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Efficient fourth-harmonic generation of a diode-pumped single-frequency Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with low amplitude noise

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3 Author(s)
Reich, M. ; Laser Zentrum Hannover eV, Germany ; Tunnermann, A. ; Welling, H.

Summary form only given. In this paper theoretical and experimental investigations of frequency-converted Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers are described. It is shown that significant statistical pulse-to-pulse fluctuations arise from a statistical phase distribution of the different oscillating longitudinal modes. These fluctuations can be eliminated by enforcing single-frequency operation of the laser system.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1996. CLEO '96., Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on

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2-7 June 1996