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High-repetition-rate electro-optic Q-switching of Nd:YAG lasers
Author(s): Eugene V. Raevsky; Vladimir L. Pavlovitch
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Paper Abstract

The behavior of an electrooptic Q-switch in a high-average-power lsaer is presented. The linear optical absorption of laser radiation produces thermal gradient and consequent thermally-induced birefringence in the electrooptic crystal which disturbs Pockels cell performance. Depolarization losses of the resonator caused by thermally-induced birefringence in the KD*P crystals are experimentally measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478185
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Eugene V. Raevsky, Polyus Research and Development Institute (Russia)
Vladimir L. Pavlovitch, Polyus Research and Development Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4968:
Solid State Lasers XII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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