Pump-mode influence on the performance of end-pumped passively Q-switched lasers
2002 (English)In: Journal of Optics. A, Pure and applied optics, ISSN 1464-4258, E-ISSN 1741-3567, Vol. 4, no 1, 29-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a simple way of adjusting the output performance of end-pumped passively Q-switched lasers. The method is based on changing the size of the pump mode within the active medium, and the approach is demonstrated both in theory and in practice. We show that it is possible to modify the repetition rate from 7 kHz to 1 MHz and the pulse length from 6 to 30 ns for the laser used in the experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 4, no 1, 29-32 p.
microchip lasers, passive Q-switching, pump modulation, microchip lasers, cr4+yag
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21368ISI: 000174309500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21368DiVA: diva2:340066
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved