Solid-state, Nd:YAG laser-based source at 580 nm

H. M. Pask*, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

An experiment was carried out utilizing an arclamp-pumped Quantronix 114 Nd:YAG laser as the initial pump source. The solid-state Nd:YAG laser was Q-switched at repetition rates from 1-100 kHz. The resonator was modified using intracavity configuration to study the stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and second-harmonic generation (SHG) in the laser. Intracavity SRS was found to be a function of lamp current, pulse repetition frequency, and output coupling. On the other hand, the Raman shift and threshold were dependent on crystal length, cut, and orientation relative to the pump polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88
Number of pages1
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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