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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
June 9-14, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-972-5
Short-wave IR Lasers and Laser Beam Propagation (CTu3D)

Passive Q-switching of a Tm:BaY2F8 laser

Xavier Mateos, Stefano Veronesi, Haohai Yu, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Daniela Parisi, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations


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We report on passive Q-switching of a Tm-doped BaY2F8 (Tm:BYF) laser using Cr:ZnS saturable absorber achieving single pulse energies as high as 0.72 mJ, peak power exceeding 17 kW and pulse duration of 40 ns.

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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

X. Mateos, S. Veronesi, H. Yu, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli, "Passive Q-switching of a Tm:BaY2F8 laser," in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu3D.8.

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