By Topic

Electrooptic Q switching of the Nd:YVO4laser without an intracavity polarizer

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
M. Bass ; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

An explanation of the excellent Q -switched lasing of Nd:YVO4at pump levels many times threshold with no intracavity polarizer is presented. A small wedge between the laser rod's end faces, coupled with the material's high birefringence, enables the rod to act as its own intraeavity polarizer. This results in a simplification of the Q -switched optical resonator and can be applied to other birefringent laser materials.

Published in:

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 12 )