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Optimizing Q-switched performance of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Ian J. Miller; Stan Fendrykowski; John Montgomery; Bernie Hurley; Terry J. McKee
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Paper Abstract

We describe the performance of a Nd:YAG laser which produces 4.1 mJ, 12 ns FWHM Q- switched pulses when side-pumped with 180 W, 250 microsecond(s) pulses from a stacked AlGaAs laser diode array (SDL-3230 TZB). We have studied the effects of varying gain and cavity length on the Nd:YAG laser performance. We have found that the properties of diode lasers require design compromises different than for lamp-pumped lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165621
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Ian J. Miller, Lumonics Inc. (Canada)
Stan Fendrykowski, Lumonics Inc. (Canada)
John Montgomery, Lumonics Inc. (Canada)
Bernie Hurley, Lumonics Inc. (Canada)
Terry J. McKee, Lumonics Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications
Michel Piche; Paul W. Pace, Editor(s)

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