We present the first diode pumped Q-switched Ho:Lu<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> laser. At room temperature the maximum pulse energy exceeded 5 mJ at 100 Hz pulse repetition rate while the maximum peak power was 23 kW.
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S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, K. Scholle, P. Fuhrberg, and G. Huber, "Diode Pumped Q-switched Ho:Lu<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> Laser at 2.12 μm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CTu2D.1.
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