Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser at 1.35 μm passively Q-switched with V3+:YAG crystal and PbS-doped glass

Svetlana Zolotovskaya (Lead / Corresponding author), V. G. Savitski, M. S. Gaponenko, A.M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, M.I. Demchuk, H. Raaben, A.A. Zhilin, K. Nejezchleb

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    Abstract

    Comparative study of passive Q-switching operation of a diode-pumped 1.35-μm Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using PbS-doped glass and V3+:YAG crystal has been carried out. V3+:YAG saturable absorber outperforms PbS-doped glass one in output power (45 mW over 12.5 mW) and Q-switching efficiency (47% over 13%). PbS-doped glass provides shorter Q-switched pulses (50 ns) than V3+:YAG crystal saturable absorber (90 ns).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)919-924
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptical Materials
    Volume28
    Issue number8-9
    Early online date4 Jun 2005
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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