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Rate equations and their solutions of laser-diode-pumped repetitively passively Q-switched lasers by taking into account the spatial variation of pumping and intracavity photon density
Author(s): Xingyu Zhang; Shengzhi Zhao; Qingpu Wang; Bernd Ozygus; Horst Weber
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the experimental results of a CW laser- diode end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd3+:YAG laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber and two groups of theoretical results. The first group is obtained by numerically solving the passively Q-switched laser rate equations in which the spatial variation of pumping and intracavity laser intensity is taken into account. The second group is obtained from the analytical solutions of Q- switched laser rate equations under the plane-wave approximation. The comparison shows that the first group is more close to the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382773
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Xingyu Zhang, Shandong Univ. (China)
Shengzhi Zhao, Shandong Univ. (China)
Qingpu Wang, Shandong Univ. (China)
Bernd Ozygus, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Horst Weber, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3929:
Solid State Lasers IX
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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