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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2007
  • pp: 7426–7431

Increasing output energy from a passively Q-switched Er:glass laser

Ronen Rabinovici, Amiel A. Ishaaya, Idit Peer, Liran Shimshi, Nir Davidson, and Asher A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 30, pp. 7426-7431 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.007426


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Abstract

A method for increasing the output energy from newly developed passively Q-switched Er:glass eyesafe lasers is presented. The increase of energy is achieved by incorporating binary phase elements inside the laser cavities. Experimental results reveal that the output energies can be increased by more than a factor of two. Moreover, by manipulating the output phase with the binary phase elements, the peak energy density in the far field is increased by more than a factor of 4.5.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2007
Published: October 10, 2007

Citation
Ronen Rabinovici, Amiel A. Ishaaya, Idit Peer, Liran Shimshi, Nir Davidson, and Asher A. Friesem, "Increasing output energy from a passively Q-switched Er:glass laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 7426-7431 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-30-7426

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