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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1016–1018

50-mJ, Q-switched, 2.09- μm holmium laser resonantly pumped by a diode-pumped 1.9- μm thulium laser

P. A. Budni, C. R. Ibach, S. D. Setzler, E. J. Gustafson, R. T. Castro, and E. P. Chicklis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 1016-1018 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001016


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Abstract

We report >50-mJ Q-switched energy output from a 2.09 μm Ho:YAG oscillator, resonantly pumped at 1.9 μm by a diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser. We demonstrate a Q-switched-to-normal-mode extraction efficiency of 100% at an output energy of 30 mJ and over 64% at the 50-mJ output level. Operating at 50 mJ (60 Hz) of output, a pulse width of 14 ns is achieved from the holmium oscillator, which corresponds to ~3.6 MW of peak power. At the 50-mJ output level, a beam-propagation factor M2 ~ 1.2 is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(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
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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P. A. Budni, C. R. Ibach, S. D. Setzler, E. J. Gustafson, R. T. Castro, and E. P. Chicklis, "50-mJ, Q-switched, 2.09- μm holmium laser resonantly pumped by a diode-pumped 1.9- μm thulium laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1016-1018 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-12-1016

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