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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21691–21697

High efficient actively Q-switched Ho:LuAG laser

Xiaoming Duan, Baoquan Yao, Gang Li, Youlun Ju, Yuezhu Wang, and Guangjun Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21691-21697 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.021691


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Abstract

We present the room temperature Q-switched performances of a Ho:LuAG laser operated at 2.1µm. At the repetition rate of 10kHz, the maximum average output power of 9.9W with a slope efficiency of 69.9% relative to absorbed pump power was obtained in Ho:LuAG laser. Also, the minimum pulse width of 33.0 ns was obtained, corresponding to the peak power was 30.0kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

Citation
Xiaoming Duan, Baoquan Yao, Gang Li, Youlun Ju, Yuezhu Wang, and Guangjun Zhao, "High efficient actively Q-switched Ho:LuAG laser," Opt. Express 17, 21691-21697 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-24-21691


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