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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2150–2152

2.79  μm high peak power LGS electro-optically Q-switched Cr,Er:YSGG laser

Li Wang, Jintao Wang, Jingwei Yang, Xianyou Wu, Dunlu Sun, Shaotang Yin, Haihe Jiang, Jiyang Wang, and Changqing Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2150-2152 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002150


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Abstract

A flash lamp pumped Cr,Er:YSGG laser utilizing a langasite (LGS) crystal as an electro-optic Q-switch is proposed and demonstrated. It is proved that a LGS crystal with relatively high damage threshold can be used as the electro-optic Q-switch at 2.79 μm, and 216 mJ pulse energy with 14.36 ns pulse width is achieved. Its corresponding peak power of pulse can reach 15 MW, to our knowledge the best result at a 2.79 μm wavelength.

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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
(140.3540) 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: January 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2013
Published: June 13, 2013

Citation
Li Wang, Jintao Wang, Jingwei Yang, Xianyou Wu, Dunlu Sun, Shaotang Yin, Haihe Jiang, Jiyang Wang, and Changqing Xu, "2.79  μm high peak power LGS electro-optically Q-switched Cr,Er:YSGG laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 2150-2152 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-12-2150


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