Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Lee W. Casperson
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (xi, 116 p.)
Nd-YAG lasers, Oscillations
It was shown analytically and experimentally that when the cavity losses are perturbed, the output intensity experiences an amplitude modulation or becomes a regular train of spikes, with the frequency depending on both the frequency of perturbation as well as pump power. Coupled nonlinear rate equations including the cavity perturbation term, are solved numerically by a Runga-Kutta method using experimentally-measured parameter values for Nd: Y AG laser. A continuously pumped Nd: Y AG laser was used to verify this theory.
Shori, Ramesh K., "A Study of Spiking and Relaxation Oscillations in Nd:YAG Laser Using Measured Laser Parameters" (1993). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4641.