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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3765–3769

1-mJ Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:BaY2F8 laser

Antonio Agnesi, Giovanni Carraro, Annalisa Guandalini, Giancarlo Reali, Elisa Sani, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3765-3769 (2004)

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We report what is to our knowledge the first high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:BaY2F8 (Nd:BaYF) laser pumped with a multiwatt fiber-coupled diode array tuned at 806 nm. As much as 2.42 W of average power and up to 1.05 mJ of pulse energy were obtained with 6.1 W of absorbed pump power, with excellent beam quality (M2<1.2) and linear polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Antonio Agnesi, Giovanni Carraro, Annalisa Guandalini, Giancarlo Reali, Elisa Sani, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli, "1-mJ Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:BaY2F8 laser," Opt. Express 12, 3765-3769 (2004)

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