Modeling the Dynamic Emission of a Polarized Cr4+:YAG Crystal Investigated by Double-Pulse Pumping Generated by a Nd-Laser
B. Abdul Ghani and M. Hammadi
Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
Received: January 14, 2008; In final form: March 23, 2009
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A mathematical model describing the dynamic emission of intracavity polarized isotropic Cr4+:YAG solid-state saturable absorber was developed. This model considers double pumping laser pulses to simulate the actions of Cr4+:YAG as a dual Q-switched crystal (1.06 μm) and lasing medium (1.4 μm). The model describes the time evolution of interaction between the pumping laser pulse, partial polarizer and the polarized saturable absorber. The analysis of the polarization process is based on the assumption that at each moment of lasing evolution, the state of polarization represented by an eigenstate corresponds to the lowest radiation losses state. The model offers a simple mechanism for studying the kinetics of the pulsed lasers and the influence of the variations of the pumping laser power and nonlinear anisotropy parameter on the characteristics of the output laser pulses 1.06 μm and 1.4 μm. The angular rotation of the passive switch Cr4+:YAG reveals that the transmission of the polarized 1.06 μm laser radiation is strongly anisotropic in the saturation regime. The suggested model estimates the transmission of pumping laser density of the polarized light 1.06 μm radiation as a function of nonlinear anisotropy parameter, temporal behavior of the relative population inversion of Nd-laser, population inversion of the different polarized levels of Cr4+:YAG pulsed laser and the output laser pulse densities under impact of different values of the nonlinear anisotropy which is due to the self-induced anisotropy of its saturated absorption.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.115.873
PACS numbers: 42.55.Rz, 42.50.-p