Generating picosecond pulses from Q-switched microchip lasers

Alex C. Buter*, David J. Spence, David W. Coutts

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Abstract

A semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) is used as an end mirror in a solid state microchip laser cavity to generate Q-switched pulses of 22 ps duration. A numerical model based on the rate equations is used to predict the output of such a laser based on various parameters, such as cavity length and SESAM properties, and potential designs are constructed and tested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages632-634
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780977565788, 9781457719400
ISBN (Print)9781457719394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim - 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Other

OtherInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim - 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period28/08/111/09/11

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    Buter, A. C., Spence, D. J., & Coutts, D. W. (2011). Generating picosecond pulses from Q-switched microchip lasers. In Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011 (pp. 632-634). [6193702] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6193702