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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 616–618

Passive Q switching and self-frequency Raman conversion in a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser

A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, and N. V. Kuleshov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 616-618 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000616


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Abstract

We report on the laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser that is passively Q switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber. Raman conversion of fundamental laser emission in the laser crystal was demonstrated. Q-switched 3.4-mu;J pulses with a pulse width of 85 ns were obtained at the 1033-nm fundamental wavelength and 0.4-mu;J pulses with a pulse width of 20 ns were produced in a first Stokes at 1139 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, and N. V. Kuleshov, "Passive Q switching and self-frequency Raman conversion in a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 616-618 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-9-616


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