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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1518–1523

Room-temperature Q-switched Tm:BaY2F8 laser pumped by CW diode laser

Nicola Coluccelli, Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Daniela Parisi, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1518-1523 (2006)

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We report on the realization of CW diode-pumped Tm:BaY2F8 Q-switched laser at 1.93 μm. Active Q-switching was obtained by means of an intracavity Pockels cell. A functional characterization of the laser performance is presented with particular attention to output energy, pulse duration, pulse stability, and wavelength tunability. Pulses with time duration as short as 170 ns were demonstrated at the minimum repetition rate of 5 Hz with an energy of 3.2 mJ (corresponding to a peak power of 19 kW). A wavelength tunability range from 1905 nm to 1990 nm has been observed.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

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Nicola Coluccelli, Gianluca Galzerano, Paolo Laporta, Daniela Parisi, Alessandra Toncelli, and Mauro Tonelli, "Room-temperature Q-switched Tm:BaY2F8 laser pumped by CW diode laser," Opt. Express 14, 1518-1523 (2006)

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