High-order mode selection in q-switched Nd:YAG lasers

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, A. A. Friesem, E. Hasman

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Abstract

An efficient high-order mode selection in a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was demonstrated using various intracavity phase elements. The laser consisted of a stable plano-concave resonator, a flashpump pumped 5 mm diameter Nd:YAG rod, and a Q-switch scheme. The scheme comprised of a polarizer-electrooptical crystal waveplate, and an aperture to limit the number of high order modes. Results indicated that high gain and short pulse duration have minor effect on the laser configuration operating with a high-order mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages292-293
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period19/05/0224/05/02

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