Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Q-switched lasing on a weak transition: new approach
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

This paper discusses an novel strategy in development, design and integration of a high efficient Q-switched laser operating on weak transitions of the lasing media. A typical example of such operation is lasing on the 946 nm transition of Nd-doped medium. The proposed approach enables very effective Q-switched operation on this type of weak transitions with the plug-in efficiency better than 10% at a few ns pulse length, as compared to recently reported less than 1% efficiency at pulse length of about 150 ns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 687104 (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764168
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoliy Khizhnyak, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)
Vladimir Markov, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top