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Author Kisel', V. E. ♦ Yasukevich, A. S. ♦ Kondratyuk, N. V. ♦ Kuleshov, N. V.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CHROMIUM IONS ♦ DIODE-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERS ♦ EQUATIONS ♦ KHZ RANGE ♦ NEODYMIUM LASERS ♦ PULSES ♦ Q-SWITCHING ♦ YTTERBIUM IONS ♦ CHARGED PARTICLES ♦ FREQUENCY RANGE ♦ IONS ♦ LASERS ♦ SOLID STATE LASERS
Abstract The system of balance equations is modified for quasi-three-level passively Q-switched lasers with a slow saturable absorber. Optimal parameters of a Yb{sup 3+}:YAG microchip laser with a passive Cr{sup 4+}:YAG Q switch are calculated at a pulse repetition rate of {approx}100 kHz. The single-mode operation of the Yb:YAG-Cr:YAG laser with a pulse repetition rate above 100 kHz, the average output power 0.45 W and peak power 1.5 kW is experimentally demonstrated. In the multimode lasing regime, pulses with a peak power of 4.2 kW are obtained at an average output power of 0.8 W and a pulse repetition rate of 10 kHz. (lasers)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-11-30
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 11


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