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Suppression of relaxation oscillations in flash-pumped 2-μm lasers
Author(s): Joseph F. Pinto; Leon Esterowitz
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Paper Abstract

The output of most pulsed solid state lasers operating in a normal mode (long-pulse) condition typically exhibits a transient spiking behavior, characteristic of relaxation oscillations. Suppression of this spiking behavior can be achieved using a number of passive techniques. In this paper, the use of intracavity second harmonic generation to achieve smooth, long-pulse operation of a flashpumped 2 micrometers Cr;Tm:YAG laser is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1410, Solid State Lasers II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43598
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph F. Pinto, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Leon Esterowitz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1410:
Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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