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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2152–2154

Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd : Lu x Gd 1 x VO 4 laser crystals

Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Zongshu Shao, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2152-2154 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002152


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Abstract

Passive Q-switching operation has been demonstrated with a class of mixed Nd : Lu x Gd 1 x VO 4 laser crystals. With respect to that obtained with Nd : GdVO 4 , the passive Q-switching performance, including threshold, pulse energy, and peak power, was found to be greatly enhanced with the mixed vanadate crystals. The shortest pulse width of 6.2 ns , largest pulse energy of 192.5 μ J , and highest peak power of 31.1 kW were obtained at the incident pump power of 13.75 W with the mixed crystal for x = 0.5 .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, Yonggui Yu, Zongshu Shao, and Minhua Jiang, "Enhancement of passive Q-switching performance with mixed Nd:LuxGd1−xVO4 laser crystals," Opt. Lett. 32, 2152-2154 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2152

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