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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3572–3577

Guided continuous-wave and graphene-based Q-switched lasers in carbon ion irradiated Nd:YAG ceramic channel waveguide

Yang Tan, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, Shengqiang Zhou, Shangqian Sun, and Feng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3572-3577 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003572


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Abstract

We demonstrate the lasing performance in the Nd:YAG ceramic channel waveguide produced by the carbon ion irradiation, including the continuous-wave (cw) and graphene Q-switched configurations. The highest slope efficiency of 56% and the lowest threshold of 40 mW have been obtained for the cw waveguide laser. With graphene as a saturable absorber, the Q-switched laser produces stable pulses with 57 ns pulse duration and 77 nJ pulse energy, respectively. Under the variation of the pumping power, the repetition of the pulse laser could be modified from 1.5 MHz to 4.1 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Citation
Yang Tan, Shavkat Akhmadaliev, Shengqiang Zhou, Shangqian Sun, and Feng Chen, "Guided continuous-wave and graphene-based Q-switched lasers in carbon ion irradiated Nd:YAG ceramic channel waveguide," Opt. Express 22, 3572-3577 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3572


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