Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber

Ming Dar Wei, Chih Chiang Cheng, Sung Shien Wu

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This work presents experimental results concerning a passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber operated in a three-element cavity. When the pump power exceeded 5.47 W, the system transfers stable pulse train into spatial-temporal instability. Furthermore, the chaotic pulse train accompanied the generation of a satellite pulse. The experimental results reveal that the mechanisms of instability and generation of the satellite pulse are governed by the multitransverse mode competition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3527-3531
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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