Abstract

We describe the performance of a single-frequency Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.06 μm and optically pumped by a 100-mW diode laser. This system provides pulses of 6-μJ energy with peak powers greater than 125 W at 40-nsec duration with less than 16-MHz linewidth.

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1986 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1972 (2)

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 117 (1972).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, R. C. Smith, Optoelectronics 4, 249 (1972).

1971 (1)

W. Culshaw, J. Kannelaud, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 381 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

D. G. Carlson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 4369 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Alcock, I. P.

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Commun. 58, 417 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ammann, E. O.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 117 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Byvik, C. E.

Carlson, D. G.

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[CrossRef]

Culshaw, W.

W. Culshaw, J. Kannelaud, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 381 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Dixon, G. J.

Donald, D. K.

Esherick, P.

Ferguson, A. I.

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[CrossRef]

Giuliani, G.

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Hadley, G. R.

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, R. C. Smith, Optoelectronics 4, 249 (1972).

Kane, T. J.

Kannelaud, J.

W. Culshaw, J. Kannelaud, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 381 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Kozlovsky, W. J.

Luther-Davies, B.

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, R. C. Smith, Optoelectronics 4, 249 (1972).

Nazarathy, M.

Nilsson, A. C.

Owyoung, A.

Park, Y. K.

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Rahn, L. A.

Schmitt, R. L.

Sipes, D. L.

D. L. Sipes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 74 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. C.

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, R. C. Smith, Optoelectronics 4, 249 (1972).

Trutna, W. R.

Yarborough, J. M.

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 117 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, B.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. L. Sipes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 74 (1985).
[CrossRef]

E. O. Ammann, J. M. Yarborough, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 117 (1972).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

Y. K. Park, G. Giuliani, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 117 (1984).
[CrossRef]

W. Culshaw, J. Kannelaud, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 381 (1971).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. G. Carlson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 4369 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Commun. 58, 417 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Optoelectronics (1)

D. C. Hanna, B. Luther-Davies, R. C. Smith, Optoelectronics 4, 249 (1972).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of laser system used to obtain Q-switched pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace showing the prelase and relaxation oscillations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Q-switched pulses corresponding to different pump levels (Pp) recorded from a digital storage oscilloscope.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Q-switched pulse duration (FWHM) plotted as a function of (x − 1 − ln x)−1/2, where x is the ratio of pump power to threshold pump power, (b) Peak Q-switched power plotted as a function of (x − 1 − ln x).

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P peak ( x 1 ln x )
Δ t = 2 . 48 τ c / ( x 1 ln x ) 1 / 2 ,

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