Abstract

An analytical expression for the difference in buildup time between two longitudinal modes in a passively <i>Q</i> -switched laser resonator is developed and compared with experimental laser data. The results support the following temporal criterion for single-frequency, passively <i>Q</i> -switched operation: The difference in buildup time between any two longitudinal modes of the laser resonator should be comparable with or greater than the laser pulse duration to ensure single-frequency operation.

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A. Szabo and R. A. Stein, J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1562 (1965).

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