A compact Tm:KYW diode-pumped laser with cavity length of 8 mm passively Q-switched with PbS-quantum-dot saturable absorber is demonstrated. The laser produces pulses with duration of 9 ns and energy of 40 μJ.
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M. Gaponenko, V. Kisel, A. Malyarevich, K. Yumashev, N. Kuleshov, and A. Onushchenko, "PbS-Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Q-switched Tm:KYW Mini-Laser with 9 ns / 40 μJ Pulses," in Advances in Optical Materials, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper AWA22.
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