A diode-pumped Ho:Tm:YLiF4 laser at room temperature has achieved an optical efficiency of 5.9% under normal-mode operation. Long pulse lengths, of the order of 1 μs, have been obtained by use of 4-m ring resonator, with laser energy output of 15 mJ in single Q-switched pulses for an input energy of 2.078 J.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993
Mahendra G. Jani, Norman P. Barnes, Keith E. Murray, and George E. Lockard, "Long-pulse-length 2 μm diode-pumped YLiF4 laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 1636-1638 (1993)