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Eye-safe Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Roman Ostrowski; Jan Marczak; Zygmunt Mierczyk
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents experimental results of flashlamp pumped Nd:YAG laser operated at wavelength (lambda) equals 1.1318 micrometers , (lambda) equals 1.338 micrometers , (lambda) equals 1.356 micrometers , (lambda) equals 1.414 micrometers and (lambda) equals 1.444 micrometers . Thresholds and resonator losses at these lines have been determined. The laser was also operated at line 1.318 micrometers in the Q-switched mode both active and passive. In active Q- switching, output pulses up to 29 mJ energy and pulsewidth of 41 ns have been obtained. In passive Q-switching with V2+:YAG crystalline saturable absorber, on the other hand, output pulses up to 4.5 mJ energy and 35 ns duration have been generated. Moreover, an intracavity Raman laser producing 1.53 micrometers radiation when pumped by Nd:YAG laser operated at 1.318 micrometers is presented. Output Raman pulses up to 10 mJ energy have been obtained. Raman beam cleanup and 36 percent energy conversion efficiency have been observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4237, Laser Technology VI: Progress in Lasers, (4 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402872
Show Author Affiliations
Roman Ostrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Marczak, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zygmunt Mierczyk, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4237:
Laser Technology VI: Progress in Lasers
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz, Editor(s)

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