A passively Q-switched Nd:YAG undirectional ring laser with external feedback is reported. The laser generates 50 ns single-axial-mode pulses up to 6 kHz, with energy 34 mu J, M2 < 1.05, and pulse jitter <50 ns rms, which is quite remarkable for this class of devices. Jitter was effectively minimized by using relatively high-peak-power pump pulses of 10 W, in agreement with a model considering both pump fluctuations and spontaneous emission noise. This represents an improvement by a factor of 8 with respect to a similar laser device we recently reported.

Jitter investigation of narrow-bandwidth passively Q-switched Nd:YAG unidirectional ring laser

Negri J. R.;Pirzio F.
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Agnesi A.
2019-01-01

Abstract

A passively Q-switched Nd:YAG undirectional ring laser with external feedback is reported. The laser generates 50 ns single-axial-mode pulses up to 6 kHz, with energy 34 mu J, M2 < 1.05, and pulse jitter <50 ns rms, which is quite remarkable for this class of devices. Jitter was effectively minimized by using relatively high-peak-power pump pulses of 10 W, in agreement with a model considering both pump fluctuations and spontaneous emission noise. This represents an improvement by a factor of 8 with respect to a similar laser device we recently reported.
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