20 September 2013 Pulse-to-pulse stability analysis in a frequency-doubled, q-switched Nd:YAG rod-laser
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Bistability was observed in a frequency-doubled and q-switched Nd:YAG rod-Laser. When the same cavity contains a quarter-wave plate (QWP) no such bistability is observed and higher output powers are obtained. By means of a Monte-Carlo simulation of the rate equations we achieve good agreement with the observed behavior.
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Matheus A. Tunes, Cláudio G. Schön, Niklaus Ursus Wetter, "Pulse-to-pulse stability analysis in a frequency-doubled, q-switched Nd:YAG rod-laser", Proc. SPIE 8819, Instrumentation, Metrology, and Standards for Nanomanufacturing, Optics, and Semiconductors VII, 88190G (20 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025847; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025847


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