Power-scaling MEMS Q-switched solid-state lasers

Bauer, Ralf and Lubeigt, Walter and Li, Ran and Clark, Caspar and McBrearty, Euan and Uttamchandani, Deepak (2013) Power-scaling MEMS Q-switched solid-state lasers. In: Advanced Solid State Lasers, 2013-10-27 - 2013-11-01.

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Abstract

Initial steps towards power-scaling solid-state lasers Q-switched by intra-cavity scanning MEMS are reported. Using a micromirror with a low-stress dielectric coating resulted in a x5 increase of the pulse energy with cavity-limited pulse durations.