Abstract

A Q-switched 946-nm Neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser pumped by a diode-laser array has been developed. At room temperature, pulses with 4.9-μJ energy and 68.5-ns pulse duration were observed. When the temperature of the Nd:YAG crystal was lowered to 5°C, the duration of the pulses was reduced to 62 ns, giving rise to peak powers of 76 W. By focusing the Q-switched pulses into a 5-mm-long potassium niobate crystal, second-harmonic generation produced blue light pulses at 473 nm of 42-ns duration and 22-W peak power. The pulse repetition rate was kept at 1.5 kHz throughout.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription