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Repetitive modulation and passive Q-switching of diode end-pumped Nd-KGW laser
Author(s): Yehoshua Y. Kalisky; Leonid Kravchik; Karol Waichman; Christophe Labbe
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Paper Abstract

We report the operation of a passively Q-switched diode end pumped Nd3+:KGW laser, which was obtained by using a Cr4+:YAG or Cr4+:GGG saturable absorbers in the multi-kHz frequency domain. The free-running (with maximum slope efficiency of 46%), and the passively Q-switched characteristics of Nd:KGW were investigated and the use of Nd:KGW as microlasers will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4268, Growth, Fabrication, Devices, and Applications of Laser and Nonlinear Materials, (1 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424643
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Yehoshua Y. Kalisky, Rotem Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Leonid Kravchik, Rotem Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Karol Waichman, Nuclear Research Ctr./Negev (Israel)
Christophe Labbe, Rotem Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4268:
Growth, Fabrication, Devices, and Applications of Laser and Nonlinear Materials
Jeffrey W. Pierce; Kathleen I. Schaffers; Kathleen I. Schaffers, Editor(s)

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