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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2544–2546

Compact passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 laser with 1.26 mJ output energy

Haohai Yu, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, and Mauro Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2544-2546 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002544


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Abstract

We demonstrate efficient continuous-wave (CW) and passively Q-switched Tm:LiLuF4 laser operation near 1.9 μm. The CW slope efficiency reached 54.8% with respect to absorbed power. Stable passive Q-switching with Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorbers resulted in minimum pulse duration of 7.6 ns and maximum pulse energy and peak power of 1.26 mJ and 166 kW, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

Citation
Haohai Yu, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, and Mauro Tonelli, "Compact passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm:LiLuF4 laser with 1.26 mJ output energy," Opt. Lett. 37, 2544-2546 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2544


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