Self Q-switching effect in a Nd:YVO4∕KTP lasing unit

Zeev Zalevsky
2006 Optical Engineering: The Journal of SPIE  
We report and present an experimental investigation of spatially and thermally dependent self Q-switching effects generated in Nd: YVO 4 cavity. The main application for the investigated effect is generation of an efficient Q-switched lasing in a Nd: YVO 4 crystal that may be realized without the need for a saturable absorber module.
doi:10.1117/1.2219976 fatcat:zbgr6fyxifd6vksus7f4iup4j4