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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9940–9947

Passively Q-switched 1.5-1.6 μm Er:Yb:LuAl3(BO3)4 laser with Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 saturable absorber

Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Yuqi Zou, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9940-9947 (2012)

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Using a Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber, efficient passively Q-switched pulse laser operating at 1.5-1.6 μm was realized in an Er:Yb:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal end-pumped by a 970 nm diode laser. At absorbed pump power of 15.7 W, 1540 nm laser with 28.6 μJ energy, 40 ns duration and 22 kHz repetition rate, and 1520 nm laser with 9.9 μJ energy, 37 ns duration and 63 kHz repetition rate were obtained in a plano-concave cavity, respectively. For a plano-plano cavity, corresponding values of 1520 nm laser were 16.3 μJ, 14 ns and 41 kHz, respectively, and the maximum output peak power was about 1.16 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: April 17, 2012

Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Yuqi Zou, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Passively Q-switched 1.5-1.6 μm Er:Yb:LuAl3(BO3)4 laser with Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 saturable absorber," Opt. Express 20, 9940-9947 (2012)

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