27 April 2005 Electro-optically Q-switched Er:YAG laser
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For giant pulse generation in the mid-infrared region LiNbO3 crystal with Brewster angle cut faces was inserted inside the Er:YAG laser oscillator and a specially designed driver ensured the precise time of Pockels cell switching. The optimization of the oscillator and Pockels cell driver parameters was performed to obtain the shortest (60 ns) and stable output pulse with maximum energy (60 mJ). It gives 1 MW output peak power. Laser output dependences on the resonator parameters (resonator length and output mirror reflexivity) were also performed and the output laser characteristics well corresponded to the theoretical calculation results.
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Petr Koranda, Petr Koranda, Helena Jelinkova, Helena Jelinkova, Michal Nemec, Michal Nemec, Jan Sulc, Jan Sulc, Miroslav Cech, Miroslav Cech, } "Electro-optically Q-switched Er:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, (27 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588951; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.588951


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