Abstract

A laser-diode-pumped watt-level single-frequency combined actively and passively Q-switched (CAPQ) laser with a wavelength of 1064  nm that simultaneously uses a codoped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG crystal as the gain medium and mode selector is presented. The optimum repetition period of the CAPQ laser is approximately 1.5 times the natural repetition period of the passively Q-switched laser. The averaged timing jitter is approximately 400   ns in the CAPQ laser and the repetition rate of the CAPQ laser is experimentally shown to reach a time instability of 0 .2% over 106 pulses. The output is a stable single frequency with a linewidth of 400  MHz at 20   W pump power.

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P. Yan, X. N. Tian, M. L. Gong, and T. Xie, "Laser performance of monolithic Cr,Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation," Opt. Eng. 44, 014201 (2005).
[Crossref]

X. D. Yin, C. W. Yang, D. L. Zhao, W. Q. Liu, and Y. J. Huo, "Actively-controllable passively Q-switched laser," in High-Power Lasers and Applications III, D. Y. Fan, K. I. Ueda, and J. M. Lee, eds., Proc. SPIE 5627, 199-208 (2005).
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2004 (3)

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2003 (1)

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, and J. L. He, "High repetition rate passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 35, 431-434 (2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (2)

2001 (1)

Z. Hong, H. Zheng, J. Chen, and J. Ge, "Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG self-Q-switched laser with high repetition rate and high stability," Appl. Phys. B 73, 205-207 (2001).

2000 (1)

J. J. Zayhowski, "Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip lasers and applications," J. Alloys Compd. 303-304, 393-400 (2000).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
[Crossref]

1998 (4)

R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
[Crossref]

I. V. Klimov, I. A. Shcherbakov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, "Control of the Nd-laser output by Cr-doped Q-switches," Laser Phys. 8, 232-237 (1998).

M. Arvidsson, B. Hansson, M. Holmgren, and C. Lindstrom, "A combined actively and passively Q-switched microchip laser," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 106-113 (1998).

1997 (1)

A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

W. J. Mandeville, K. M. Dinndorf, and N. E. Champigny, "Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar," in Laser Radar Technology and Applications, G. W. Kamerman, eds., Proc. SPIE 2748, 358-366 (1996).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1990 (1)

M. E. Innocenzi, H. T. Yura, C. L. Fincher, and R. A. Fields, "Thermal modeling of continuous-wave end-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1831-1833 (1990).
[Crossref]

1988 (2)

K. Wallmeroth and P. Peuser, "High power, cw single-frequency, TEM00, diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Electron. Lett. 24, 1086-1088 (1988).
[Crossref]

G. T. Maker and A. I. Ferguson, "Single-frequency Q-switched operation of a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 461-463 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1987 (1)

1978 (1)

A. Owyoung and E. D. Jones, "Control of temporal and spectral jitter in single mode pulsed Nd:YAG oscillators," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 49, 266-267 (1978).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1972 (1)

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, and R. C. Smith, "Single longitudinal mode selection of high power actively Q-switched lasers," Opto-electronics 4, 249-256 (1972).
[Crossref]

1971 (1)

1970 (1)

R. B. Chesler, M. A. Karr, and J. E. Geusic, "An experimental and theoretical study of high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YA1G lasers," Proc. IEEE 58, 1899-1914 (1970).
[Crossref]

1966 (1)

1965 (2)

1964 (1)

B. H. Soffer, "Giant pulse laser operation by a passive, reversibly bleachable absorber," J. Appl. Phys. 35, 2551-2551 (1964).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
[Crossref]

Albota, M. A.

Arvidsson, M.

M. Arvidsson, B. Hansson, M. Holmgren, and C. Lindstrom, "A combined actively and passively Q-switched microchip laser," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 106-113 (1998).

Aull, B. F.

Bode, M.

S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
[Crossref]

Buzelis, R.

R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

Byer, R. L.

Carlson, R. R.

Champigny, N. E.

