Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers

Citation
Nd. Lai et al., Stabilization of the repetition rate of passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers, APPL PHYS L, 79(8), 2001, pp. 1073-1075
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0003-6951 → ACNP
Volume
79
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1073 - 1075
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-6951(20010820)79:8<1073:SOTRRO>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
We present a simple technique to stabilize the period of the pulses emitted by passively Q-switched lasers. By slightly modulating the pump diode powe r, the repetition rate of a Nd3+:YAG laser passively Q switched by Cr4+:YAG is experimentally shown to reach a time stability of 10(-6) over 10(6) pul ses. Simulations using a rate-equation model are in close agreement with th e experiments. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.