22 July 2004 Selection of electro-optic materials for Pockels cells used in Q-switched Er:YAG lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5484, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.568876
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II, 2003, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
This paper presents a Q-switched Er:YAG laser generating in near infrared range. In this laser system Pockels cell (as an active switch) was applied. For the optimal repetition rate of 10 Hz and maximal pumping energy of 62 J over 15 mJ of the ouptut laser energy was achieved. The pulses generated were characterized by time duration of 115 ns corresponding with 130 kW peak power. Non-linear absorbers allowing to build an effective losses modulator are also discussed.
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P. Nyga, P. Nyga, Andrzej S. Zajac, Andrzej S. Zajac, Marek Skorczakowski, Marek Skorczakowski, P. Konieczny, P. Konieczny, Jacek Swiderski, Jacek Swiderski, } "Selection of electro-optic materials for Pockels cells used in Q-switched Er:YAG lasers", Proc. SPIE 5484, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II, (22 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.568876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.568876
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