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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
1.5 to 5um Lasers (CTu2D)

Passive Q-Switching of a Tm:YLF Laser

Valentin Petrov, Raffaele Faoro, Martin Kadankov, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, Mauro Tonelli, Uwe Griebner, Martha Segura, and Xavier Mateos  »View Author Affiliations


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Stable passive Q-switching of a Tm:LiYF4 laser using polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorbers is demonstrated reaching pulse energies of 0.9 mJ and peak powers of 65 kW in 14-ns long pulses at ~1.9 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

V. Petrov, R. Faoro, M. Kadankov, D. Parisi, S. Veronesi, M. Tonelli, U. Griebner, M. Segura, and X. Mateos, "Passive Q-Switching of a Tm:YLF Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CTu2D.4.

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