Passive synchronized Q-switching between a quasi-three-level and a four-level laser

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2011

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Synchronized Q-switching between quasi-three-level and four-level lasers is interesting for sum-frequency generation into the blue and ultraviolet. We report, for the first time, stable synchronized Q-switching between a quasi-three-level laser at 946 nm and a four-level laser at 1064 nm in an all passive approach. While timing jitter of the individual free-running lasers were on the order of 10 μs, the relative timing jitter, defined as one standard-deviation of the experimental data, was only 9 ns between the two synchronized pulses. The minimum delay between the two pulses was 64 ns during stable operation, which gave a 79% temporal overlap when normalized against the zero-delay scenario. Preliminary results show promise for non-linear frequency conversion, which could lead to high power pulsed blue and ultraviolet lasers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2011
Volume7912
Pages79120W
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceSolid State Lasers : Technology and Devices
Number20
CitySan Francisco, California, USA
Period01/01/11 → …

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2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

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Keywords

  • Nd:YAG, Lasers, Diode-pumped, Solid-state, Q-switched
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