4 April 1997 High-average-power Nd:YAG laser with Cr4+:YAG passive Q-switch
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Proceedings Volume 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270123
Event: XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, 1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
Passive Q-switching of high power cw pumped Nd:YAG laser by using phototropic Cr4+ ion centers in YAG was investigated in detail. Over 180 W average output was obtained at 15 kW input power with two cavities. The Q-switch efficiency is about 70%. The beam parameter product is 7.5 mm mrad and longitudinal mode selection was observed.
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Traian Dascalu, Traian Dascalu, Horst Weber, Horst Weber, Gerd Phillipps, Gerd Phillipps, "High-average-power Nd:YAG laser with Cr4+:YAG passive Q-switch", Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270123; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270123
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