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A Q-switched Nd:YCOB laser
Author(s): C. J. Mercer; Y. H. Tsang; D. J. Binks; H. Zhang; J. Wang
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Paper Abstract

The first demonstration of a pulsed Nd:YCOB laser at 1060 nm is reported, with results for both gain switching and Qswitching presented. Active Q-switching is achieved using the spinning disc technique pulses of 50 ns duration with pulse energies up to 0.6 mJ are obtained. Optimisation is performed for both pulse energy and slope efficiency of the laser. A Q-switched slope efficiency of 56% is achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69981I (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780610
Show Author Affiliations
C. J. Mercer, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Y. H. Tsang, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
D. J. Binks, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
H. Zhang, Shandong Univ. (China)
J. Wang, Shandong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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