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Q-switching of Nd:YAG solid-state laser with intra-cavity MEMS resonant scanning mirror

Bauer, Ralf and Lubeigt, Walter and Uttamchandani, Deepak G. (2012) Q-switching of Nd:YAG solid-state laser with intra-cavity MEMS resonant scanning mirror. In: International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), 2012. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 81-82. ISBN 9781457715112

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Abstract

A comb-drive actuated MEMS scanning mirror is used to actively Q-switch a side-pumped Nd:YAG laser. Minimum pulse durations of 38 ns are observed and maximum average output powers of 55 mW at 17.625 kHz pulse repetition frequency.