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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 10, 2004
  • pp: 337–338

Fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser

Yuezhu Wang, Xingbao Zhang, Baoquan Yao, Wanjun He, Yufeng Li, and Youlun Ju  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 337-338 (2004)


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Abstract

At liquid-nitrogen temperature, at 10-kHz pulse repetition rate, Q-switched 36-ns pulses with average output power of 4 W at 2.05 um and 4.5-W continuous wave output power with a total optical-optical conversion efficiency of 30%, were achievedfrom a 6% Tm, 0.5% Ho:YLiF4 laser. This laser was end-pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode emitting up to 15 W around 792 nm. The 1-m-long optical fiber carrying the pump radiation has a core diameter of 700 um with a numerical aperture of 0.22.

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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

Citation
Yuezhu Wang, Xingbao Zhang, Baoquan Yao, Wanjun He, Yufeng Li, and Youlun Ju, "Fiber-coupled diode end-pumped Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLiF4 laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 337-338 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-2-6-337


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