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Passively Q-switched quasi-continuously pumped 2.4% Nd:YAG laser in a bounce geometry
Author(s): Michal Jelínek; Václav Kubeček; Miroslav Čech; Petr Hiršl
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Paper Abstract

We report on quasi-continuously pumped laser based on highly 2.4 at.% doped crystalline Nd:YAG in a bounce geometry passively Q-switched by a Cr:YAG and V:YAG saturable absorber respectively. The optimization of laser parameters and successive pulse amplification in the second Nd:YAG crystal led to efficient linearly polarized operation. At 1.06 μm the oscillator 5 ns long output pulse with energy of 1.3 mJ was further amplified to 3.5 mJ. At 1.3 μm the 13 ns long output pulse with energy of 600 μJ was amplified to 800 μJ in single pass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 791221 (4 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873756
Show Author Affiliations
Michal Jelínek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Václav Kubeček, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Čech, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Petr Hiršl, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7912:
Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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