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Dynamic multi-mode analysis of passive Q-switched lasers
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Paper Abstract

Passive Q-switched lasers are constructed using saturable absorbers (SA). One characteristic of these lasers is that they are built with small dimensions. There are difficulties in designing lasers with a given pulse repetition rate or pulse energy using saturable absorbers. Numerical simulation of Q-switches facilitates the design and production of such lasers and helps to reduce development time and cost. This paper presents a new simulation method which calculates beam quality, maximal output power, pulse-width and pulse energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8236, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV, 823612 (6 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.905201
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Christoph Pflaum, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Zhabiz Rahimi, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Fan Feng, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8236:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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