Abstract

With a novel Q-switching technique, 6-ns output pulses are produced from a single-mode Nd:YAG microchip laser pumped with 120 mW of cw optical power. Rate-equation analysis indicates that with a pump power of 500 mW, Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip lasers having subnanosecond pulses and peak powers of several kilowatts are feasible. Such miniature Q-switched lasers could find applications in range finding and nonlinear optics.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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J. J. Zayhowski, "Q-switched operation of microchip lasers: erratum," Opt. Lett. 16, 1287-1287 (1991)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-16-16-1287

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