Abstract

The onset of parasitic oscillations limits the extraction efficiency and therefore energy scaling of Q-switched lasers. A solid-state laser was end pumped with a fiber-coupled diode laser and operated in q-cw as well as in passively Q-switched operation. For Q-switched operation, we demonstrate the suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser by Sm:YAG cladding.

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G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (2)

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Allik, T. H.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, J. F.

H. Yagi, J. F. Bisson, K. Ueda, and T. Yanagitani, “Y3Al5O12 ceramic absorbers for the suppression of parasitic oscillation in high-power Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Lumin. 121(1), 88–94 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Denis, T.

Diaconescu, B.

Dong, J.

Fallnich, C.

Frede, M.

Freiburg, D.

Georgescu, S.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Gruber, J. B.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hahn, S.

Ikesue, A.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Ji, J.

Jianqiu, X.

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jianren, L.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kaminshii, A. A.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kolleck, C.

Kracht, D.

Kudryashov, A.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, G. A.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kurimura, S.

Li, C.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lou, Q.

Lu, J.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, A.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Lupei, V.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Mebben, S.

Misawa, K.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Murai, T.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Neumann, J.

Ostermeyer, M.

Prabhu, M.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Qi, Y.

Sardar, D. K.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Song, J.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sträßer, A.

Taira, T.

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, B. Diaconescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, S. Kurimura, and A. Ikesue, “High resolution spectroscopy and emission decay in concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(3), 360–368 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, A. Lupei, S. Georgescu, T. Taira, Y. Sato, and A. Ikesue, “The effect of Nd concentration on the spectroscopic and emission decay properties of highly doped Nd:YAG ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 64, 092102/1–4 (2001).

Takaichi, K.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

H. Yagi, J. F. Bisson, K. Ueda, and T. Yanagitani, “Y3Al5O12 ceramic absorbers for the suppression of parasitic oscillation in high-power Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Lumin. 121(1), 88–94 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Uematsu, T.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Unnikrishnan, N. V.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Y.

Wilhelm, R.

Xu, J.

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yagi, H.

H. Yagi, J. F. Bisson, K. Ueda, and T. Yanagitani, “Y3Al5O12 ceramic absorbers for the suppression of parasitic oscillation in high-power Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Lumin. 121(1), 88–94 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yanagitani, T.

H. Yagi, J. F. Bisson, K. Ueda, and T. Yanagitani, “Y3Al5O12 ceramic absorbers for the suppression of parasitic oscillation in high-power Nd:YAG lasers,” J. Lumin. 121(1), 88–94 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yow, R. M.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zandi, B.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,” Appl. Phys. B 71(4), 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

L. Jianren, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(23), 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(23), 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, “Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(6), 747–758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar, R. M. Yow, T. H. Allik, and B. Zandi, “Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f 3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12,” J. Appl. Phys. 96(6), 3050–3056 (2004).
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Figures (7)

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the end pumped laser system.

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Fig. 2

Raytrace simulations in Zemax with a mode selective (a) and a divergent (b) pumping scheme.

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Fig. 3

Calculated integrated pump light absorption along the optical axis for the homogeneously doped Nd:YAG crystal (black) and the core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG rod (red).

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Fig. 4

Simulated pump light absorption along the optical axis of the homogeneously doped rod (a) and along the core-doped rod (b) in a divergent pumping scheme (size of the cross-section is 4 mm x 25 mm).

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Fig. 5

Laser output vs. pump power for different rods with a mode selective (solid lines) and with a divergent pumping scheme (dashed lines).

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Fig. 6

Comparison of the time-resolved fluorescence measurements of the Nd:YAG laser rod using Sm:YAG (a) and YAG (b) as cladding media at increasing peak pump power.

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Fig. 7

Comparison of the normalized time-resolved fluorescence signals of the Nd:YAG laser rod with YAG and Sm:YAG cladding.

Tables (3)

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Table 1 Nd:YAG laser rods.

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Table 2 List of the measured results with a mode selective and with a divergent pumping scheme in brackets.

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Table 3 Pulse energy and optical-to-optical efficiencies with different initial transmissions of Cr4+:YAG.

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