Numerical study of the Cr:YSO Q-switched ruby laser

Y. K. Kuo, H. M. Chen, J. Y. Chang

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The passive Q-switching performance of the Cr:YSO Q-switched ruby laser for different polarization orientations is numerically studied in detail with the Runge-Kutta method. The simulation results show that the Cr:YSO Q-switched ruby laser system has a better passive Q-switching performance when the polarization orientation is along the n1 axis of the Cr:YSO, when compared to the n2 and n3 axes. With a typical laser configuration, a Q-switched laser pulse of 19.8 mJ in 22.3 ns can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2031-2035
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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