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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 1999
  • pp: 12–18

Diode-pumped high-efficiency Tm:YAG lasers

Cheng Li, Jie Song, Deyuan Shen, Nam Kim Seong, Ken-ichi Ueda, Yujing Huo, Shufang He, and Yuhui Cao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 12-18 (1999)

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Eye-safe solid-state lasers that operate at 2 μm wavelength have many applications in medical, remote sensing and military technologies. With a 3-W CW laser-diode pumping, we obtained 760 mW 2.01 μm Tm:YAG laser under CW operation. The slope efficiency was 44% and the optical to optical efficiency reached 36%. In the acousto-optic Q-switched operation, laser pulses with the energy of 1.2mJ and 380 ns FWHM width have been achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(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

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Focus Issue: Diode-pumped lasers

Original Manuscript: November 30, 1998
Published: January 4, 1999

Cheng Li, Jie Song, Deyuan Shen, Nam Seong Kim, Ken-ichi Ueda, Yujing Huo, Shufang He, and Yuhui Cao, "Diode-pumped high-efficiency Tm:YAG lasers," Opt. Express 4, 12-18 (1999)

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