Repetitive modulation and passively Q-switched CW diode pumped Nd-doped lasers

Karol Waichman, Yehoshua Kalisky

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Abstract

We have used diode arrays in a linear configuration to side-pump passively Q-switched and free-running Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers. The gain modes of the high absorption YVO4 and the low absorption YAG were analyzed and compared. The gain distribution found was used to evaluate the pump power density, which in turn, was used to calculate the dependence of the laser pulse width on the pumping power. The theoretical Q-switch pulse width was compared with the experimental. The performance of the Q-switched and free-running Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers were compared and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Materials
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Computer Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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