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Selection of electro-optic materials for Pockels cells used in Q-switched Er:YAG lasers
Author(s): P. Nyga; Andrzej S. Zajac; Marek Skorczakowski; P. Konieczny; Jacek Swiderski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a Q-switched Er:YAG laser generating in near infrared range. In this laser system Pockels cell (as an active switch) was applied. For the optimal repetition rate of 10 Hz and maximal pumping energy of 62 J over 15 mJ of the ouptut laser energy was achieved. The pulses generated were characterized by time duration of 115 ns corresponding with 130 kW peak power. Non-linear absorbers allowing to build an effective losses modulator are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5484, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II, (22 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.568876
Show Author Affiliations
P. Nyga, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej S. Zajac, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Skorczakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Konieczny, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Swiderski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5484:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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