Pulsed output from a dual-polarization cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Peter Dekker*, Judith M. Dawes

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Pulsed output was obtained from a cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.06 μm without the use of intracavity elements. Thus was achieved by tuning a stable amplitude modulation owing to polarization beating onto the natural relaxation-oscillation frequency of the laser cavity. Stable pulses were obtained at approximately 100 kHz with pulse widths of 500 ns. The pulse-repetition frequency changed with the relaxation-oscillation frequency of the resonator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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