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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5125–5130

Electrooptically Q-switched mid-infrared Er:YAG laser for medical applications

A. Zajac, M. Skorczakowski, J. Swiderski, and P. Nyga  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5125-5130 (2004)

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An actively Q-switched Er:YAG laser generating pulses at 2.94 μm has been developed and investigated. For a single Er:YAG generator at 3 Hz repetition rate, pulses of 91.2 ns duration and 137 mJ energy have been obtained. It corresponds to pulse train with high-peak power of ~ 1.5 MW. For 10 Hz repetition rate 30 mJ of output energy in single pulse has been achieved. These results, according to our knowledge, are the best world-wide achievements.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

A. Zajac, M. Skorczakowski, Jacek Swiderski, and P. Nyga, "Electrooptically Q-switched mid-infrared Er:YAG laser for medical applications," Opt. Express 12, 5125-5130 (2004)

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