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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1997
  • pp: 3357–3362

Flash-lamp-pumped Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG and Ho:Tm:Er:YLF lasers: experimental results of a single, long pulse length comparison

Mahendra G. Jani, Norman P. Barnes, and Keith E. Murray  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 3357-3362 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.003357


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Abstract

Flash-lamp-pumped, room-temperature Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG and Ho:Tm:Er:YLF are compared for single but long pulse operation, with pulse lengths of approximately 1.0 µs. Under similar operating conditions in normal-mode operation, a slope efficiency of 0.0331 was observed for Ho:Tm:Er:YLF compared with 0.0047 for Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG. For Q-switched operation, Ho:Tm:Er:YLF yielded a slope efficiency of 0.0075. In comparison, a slope efficiency of 0.0012 was obtained for Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG. Two methods of producing long pulse lengths are compared: pulse selection of normal-mode relaxation oscillations and Q-switching in a long resonator. Theoretical models developed in a companion paper for normal-mode relaxation oscillations and Q-switching in quasi-four-level solid-state lasers are in agreement with the experimental results.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997

Citation
Mahendra G. Jani, Norman P. Barnes, and Keith E. Murray, "Flash-lamp-pumped Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG and Ho:Tm:Er:YLF lasers: experimental results of a single, long pulse length comparison," Appl. Opt. 36, 3357-3362 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-15-3357

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