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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3394–3400

Passive Q-switching of the diode pumped Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2 laser near 2-µm with Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorbers

Martha Segura, Martin Kadankov, Xavier Mateos, Maria Cinta Pujol, Joan Josep Carvajal, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Uwe Griebner, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3394-3400 (2012)

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Single pulse energies as high as 145 µJ were generated with a passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm:KLu(WO4)2 laser using poly-crystalline Cr2+:ZnS as a saturable absorber. The maximum average power reached 0.39 W at a pulse repetition rate of 2.7 kHz with pulse durations in the 25 – 30 ns range. The maximum peak power amounted to 6 kW. The obtained results agree well with theoretical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2011
Published: January 30, 2012

Martha Segura, Martin Kadankov, Xavier Mateos, Maria Cinta Pujol, Joan Josep Carvajal, Magdalena Aguiló, Francesc Díaz, Uwe Griebner, and Valentin Petrov, "Passive Q-switching of the diode pumped Tm3+:KLu(WO4)2 laser near 2-µm with Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorbers," Opt. Express 20, 3394-3400 (2012)

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