Abstract

Acousto-optically Q-switched diode-pumped lasers emit short pulses at kilohertz repetition rates. We describe a compact laser cavity design that employs either Nd:YLF or Nd: YAG and has all internal Brewster surfaces. Pulsed operation at 1.047, 1.053, 1.064, 1.313, 1.319, and 1.338 μm is observed, with pulse widths ranging from 3 to 39 nsec at low repetition rates. The laser generates peak powers of 20 kW at 1.047 μm and 1.7 kW at 1.321 μm.

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