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11 November 2010 Characteristics of high-energy Q-switched neodymium lasers operating near 1320 nm
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An optimum design of neodymium lasers operating near 1320 nm was experimentally investigated. A conductively cooled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with two birefringent filter plates produced 18 mJ of energy at 1319 nm. On the other hand, a Nd:YLF laser allowed us to achieve operations at a single emission line without wavelength selectors because of its favorable birefringent properties. An output energy of 42 mJ in a single Q-switched pulse at 1313 nm was obtained with a c-cut Nd:YLF rod.
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Atsushi Sato, Tomohiro Terasaki, Takumi Abe, Yoshiki Miyake, Kazuhiro Asai, Shoken Ishii, and Kohei Mizutani "Characteristics of high-energy Q-switched neodymium lasers operating near 1320 nm", Proc. SPIE 7860, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XI, 78600H (11 November 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869509
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