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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 12076–12081

Passively Q-switched dual-wavelength laser output of LD-end-pumped ceramic Nd:YAG laser

Zhengping Wang, Hong Liu, Jiyang Wang, Yaohui Lv, Yuanhua Sang, Ruijun Lan, Haohai Yu, Xinguang Xu, and Zongshu Shao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 12076-12081 (2009)

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We reported a dual-wavelength laser with a ceramic Nd:YAG as laser material and Cr:YAG as frequency selector and saturable absorber. Continuous-wave output power was achieved to be as high as 6.19 W at 1052 nm. With Cr:YAG, the laser has dual-wavelength at 1052 and 1064 nm. The shortest pulse width, maximum pulse energy and highest peak power were 4.8 ns, 103.2 µJ, and 21.5 kW. This pulsed laser is possible to be used as a new source to generate terahertz radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2009
Published: July 2, 2009

Zhengping Wang, Hong Liu, Jiyang Wang, Yaohui Lv, Yuanhua Sang, Ruijun Lan, Haohai Yu, Xinguang Xu, and Zongshu Shao, "Passively Q-switched dual-wavelength laser output of LD-end-pumped ceramic Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Express 17, 12076-12081 (2009)

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