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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2006
  • pp: 3356–3360

Development of a flashlamp-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser operating at 30 Hz

Ricardo Elgul Samad, Gesse Eduardo Calvo Nogueira, Sonia Licia Baldochi, and Nilson Dias Vieira, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 14, pp. 3356-3360 (2006)

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Cr 3+ : LiSrAlF 6 crystals are an interesting laser medium because of their spectroscopic characteristics: They present a broad emission band in the near infrared and can be pumped either by a flashlamp or by diodes. Up to now, their limitation has been mostly due to their poor thermal properties that limit the laser performance either in the repetition rate in a pulsed system or output power in cw systems. We have designed and constructed a flashlamp-pumped laser using a standard rod pumping cavity that avoids most of the heat generated in the pumping process and allows operation at a fairly high repetition rate of 30   Hz with a high average power of 20   W in a conservative operation mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2005

Ricardo Elgul Samad, Gesse Eduardo Calvo Nogueira, Sonia Licia Baldochi, and Nilson Dias Vieira, Jr., "Development of a flashlamp-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser operating at 30 Hz," Appl. Opt. 45, 3356-3360 (2006)

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