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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2375–2379

Passively Q-switched Yb3+ laser with Yb3+-doped CaF2 crystal as saturable absorber

Liangbi Su, Dan Zhang, Hongjun Li, Juan Du, Yi Xu, Xiaoyan Liang, Guangjun Zhao, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2375-2379 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.002375


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Abstract

Passive Q-switching of a diode-pumped Yb:LYSO laser at 1060 nm with a Yb3+ ions-doped CaF2 crystal without the excited-state absorption (ESA) was demonstrated. An average output power of 174 mW with pulse duration of 5.6 μs and repetition rate of 27 kHz have been obtained under the unoptimized conditions. And the Q-switching conversion efficiency was as high as 51.7%.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Citation
Liangbi Su, Dan Zhang, Hongjun Li, Juan Du, Yi Xu, Xiaoyan Liang, Guangjun Zhao, and Jun Xu, "Passively Q-switched Yb3+ laser with Yb3+-doped CaF2 crystal as saturable absorber," Opt. Express 15, 2375-2379 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-5-2375


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