W. J. Mandeville, K. M. Dinndorf, and N. E. Champigny, "Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar," in Laser Radar Technology and Applications, G. W. Kamerman, eds., Proc. SPIE 2748, 358-366 (1996).
[Crossref]

Chen, J.

Z. Hong, H. Zheng, J. Chen, and J. Ge, "Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG self-Q-switched laser with high repetition rate and high stability," Appl. Phys. B 73, 205-207 (2001).

Chen, Y. C.

Chesler, R. B.

R. B. Chesler, M. A. Karr, and J. E. Geusic, "An experimental and theoretical study of high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YA1G lasers," Proc. IEEE 58, 1899-1914 (1970).
[Crossref]

Dell' Acqua, S.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
[Crossref]

Dement'ev, A.

R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

Dill, C.

Dinndorf, K. M.

W. J. Mandeville, K. M. Dinndorf, and N. E. Champigny, "Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar," in Laser Radar Technology and Applications, G. W. Kamerman, eds., Proc. SPIE 2748, 358-366 (1996).
[Crossref]

Ersoy, O.

Evtuhov, V.

Fallnich, C.

S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
[Crossref]

Ferguson, A. I.

Fields, R. A.

M. E. Innocenzi, H. T. Yura, C. L. Fincher, and R. A. Fields, "Thermal modeling of continuous-wave end-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1831-1833 (1990).
[Crossref]

Fincher, C. L.

M. E. Innocenzi, H. T. Yura, C. L. Fincher, and R. A. Fields, "Thermal modeling of continuous-wave end-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1831-1833 (1990).
[Crossref]

Fouche, D. G.

Freitag, I.

S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
[Crossref]

Ge, J.

Z. Hong, H. Zheng, J. Chen, and J. Ge, "Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG self-Q-switched laser with high repetition rate and high stability," Appl. Phys. B 73, 205-207 (2001).

Geusic, J. E.

R. B. Chesler, M. A. Karr, and J. E. Geusic, "An experimental and theoretical study of high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YA1G lasers," Proc. IEEE 58, 1899-1914 (1970).
[Crossref]

Gong, M. L.

P. Yan, X. N. Tian, M. L. Gong, and T. Xie, "Laser performance of monolithic Cr,Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation," Opt. Eng. 44, 014201 (2005).
[Crossref]

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, and R. C. Smith, "Single longitudinal mode selection of high power actively Q-switched lasers," Opto-electronics 4, 249-256 (1972).
[Crossref]

Hansson, B.

M. Arvidsson, B. Hansson, M. Holmgren, and C. Lindstrom, "A combined actively and passively Q-switched microchip laser," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 106-113 (1998).

He, J. L.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, and J. L. He, "High repetition rate passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 35, 431-434 (2003).
[Crossref]

Heinrichs, R. M.

Holmgren, M.

M. Arvidsson, B. Hansson, M. Holmgren, and C. Lindstrom, "A combined actively and passively Q-switched microchip laser," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 106-113 (1998).

Hong, Z.

Z. Hong, H. Zheng, J. Chen, and J. Ge, "Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG self-Q-switched laser with high repetition rate and high stability," Appl. Phys. B 73, 205-207 (2001).

Huang, D. X.

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
[Crossref]

Huang, S. L.

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
[Crossref]

Huang, W. L.

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
[Crossref]

Hull, D.

Huo, Y. J.

X. D. Yin, C. W. Yang, D. L. Zhao, W. Q. Liu, and Y. J. Huo, "Actively-controllable passively Q-switched laser," in High-Power Lasers and Applications III, D. Y. Fan, K. I. Ueda, and J. M. Lee, eds., Proc. SPIE 5627, 199-208 (2005).
[Crossref]

Innocenzi, M. E.

M. E. Innocenzi, H. T. Yura, C. L. Fincher, and R. A. Fields, "Thermal modeling of continuous-wave end-pumped solid-state lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1831-1833 (1990).
[Crossref]

Jin, F.

Jones, E. D.

