IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Pump-induced bleaching of the saturable absorber in short-pulse Nd:YAG/Cr/sup 4+/:YAG passively Q-switched microchip lasers

Author(s): J.J. Zayhowski ; A.L. Wilson, Jr.
Sponsor(s): IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 December 2003
Volume: 39
Page Count: 6
Page(s): 1,588 - 1,593
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9197
ISSN (Online): 1558-1713
DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2003.819535
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Bleaching of the saturable absorber by pump light increases the length of the pulse generated in a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr/sup 4+/:YAG microchip laser and decreases the pulse energy. This... View More

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