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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16538–16545

Stable Q-switched mode-locked Nd3+:LuVO4 laser by Cr4+:YAG crystal

Ja-Hon Lin, Hou-Ren Chen, Hsin-Han Hsu, Ming-Dar Wei, Kuei-Huei Lin, and Wen-Feng Hsieh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16538-16545 (2008)

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In use of saturable Cr4+:YAG crystals, we have demonstrated the stable Q-switched and mode-locked (QML) operation of the Nd:LuVO4 laser. The operation range of QML in use of the Cr4+:YAG is larger than that use of SESAM and NLM. The obtained shape of Q-switched envelope, repetition rate and pulse energy are demonstrated to depend on the initial transmittance of the Cr4+:YAG and reflectivity of the output coupler. Using R=60% and T0=40%, the highest pulse energy of 77 µJ of each Q-switched envelope, and the highest peak power about 200 kW of Q-switched mode-locked pulses can be obtained at 15 W pump power. It demonstrate the superior characteristic of the Nd:LuVO4 crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2008
Published: October 2, 2008

Ja-Hon Lin, Hou-Ren Chen, Hsin-Han Hsu, Ming-Dar Wei, Kuei-Huei Lin, and Wen-Feng Hsieh, "Stable Q-switched mode-locked Nd3+:LuVO4 laser by Cr4+:YAG crystal," Opt. Express 16, 16538-16545 (2008)

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