, Volume 67, Issue 5, pp 555-558

V:YAG – a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers

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=3.0×10-18 cm2 and σesa=1.4×10-19 cm2 at 1064 nm, and σgsa=7.2×10-18 cm2 and σesa=7.4×10-19 cm2 at 1342 nm. Q-switched operation was demonstrated at 1064 nm and 1342 nm from a Nd:YVO4 microchip laser, producing pulses as short as 9.3 ns at 1342 nm with peak powers of 350 W.

Received: 17 March 1998/Revised version: 8 June 1998