Abstract

A new kind of electro-optic Q switch is designed by use of a La3Ga5SiQ14 (LGS) crystal. Because the LGS crystal is optically active, the Q switch is based on the consideration that the total rotation angle of the polarization plane is zero, whereas the polarized wave propagates through the Pockels cell back and forth, with the polarization plane gyration and electro-optic effect existing simultaneously. The LGS Q switch is a practical electro-optic device that can be used in medium output energy lasers to partially take the place of deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate and lithium niobate Q switches.

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  1. A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  2. A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  3. A. I. Andreev, M. F. Doubvik, “La3Ga5SiO14-the material with a zero frequency-temperature coefficient of elastic vibrations,” JETP Lett. 10, 487–491 (1984).
  4. S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  5. J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  6. K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
    [CrossRef]

2002 (1)

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

A. I. Andreev, M. F. Doubvik, “La3Ga5SiO14-the material with a zero frequency-temperature coefficient of elastic vibrations,” JETP Lett. 10, 487–491 (1984).

1983 (2)

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Andreev, A. I.

A. I. Andreev, M. F. Doubvik, “La3Ga5SiO14-the material with a zero frequency-temperature coefficient of elastic vibrations,” JETP Lett. 10, 487–491 (1984).

Bohaty, L.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bungo, A.

S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Denisenko, G. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Doubvik, M. F.

A. I. Andreev, M. F. Doubvik, “La3Ga5SiO14-the material with a zero frequency-temperature coefficient of elastic vibrations,” JETP Lett. 10, 487–491 (1984).

Heimann, R. B.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hengst, M.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jian, C.

S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Khodzhabagyan, G. G.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Konstantinova, A. F.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Mill, B. V.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Okorochkov, A. I.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Onuki, K.

K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Saku, T.

K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sarkisov, S. E.

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Silvestrova, I. M.

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Stade, J.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Uchida, N.

K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Uda, S.

S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cryst. Res. Technol. (1)

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, R. B. Heimann, “Electro-optic, piezoelectric and dielectric properties of langasite (La3Ga5SiO14), langanite (La3Ga5.5Nb0.5O14), and langataite (La3Ga5.5Ta0.5O14),” Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113–1120 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (1)

K. Onuki, N. Uchida, T. Saku, “Interferometric method for measuring electro-optic coefficients in crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 1030–1033 (1972).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett. (1)

A. I. Andreev, M. F. Doubvik, “La3Ga5SiO14-the material with a zero frequency-temperature coefficient of elastic vibrations,” JETP Lett. 10, 487–491 (1984).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. Uda, A. Bungo, C. Jian, “Growth of 3-inch Langasite crystal and its application to substrate for surface acoustic wave filters,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 5516–5520 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi A (2)

A. A. Kaminskii, B. V. Mill, G. G. Khodzhabagyan, A. F. Konstantinova, A. I. Okorochkov, I. M. Silvestrova, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 387–398 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kaminskii, I. M. Silvestrova, S. E. Sarkisov, G. A. Denisenko, “Investigation of trigonal (La1-xNdx)3Ga5SiO14 crystals,” Phys. Status Solidi A 80, 607–620 (1983).
[CrossRef]

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Schematic diagram of the Pockels cell inside the laser cavity.

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Table 1 Relative Parameters of the LGS Q Switch and the DKDP Q Switch and the Electro-Optic Material Parameters of LGS and DKDP Crystals

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γ1100-γ1100000γ41000-γ4100-γ110.
Vπ= λ2no3γ11l/d,

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