1 November 2004 Theoretical and experimental study of a laser diode end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber
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The intracavity photon density and the initial population-inversion density are assumed to be Gaussian spatial distributions in the rate equations of a laser diode end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber. These space-dependent rate equations are solved numerically. In an experiment, such a laser has been realized. The dependences of pulse width, pulse repetition rate, single-pulse energy, and peak power on incident pump power were measured, and the experimental results are consistent with the numerical solutions.
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Guiqiu Li, Shengzhi Zhao, Kejian Yang, Hongming Zhao, "Theoretical and experimental study of a laser diode end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Optical Engineering 43(11), (1 November 2004). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1797831 . Submission:
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