We have generated output energies of 900 mJ at 2050 nm from a pulsed, room-temperature, normal-mode Co:MgF2 laser, with average powers as high as 6.5 W. Over the range 1800 to 2450 nm we have obtained pulse energies of at least 100 mJ.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 1, 1993
Published: May 1, 1994
D. M. Rines, P. F. Moulton, D. Welford, and G. A. Rines, "High-energy operation of a Co:MgF2 laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 628-630 (1994)