17 June 2003 High repetition rate electro-optic Q-switching of Nd:YAG lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4968, Solid State Lasers XII; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478185
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
The behavior of an electrooptic Q-switch in a high-average-power lsaer is presented. The linear optical absorption of laser radiation produces thermal gradient and consequent thermally-induced birefringence in the electrooptic crystal which disturbs Pockels cell performance. Depolarization losses of the resonator caused by thermally-induced birefringence in the KD*P crystals are experimentally measured.
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Eugene V. Raevsky, Eugene V. Raevsky, Vladimir L. Pavlovitch, Vladimir L. Pavlovitch, } "High repetition rate electro-optic Q-switching of Nd:YAG lasers", Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478185


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