A. Owyoung and E. D. Jones, "Control of temporal and spectral jitter in single mode pulsed Nd:YAG oscillators," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 49, 266-267 (1978).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kalisky, Y.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and M. R. Kokta, "Performance of diode-end-pumped Cr4+,Nd:YAG self-Q-switched and Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG diffusion bonded lasers," Opt. Mater. 24, 607-614 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kane, T. J.

Kao, F. J.

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
[Crossref]

Karr, M. A.

R. B. Chesler, M. A. Karr, and J. E. Geusic, "An experimental and theoretical study of high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YA1G lasers," Proc. IEEE 58, 1899-1914 (1970).
[Crossref]

Khurgin, J. B.

Klimov, I. V.

I. V. Klimov, I. A. Shcherbakov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, "Control of the Nd-laser output by Cr-doped Q-switches," Laser Phys. 8, 232-237 (1998).

Kocher, D. G.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, 1999), Chap. 5.2.3, pp. 254-254.

Kokta, M. R.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and M. R. Kokta, "Performance of diode-end-pumped Cr4+,Nd:YAG self-Q-switched and Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG diffusion bonded lasers," Opt. Mater. 24, 607-614 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kosenko, J.

R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

Kravchik, L.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and M. R. Kokta, "Performance of diode-end-pumped Cr4+,Nd:YAG self-Q-switched and Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG diffusion bonded lasers," Opt. Mater. 24, 607-614 (2004).
[Crossref]

Lee, K. K.

Li, G. Q.

K. J. Yang, S. Z. Zhao, G. Q. Li, and H. M. Zhao, "Passive Q-switching of a laser-diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs output coupler in a short cavity," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 1 43, 8053-8058 (2004).
[Crossref]

Li, S. Q.

Li, Z. G.

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
[Crossref]

Lim, G. C.

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
[Crossref]

Lin, G. Q.

G. Q. Lin, S. Z. Zhao, and K. J. Yang, "Compression of the pulse width in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with double Q-switches," Opt. Eng. 44, 1-5 (2005).

Lindstrom, C.

M. Arvidsson, B. Hansson, M. Holmgren, and C. Lindstrom, "A combined actively and passively Q-switched microchip laser," in Solid State Lasers VII, R. Scheps, ed., Proc. SPIE 3265, 106-113 (1998).

Liu, J.

J. Liu, J. M. Yang, and J. L. He, "High repetition rate passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 35, 431-434 (2003).
[Crossref]

Liu, W. Q.

X. D. Yin, C. W. Yang, D. L. Zhao, W. Q. Liu, and Y. J. Huo, "Actively-controllable passively Q-switched laser," in High-Power Lasers and Applications III, D. Y. Fan, K. I. Ueda, and J. M. Lee, eds., Proc. SPIE 5627, 199-208 (2005).
[Crossref]

Luther-Davies, B.

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, and R. C. Smith, "Single longitudinal mode selection of high power actively Q-switched lasers," Opto-electronics 4, 249-256 (1972).
[Crossref]

Maker, G. T.

Mandeville, W. J.

W. J. Mandeville, K. M. Dinndorf, and N. E. Champigny, "Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar," in Laser Radar Technology and Applications, G. W. Kamerman, eds., Proc. SPIE 2748, 358-366 (1996).
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Mooney, J.

Moore, N.

Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
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A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
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R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

Navakas, R.

R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

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O'Brien, M. E.

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A. Owyoung and E. D. Jones, "Control of temporal and spectral jitter in single mode pulsed Nd:YAG oscillators," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 49, 266-267 (1978).
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A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
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Player, B. E.

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R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

Reali, G. C.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
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Siegman, A. E.

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B. H. Soffer, "Giant pulse laser operation by a passive, reversibly bleachable absorber," J. Appl. Phys. 35, 2551-2551 (1964).
[Crossref]

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S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
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Sun, Z. Y.

A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
[Crossref]

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P. Yan, X. N. Tian, M. L. Gong, and T. Xie, "Laser performance of monolithic Cr,Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation," Opt. Eng. 44, 014201 (2005).
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Tsui, T. Y.

