16 April 2008 A Q-switched Nd:YCOB laser
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The first demonstration of a pulsed Nd:YCOB laser at 1060 nm is reported, with results for both gain switching and Qswitching presented. Active Q-switching is achieved using the spinning disc technique pulses of 50 ns duration with pulse energies up to 0.6 mJ are obtained. Optimisation is performed for both pulse energy and slope efficiency of the laser. A Q-switched slope efficiency of 56% is achieved.
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C. J. Mercer, Y. H. Tsang, D. J. Binks, H. Zhang, J. Wang, "A Q-switched Nd:YCOB laser", Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69981I (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780610; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780610
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