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Dynamic multimode analysis (DMA) of passively Q-switched intracavity frequency-doubling solid state laser
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Paper Abstract

We derive a new model to simulate passively Q-switched intracavity frequency-doubling solid-state laser. By introducing a nonlinear loss term caused by frequency-doubling crystal into the rate equations ,we can express the effect of second-harmonic generation (SHG). We apply a finite volume discretization on gain medium, saturable absorber and frequency-doubling crystal. "Dynamic Multimode Analysis (DMA)" and several Gaussian modes are utilized. At the end, numerical results of passively Q-switched intracavity frequency-doubling solid-state laser are presented. In the case of large pump radius,chaoic phenomenon can be observed numerically. In order to realize the 3D simulation, we mainly use two technics: One is that common rate equations are extended to a set of 3D multimode rate equations, which calculate photon number for different modes separately. The other is to take into account a finite volume discretization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8434, Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI, 843404 (16 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921852
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Fan Feng, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Christoph Pflaum, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8434:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. Broderick, Editor(s)

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