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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 622–624

Three-level Q-switched laser operation of ytterbium-doped Sr5(PO4)3F at 985 nm

A. J. Bayramian, C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 622-624 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000622


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Abstract

Ytterbium-doped Sr5(PO4)3F was successfully lased at 985 nm in quasi-cw mode with a slope efficiency of 74% and an absorbed threshold energy of 18 mJ. Q-switched slope efficiencies of 21% were obtained with a maximum energy of 9.4 mJ in 8.8-ns pulses.

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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A. J. Bayramian, C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, "Three-level Q-switched laser operation of ytterbium-doped Sr5(PO4)3F at 985 nm," Opt. Lett. 25, 622-624 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-9-622


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