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Effect of Polarization States on the Laser Performance of Passively Q -switched Yb:YAG/Cr,Ca:YAG Microchip Lasers

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4 Author(s)
Jun Dong ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Xiamen Univ., Xiamen, China ; Ueda, Ken-ichi ; Yagi, H. ; Kaminskii, Alexander A.

The polarization states of passively Q-switched microchip lasers were investigated by adopting different combinations of Yb:YAG, Cr,Ca:YAG crystals and ceramics. The results show that except for the random polarization oscillation of Yb:YAG/Cr,Ca:YAG all-ceramics combination, other three combinations including crystals exhibit linearly polarization. Highly efficient, nearly diffraction-limited beam quality, high peak power, sub-nanosecond passively Q-switched lasers were obtained for all combinations of Yb:YAG, Cr,Ca:YAG ceramics and crystals. The best laser performance was obtained with Yb:YAG/Cr,Ca:YAG crystals combination. The effect of polarization states on the laser performance was also addressed.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )