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Electro-optically Q-switched Er:YAG laser
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Paper Abstract

For giant pulse generation in the mid-infrared region LiNbO3 crystal with Brewster angle cut faces was inserted inside the Er:YAG laser oscillator and a specially designed driver ensured the precise time of Pockels cell switching. The optimization of the oscillator and Pockels cell driver parameters was performed to obtain the shortest (60 ns) and stable output pulse with maximum energy (60 mJ). It gives 1 MW output peak power. Laser output dependences on the resonator parameters (resonator length and output mirror reflexivity) were also performed and the output laser characteristics well corresponded to the theoretical calculation results.

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Date Published: 27 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, (27 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588951
Show Author Affiliations
Petr Koranda, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Michal Nemec, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jan Sulc, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Cech, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5707:
Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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