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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1489–1495

Compact high-pulse-energy passively Q-switched Nd:YLF laser with an ultra-low-magnification unstable resonator: application for efficient optical parametric oscillator

C. Y. Cho, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, Y. C. Chen, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1489-1495 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001489


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Abstract

We exploit an ultra-low-magnification unstable resonator to develop a high-pulse-energy side-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YLF/Cr4+:YAG laser with improving beam quality. A wedged laser crystal is employed in the cavity to control the emissions at 1047 nm and 1053 nm independently through the cavity alignment. The pulse energies at 1047 nm and 1053 nm are found to be 19 mJ and 23 mJ, respectively. The peak powers for both wavelengths are higher than 2 MW. Furthermore, the developed Nd:YLF lasers are employed to pump a monolithic optical parametric oscillator for confirming the applicability in nonlinear wavelength conversions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2013
Published: January 14, 2013

Citation
C. Y. Cho, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, Y. C. Chen, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen, "Compact high-pulse-energy passively Q-switched Nd:YLF laser with an ultra-low-magnification unstable resonator: application for efficient optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 21, 1489-1495 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-1489


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