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High-efficiency Q-switched and diffraction-limited Nd:YLF side-pumped laser
Author(s): Alessandro M. Deana; Niklaus U. Wetter
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a mode-controlled quasi-CW resonator design based on an Nd:YLF crystal. Up to 47% optical efficiency was obtained and, by passively Q-switching the laser, 209 kW of peak power at 1053 nm was obtained. The new resonator design is capable of delivering 2.3 mJ and 11 ns pulses in a very compact, simple and lightweight set-up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84330B (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922705
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Alessandro M. Deana, Univ. Nove de Julho (Brazil)
Niklaus U. Wetter, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8433:
Laser Sources and Applications
Thomas Graf; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena Jelínková; John Powell, Editor(s)

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