R. Huß
R. Wilhelm
C. Kolleck
J. Neumann
D. Kracht

Suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser by Sm:YAG cladding

Opt. Express
12
18
13094-13101
2010
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
Abstract
The onset of parasitic oscillations limits the extraction efficiency and therefore energy scaling of Q-switched lasers. A solid-state laser was end pumped with a fiber-coupled diode laser and operated in q-cw as well as in passively Q-switched operation. For Q-switched operation, we demonstrate the suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser by Sm:YAG cladding.