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Damage limited pulsewidth of a passive Q-switched ruby oscillator

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1 Author(s)
Vrbova, M. ; Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Passive Q -switched laser pulse parameters are studied. An approximate formula describing light pulse duration is presented. It is shown that the shortest pulse generated via classical passive Q -switching is determined by the damage threshold of laser active material. The ruby laser Q -switched by DDI* is analyzed quantitatively. Results are compared with the experiment.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 8 )