18 October 2013 Passive Q-switching in a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.319 μm
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Optical Engineering, 52(10), 106107 (2013). doi:10.1117/1.OE.52.10.106107
Abstract
We demonstrated a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.319 μm using a transmission-type single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) as the saturable absorber. This is the first report on using SWCNT as a Q-switcher for 1.319 μm Nd:YAG laser in a side-pumped configuration. A maximum output power of 780 mW was obtained with 1.15-μs pulse duration and 42.7-kHz repetition rate.
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Shilian Yan, Ling Zhang, Haijuan Yu, Menglong Li, Wei Sun, Wei Hou, Xuechun Lin, Yonggang Wang, Yishan Wang, "Passive Q-switching in a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.319 μm," Optical Engineering 52(10), 106107 (18 October 2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.10.106107
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Nd:YAG lasers

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