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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 540–542

600-mJ, double-pulse 2- µm laser

Jirong Yu, Alain Braud, and Mulugeta Petros  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 540-542 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000540


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Abstract

An efficient double-pulse Ho:Tm:YLF 2-µm laser with total Q -switched output energy of 600 mJ has been demonstrated. A double-pulse pair is obtained per pump pulse. By operation of the laser in a double-pulse format, the residual energy stored among the Tm ions is transferred to the Ho atoms that were de-excited by the extraction of the first Q -switched pulse. Thus, the overall laser efficiency is increased by 61%.

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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, Alain Braud, and Mulugeta Petros, "600-mJ, double-pulse 2- µm laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 540-542 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-540


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