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Composite Cr4+:YAG--Nd3+:YAG crystal fiber: growth characteristics and passively Q-switched laser operation
Author(s): Yonghang Shen; Shuying Chen; Weizhong Zhao; Jun Chen
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Paper Abstract

Composite Cr4+:YAG--Nd3+:YAG crystal fiber was grown by means of LHPG method. By using a high quality Nd3+:YAG as the seed and a sintered powder rod as the source rod, Cd4+:YAG can be readily grown on a Nd3+:YAG end surface. The grown crystal fiber was processed and laser action was demonstrated. Preliminary results showed that the crystal fiber is well suited to a compact passively Q-switched laser operation. A Q-switched laser output showing a 9 ns pulse duration, a 19 mW average output and a 10 kHz repetition rate was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4918, Materials, Devices, and Systems for Display and Lighting, (17 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.483048
Show Author Affiliations
Yonghang Shen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Shuying Chen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Weizhong Zhao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jun Chen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4918:
Materials, Devices, and Systems for Display and Lighting
Fuxi Gan; Ming Hsien Wu; Lionel C. Kimerling, Editor(s)

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