
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Tuan-Kay Lim, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Kah Tau Wan, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3898:
Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing

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