Analysis of passively Q-switched lasers with simultaneous modelocking

Yung-Fu Chen*, Jian Lung Lee, Hung Dau Hsieh, Sheng Wei Tsai

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Abstract

Simultaneous Q-switching and modelocking in a diode-pumped Nd: YAG/Cr4+: YAG laser is experimentally demonstrated. A general recurrence is derived for the analysis of the temporal shape of a single Q-switched envelope with modelocked pulse trains. With the developed model, the modelocked pulse energy and the total Q-switched pulse energy can be calculated. Excellent agreement was found between the present results and detailed theoretical computations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number985573
Pages (from-to)312-317
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2002

Keywords

  • Mode locking
  • Passively Q-switched laser
  • Saturable absorber
  • Solid-state laser

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