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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2004
  • pp: 5047–5059

Improvement of the self-Q-switching behavior of a Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser by use of binary diffractive optics

Nicolas Passilly, Michael Fromager, and Kamel Aït-Ameur  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 26, pp. 5047-5059 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.005047


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Abstract

It has been shown experimentally and theoretically that Q-switching behavior is possible in a flash-lamp-pumped Cr-doped LiSrAlF6 (Cr3+:LiSAF) laser that consists only of two mirrors, a laser crystal, and a diaphragm. We demonstrate that insertion into a laser of a binary diffractive optical element can speed up the dynamics of the self-Q-switched laser such that the output pulse is shortened (from 60 to 33 ns) and its energy is increased (from 36 to 54 mJ). The self-Q-switching behavior of the laser has the ability to produce a laser pulse with a duration that one can adjust continuously from 60 to 700 ns just by opening the diaphragm.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2004
Published: September 10, 2004

Citation
Nicolas Passilly, Michael Fromager, and Kamel Aït-Ameur, "Improvement of the self-Q-switching behavior of a Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser by use of binary diffractive optics," Appl. Opt. 43, 5047-5059 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-26-5047

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