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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 780–782

125-mJ diode-pumped injection-seeded Ho:Tm:YLF laser

Jirong Yu, Upendra N. Singh, Norman P. Barnes, and Mulugeta Petros  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 780-782 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000780


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Abstract

We describe a diode-pumped, room-temperature Ho:Tm:YLF power oscillator with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 0.03. A Q -switched output energy of as much as 125 mJ at 6 Hz with a pulse width of 170 ns was obtained. Single-frequency, nearly transform-limited operation of the laser was achieved by injection seeding. Laser performance as a function of laser rod temperature and pump intensity was also investigated. The high power and high beam quality of this laser make it well suited for use as a coherent wind lidar transmitter on a space platform.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Jirong Yu, Upendra N. Singh, Norman P. Barnes, and Mulugeta Petros, "125-mJ diode-pumped injection-seeded Ho:Tm:YLF laser," Opt. Lett. 23, 780-782 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-10-780

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