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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8333–8338

Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 laser at 1534 nm

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


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8333-8338 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008333


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Abstract

End-pumped by a 970 nm diode laser, 1534 nm pulse laser with about 16 μJ energy, 48 ns duration, and 21 kHz repetition rate was obtained at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a Z-cut 1.08-mm-thick Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal passively Q-switched by a Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 crystal. The effects of absorbed pump power and resonator cavity length on output performances of the pulse laser were investigated. Compared with that of the Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 laser in a similar experimental condition, higher pulse energy realized in the Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal may be originated from its smaller stimulated-emission cross section at 1534 nm and longer fluorescence lifetime of the 4I13/2 upper laser level of Er3+ ions.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Citation
Yujin Chen, Jianhua Huang, Yuqi Zou, Yanfu Lin, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 laser at 1534 nm," Opt. Express 22, 8333-8338 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8333


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