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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1480–1482

AlGaInAs quantum-well as a saturable absorber in a diode-pumped passively Q-switched solid-state laser

S. C. Huang, S. C. Liu, A. Li, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1480-1482 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001480


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Abstract

We demonstrate what is believed to be the first use of AlGaInAs quantum wells (QWs) as a saturable absorber in the Q switching of a high-power diode-pumped Nd-doped 1.06 μ m laser. The barrier layers are designed to locate the QW groups in the region of the nodes of the lasing standing wave to avoid damage. With an incident pump power of 13.5 W , an average output power of 3.5 W with a Q-switched pulse width of 0.9 ns at a pulse repetition rate of 110 kHz was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2007
Published: May 3, 2007

Citation
S. C. Huang, S. C. Liu, A. Li, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "AlGaInAs quantum-well as a saturable absorber in a diode-pumped passively Q-switched solid-state laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1480-1482 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1480


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