PULSED YAG:Nd3 + LASER WITH A PASSIVE Q SWITCH IN THE FORM OF AN LiF CRYSTAL CONTAINING F2 - CENTERS.

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Abstract

  • An investigation was made of the energy characteristics of a YAG:Nd**3** plus laser subjected to pulse-periodic pumping and to passive Q switching of a resonator by an LiF crystal containing F//2** minus color centers. A comparison was made of the energy of giant laser pulses obtained using passive and electrooptic switches when the pump pulse repetition frequency was up to 50 Hz. The use of a passive switch made of an LiF:F//2** minus crystal under optimal lasing conditions did not reduce the energy of the output pulses of the laser compared with that attainable using an electrooptic Q switch.
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  • Basiev TT; Itskhoki IY; Lysoi BG; Mirov SB; Cherednichenko OB
  • Start Page

  • 370
  • End Page

  • 372
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 3