Single mode injection seeded Nd:YAG oscillator with an adjustable pulse length between 20 and 50 ns
Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, bâtiment 505, Campus d'Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 October 2006
Published online: 20 December 2006
Highly stable single axial mode operation is obtained in a pulsed injection seeded oscillator with an adjustable pulse length from 20 ns to more than 50 ns, at a constant output energy. The adjustment principle is described experimentally and analysed theoretically. The peak to peak time jitter added to a slow time drift is of the order of 1 nanosecond for a 20 nanoseconds pulse length.
PACS: 42.55.-f – Lasers / 42.60.-v – Laser optical systems: design and operation / 42.60.Lh – Efficiency, stability, gain, and other operational parameters
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