14 February 2008 Q-switched lasing on a weak transition: new approach
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This paper discusses an novel strategy in development, design and integration of a high efficient Q-switched laser operating on weak transitions of the lasing media. A typical example of such operation is lasing on the 946 nm transition of Nd-doped medium. The proposed approach enables very effective Q-switched operation on this type of weak transitions with the plug-in efficiency better than 10% at a few ns pulse length, as compared to recently reported less than 1% efficiency at pulse length of about 150 ns.
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Anatoliy Khizhnyak, Anatoliy Khizhnyak, Vladimir Markov, Vladimir Markov, } "Q-switched lasing on a weak transition: new approach", Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 687104 (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764168; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.764168


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