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
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S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
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S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
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Xie, T.

P. Yan, X. N. Tian, M. L. Gong, and T. Xie, "Laser performance of monolithic Cr,Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation," Opt. Eng. 44, 014201 (2005).
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Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
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P. Yan, X. N. Tian, M. L. Gong, and T. Xie, "Laser performance of monolithic Cr,Nd:YAG crystal with prepumping modulation," Opt. Eng. 44, 014201 (2005).
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[Crossref]

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J. Liu, J. M. Yang, and J. L. He, "High repetition rate passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 35, 431-434 (2003).
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K. J. Yang, S. Z. Zhao, G. Q. Li, and H. M. Zhao, "Passive Q-switching of a laser-diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs output coupler in a short cavity," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 1 43, 8053-8058 (2004).
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G. Q. Lin, S. Z. Zhao, and K. J. Yang, "Compression of the pulse width in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with double Q-switches," Opt. Eng. 44, 1-5 (2005).

K. J. Yang, S. Z. Zhao, G. Q. Li, and H. M. Zhao, "Passive Q-switching of a laser-diode end-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs output coupler in a short cavity," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 1 43, 8053-8058 (2004).
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Z. Hong, H. Zheng, J. Chen, and J. Ge, "Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+,Nd3+:YAG self-Q-switched laser with high repetition rate and high stability," Appl. Phys. B 73, 205-207 (2001).

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S. Spiekermann, M. Bode, C. Fallnich, H. Welling, and I. Freitag, "Actively Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser in single-frequency operation," Electron. Lett. 34, 2246-2247 (1998).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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A. Agnesi, S. Dell' Acqua, C. Morello, G. Piccinno, G. C. Reali, and Z. Y. Sun, "Diode-pumped neodymium lasers repetitively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorbers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 45-52 (1997).
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S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, "Timing jitter reduction of a passively Q-switched laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. , Part 2, 38, L239-L241 (1999).
[Crossref]

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I. V. Klimov, I. A. Shcherbakov, and V. B. Tsvetkov, "Control of the Nd-laser output by Cr-doped Q-switches," Laser Phys. 8, 232-237 (1998).

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R. Buzelis, A. Dement'ev, J. Kosenko, E. Murauskas, R. Navakas, and M. Radzhiunas, "Generation of short pulses with low jitter in combined actively and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with short resonator," Lith. Phys. J. 38, 248-257 (1998).

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Z. G. Li, Z. Xiong, N. Moore, G. C. Lim, W. L. Huang, and D. X. Huang, "Pulse width reduction in AO Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs coupler," Opt. Commun. 237, 411-416 (2004).
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G. Q. Lin, S. Z. Zhao, and K. J. Yang, "Compression of the pulse width in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with double Q-switches," Opt. Eng. 44, 1-5 (2005).

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) Schematic of the Q-switching process in a cw-pumped and Q-switched laser oscillator: (a) AQS, (b) CAPQS.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) Experimental setup of the CAPQ laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Comparison of pulse timing jitter between PQ, AQ, and CAPQ lasers with the same configuration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse timing jitter and repetition period of the CAPQ laser at 15   W LD module pump power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse width comparison between AQ, PQ, and CAPQ lasers with the same configuration.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Average output power of the CAPQ laser at different AOM repetition rates.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Absorption spectrum and (b) emission spectrum of Cr, Nd:YAG crystal at room temperature.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Calculated absorption spectrum of the lasing mode (order 0) and adjacent longitudinal modes (orders ± 1 , ± 2 , . . .) in the presence of a lasing mode (order 0) at (a) twice threshold intracavity power densities, (b) various intracavity power densities.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Mode selection during the buildup of the pulse.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Spectral linewidth record of Cr, Nd : YAG laser radiation, 1 .4   mm / div .

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P 0 P 1 = [ exp ( α 0 l c ) exp ( α 1 l c ) ] t / τ ,

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