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11 April 1996 Dynamics of diode-pumped lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG
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Proceedings Volume 2772, Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers; (1996)
Event: Laser Optics '95, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The dynamics of passively Q-switched, diode-pumped solid-state lasers have been investigated on a rate equation basis. The importance of the absorption cross section of the saturable absorber material was discussed, and the relevant parameters of a passively Q-switched solid- state laser were evaluated. The theoretical calculations were used to optimize a longitudinally diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser which was Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG as a saturable absorber.
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A. Pfeiffer, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, and Milan R. Kokta "Dynamics of diode-pumped lasers passively Q-switched with Cr4+:YAG", Proc. SPIE 2772, Laser Optics '95: Solid State Lasers, (11 April 1996);


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