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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1281–1283

Nd:YGG crystal laser at 1110 nm: a potential source for detecting carbon monoxide poisoning

Haohai Yu, Kui Wu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1281-1283 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001281


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Abstract

We demonstrated a laser-diode pumped Nd-doped yttrium gallium garnet crystal laser at 1110 nm for the first time to our knowledge. By suppressing the oscillation at about 1.06 μm, continuous-wave output power of 2.1 W at 1110 nm was achieved. With a Cr:YAG as the saturable absorber, the passive Q-switching performance at this wavelength was obtained. The shortest pulse width and largest pulse energy were 31.5 ns and 22.7 μJ, respectively. Laser radiation at this wavelength is an important source for detecting carbon monoxide poisoning by simple frequency doubling with a nonlinear crystal.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: March 31, 2011

Citation
Haohai Yu, Kui Wu, Huaijin Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Jiyang Wang, and Minhua Jiang, "Nd:YGG crystal laser at 1110 nm: a potential source for detecting carbon monoxide poisoning," Opt. Lett. 36, 1281-1283 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1281


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