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Optics Express

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11759–11763

Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber

Fengqin Liu, Jingliang He, Baitao Zhang, Jinlong Xu, Xiaolong Dong, Kejian Yang, Hairui Xia, and Haijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11759-11763 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011759


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Abstract

We report a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm using V3+:YAG as saturable absorber. The characteristics of a-cut and c-cut Nd:LuVO4 passive Q-switching operation were studied. The average output power of 1.02W was obtained under the pump power of 12.88W, corresponding to the optical conversion efficiency of 8% and slope efficiency of 10% in c-cut Nd:LuVO4 laser. The maximum pulse energy of 17.6μJ and the highest peak power of 820W were obtained at pulse width of 21ns and pulse repetition rate of 22.4kHz in a-cut Nd:LuVO4 laser.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2008
Published: July 22, 2008

Citation
Fengqin Liu, Jingliang He, Baitao Zhang, Jinlong Xu, Xiaolong Dong, Kejian Yang, Hairui Xia, and Haijin Zhang, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:LuVO4 laser at 1.34μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber," Opt. Express 16, 11759-11763 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-11759


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