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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14516–14523

Composite Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG ceramics picosecond microchip lasers

Jun Dong, Ken-ichi Ueda, Akira Shirakawa, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14516-14523 (2007)

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Efficient laser-diode pumped picosecond self-Q-switched all-ceramic composite Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG microchip lasers with 0.72 MW peak power has been developed. Lasers with nearly diffraction-limited beam quality (M2 < 1.09), oscillate at stable single- and multi- longitudinal-modes due to the combined etalon effects in the Yb:YAG and Cr4+:YAG parts of its binary structure.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2007
Published: October 19, 2007

Jun Dong, Ken-ichi Ueda, Akira Shirakawa, Hideki Yagi, Takagimi Yanagitani, and Alexander A. Kaminskii, "Composite Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG ceramics picosecond microchip lasers," Opt. Express 15, 14516-14523 (2007)

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