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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1787–1789

5-W repetitively Q-switched Er:LuAG laser resonantly pumped by an erbium fiber laser

Scott D. Setzler, Kevin J. Snell, Thomas M. Pollak, Peter A. Budni, York E. Young, and E. P. Chicklis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1787-1789 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001787


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Abstract

We report a high-average-power, near-diffraction-limited Er:LuAG laser generating 5 W of power at 1.648μm in either cw or repetitively Q -switched operation. When the laser is Q switched at 9 kHz, we measure 0.52 mJ/pulse . The laser is end pumped by a 20-W erbium fiber laser and achieves >30% optical conversion efficiency and >40% incident slope efficiency. This is, to our knowledge, the highest performance (average power and conversion efficiency) obtained from a bulk solid-state erbium laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(280.3400) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser range finder

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Scott D. Setzler, Kevin J. Snell, Thomas M. Pollak, Peter A. Budni, York E. Young, and E. P. Chicklis, "5-W repetitively Q-switched Er:LuAG laser resonantly pumped by an erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1787-1789 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1787

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