Saturable-absorber Q switching of a diode-pumped erbium-doped glass laser at 1.54 μm with a V:YAG crystal has been demonstrated. An average output power of 30 mW with Q-switching efficiency of 37% and pulse duration of 350 ns have been obtained. Results of the numerical simulation of the laser have been presented.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2004
Published: March 20, 2005
Svetlana A. Zolotovskaya, Konstantin V. Yumashev, Nikolay V. Kuleshov, and Alexander V. Sandulenko, "Diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser passively Q switched with a V3+:YAG crystal," Appl. Opt. 44, 1704-1708 (2005)