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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2004
  • pp: 2940–2943

Diode-end-pumped electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser

Hengli Zhang, Keming Du, Daijun Li, Peng Shi, Yongdong Wang, and Robert Diart  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 14, pp. 2940-2943 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002940


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Abstract

We report a very compact Nd:YLF slab laser that is end pumped by a quasi-continuous-wave diode stack. A hybrid resonator is used to generate high output power in a near-diffraction-limited beam (i.e., a beam propogation M2 factor of less than 1.2). A pulse energy of 14.3 mJ was obtained with a pulse width of 8.5 ns at a repetition rate of 500 Hz, which corresponds to a Q-switched peak power of 1.68 MW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2003
Published: May 10, 2004

Citation
Hengli Zhang, Keming Du, Daijun Li, Peng Shi, Yongdong Wang, and Robert Diart, "Diode-end-pumped electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser," Appl. Opt. 43, 2940-2943 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-14-2940


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