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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7745–7750

Theoretical and experimental investigation of actively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF lasers

Xinlu Zhang, Youlun Ju, and Yuezhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7745-7750 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.007745


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Abstract

The quasi-three-level rate equation of continuous wave end-pumped actively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF laser is given under considering energy transfer up-conversion and ground state re-absorption. The analytical formula of the pulse energy is derived. The theoretical results show that the overall laser performance is affected by up-conversion effect, and the energy transfer up-conversion effect reduces the pulse energy and the upper level effective lifetime. The practical example of the diode end-pumped actively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF is used to verify the present model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Citation
Xinlu Zhang, Youlun Ju, and Yuezhu Wang, "Theoretical and experimental investigation of actively Q-switched Tm,Ho:YLF lasers," Opt. Express 14, 7745-7750 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-17-7745


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