The reasonable lifetime performance of the Q-switch, cyptocyanine in methanol, has encouraged its implementation in the laser described. It greatly simplifies the design compared to a pockels cell Q-switch which is bulky and involves high voltage circuitry. In addition, the natural mode selection property of the dye Q-switch minimizes the number of mode selection components in the cavity.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEE Conference Publication|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Holographic Systems, Components and Applications - Edinburgh, Scotland|
Duration: 16 Sep 1991 → 18 Sep 1991