Passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators for Nd:hosted lasers

Junewen Chen, Hon Fai Yau, Hai Pei Liu, Tzu Chiang Chen, Chiao Chia Cheng, Fa Min Liu

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Four kinds of currently available Nd:hosted laser passive Q-switch and mode-locking modulators: plastic dye, LiF:F2- color center crystal, Cr4:YAG crystal and RG1000 colored glass filter were investigated. All modulators are capable of Q-switching as well as Q-switching combined with mode-locking of pulsed Nd:YAG, Nd:glass 6, Nd:YVO4 and microNd:YAG lasers. However, the LiF:F2- color crystal demonstrated outstanding annealability, long lifetime, low cost and operability at high repetition rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2000


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