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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14895–14901

High-power diode-end-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers

Xiaojin Cheng, Shuaiyi Zhang, Jianqiu Xu, Haiyan Peng, and Yin Hang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14895-14901 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.014895


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Abstract

Diode-end-pumped continuous-wave and acousto-optics Q-switched Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers were demonstrated. The a-cut Tm:LiLuF4 slab with doping concentrations of 2 at.% was pumped by fast-axis collimated laser diodes at room temperature. The maximum continuous-wave output power of 10.4 W was obtained while the absorbed pump power was 31.6 W and the cavity length was 30 mm. For Q-switched operation, we got the maximum pulse energy of 8 mJ with pulse width of 315.2 ns at 1 KHz pulse repetition frequency.

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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
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: August 6, 2009

Citation
Xiaojin Cheng, Shuaiyi Zhang, Jianqui Xu, Haiyan Peng, and Yin Hang, "High-power diode-end-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 slab lasers," Opt. Express 17, 14895-14901 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-17-14895


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