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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3352–3357

V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber for a diode-pumped quasi-three-level dual-wavelength Nd:GGG laser

Hai-Tao Huang, Jing-Liang He, Bai-Tao Zhang, Jian-Fei Yang, Jin-Long Xu, Chun-Hua Zuo, and Xu-Tang Tao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3352-3357 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.003352


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Abstract

The performance of a diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched dual-wavelength Nd:GGG laser operating at 932.9 and 936.5nm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber was demonstrated for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The maximum dual-wavelength average output power of 150mW was achieved with a T = 2% output coupler under the absorbed pump power of 2.55W, corresponding to the optical-to-optical conversion and slope efficiency of 5.9% and 8.0%, respectively. The minimum pulse width was 395ns with the pulse repetition frequency of 140kHz, which was attained with a T = 5% output coupler under the absorbed pump power of 2.55W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2010
Published: February 2, 2010

Citation
Hai-Tao Huang, Jing-Liang He, Bai-Tao Zhang, Jian-Fei Yang, Jin-Long Xu, Chun-Hua Zuo, and Xu-Tang Tao, "V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber for a diode-pumped quasi-three-level dual-wavelength Nd:GGG laser," Opt. Express 18, 3352-3357 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-4-3352


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