Repetitive modulation and passively Q-switching of diode end-pumped Nd-KGW laser

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, K. Waichman, C. Labbe

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Abstract

We report the operation of a passively Q-switched diode end pumped Nd3+:KGW laser, which was obtained by using a Cr4+:YAG or Cr4+:GGG saturable absorbers in the multi-kHz frequency domain. The free-running (with maximum slope efficiency of 46 %), and the passively Q-switched characteristics of Nd:KGW were investigated and the use of Nd:KGW as microlasers will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4268
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diode pumped lasers
  • KGW
  • Passive Q-Switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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