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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 852–854

Continuous-wave and Q-switched performance of an Yb:YAG/YAG composite thin disk ceramic laser pumped with 970-nm laser diode

Hong Cai, Jun Zhou, Hongming Zhao, Yunfeng Qi, Qihong Lou, Jingxing Dong, and Yunrong Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 852-854 (2008)


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Abstract

Using front face-pumped compact active mirror laser (CAMIL) structure, we have demonstrated an Yb:YAG/YAG composite ceramic disk laser with pumping wavelength at 970 nm. The laser has been operated in both continuous-wave (CW) and Q-switching modes. Under CW operation, laser output power of 1.05 W with 2% transmission output coupler was achieved at the wavelength of 1031 nm. Q-switched laser output was gotten by using an acousto-optic Q-switch. The repetition rate ranged from 1 to 30 kHz and the pulse width varied from 166 to 700 ns.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Hong Cai, Jun Zhou, Hongming Zhao, Yunfeng Qi, Qihong Lou, Jingxing Dong, and Yunrong Wei, "Continuous-wave and Q-switched performance of an Yb:YAG/YAG composite thin disk ceramic laser pumped with 970-nm laser diode," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 852-854 (2008)
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