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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1830–1835

Continuous wave and passively Q-switched Nd:Lu xY1-x VO4 laser at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber

Shuaiyi Zhang, Haitao Huang, Lin Xu, Mingjian Wang, Fan Chen, Jianqiu Xu, Jingliang He, and Bin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1830-1835 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001830


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Abstract

we demonstrated a diode-pumped continuous wave and passively Q-switched Nd:LuxY1-xVO4 laser at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber. The crystal Nd:LuxY1-xVO4 with equal ionic ratio (x = 0.5) shows better laser performance. The maximum continuous wave output power of 1.45 W was obtained with the optical efficiency of 20.1% and the slope efficiency of 24.5%. For the pulsed operation, the minimum pulse width achieved was 42 ns with the pulse repetition frequency of 142 kHz, and the single pulse energy and the peak power were estimated to be 6.62 μJ and 157.6 W, respectively.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2011
Published: January 18, 2011

Citation
Shuaiyi Zhang, Haitao Huang, Lin Xu, Mingjian Wang, Fan Chen, Jianqiu Xu, Jingliang He, and Bin Zhao, "Continuous wave and passively Q-switched Nd:Lu xY1-x VO4 laser at 1.34 μm with V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber," Opt. Express 19, 1830-1835 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-1830


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