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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2013
  • pp: 4329–4333

Passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:Gd3Ga5O12 garnet crystal

Wenjuan Han, Hongying Yi, Qibiao Dai, Kui Wu, Huaijin Zhang, Linhua Xia, and Junhai Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 18, pp. 4329-4333 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.004329


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Abstract

We report on the passive Q-switching laser performance of the Yb:Gd3Ga5O12 garnet crystal. With a Cr4+:YAG crystal used as saturable absorber for passive Q-switching, an average output power of 5.31 W was produced at a pulse repetition rate of 62.5 kHz, the optical-to-optical and slope efficiencies being, respectively, 45% and 61%. Laser pulses of 140 μJ in energy and 5.8 ns in duration were also obtained at 22.2 kHz, with a corresponding peak power amounting to 24.1 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

Citation
Wenjuan Han, Hongying Yi, Qibiao Dai, Kui Wu, Huaijin Zhang, Linhua Xia, and Junhai Liu, "Passive Q-switching laser performance of Yb:Gd3Ga5O12 garnet crystal," Appl. Opt. 52, 4329-4333 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-18-4329

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