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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2115–2117

High-pulse-energy passively Q-switched quasi-monolithic microchip lasers operating in the sub- 100 - ps pulse regime

D. Nodop, J. Limpert, R. Hohmuth, W. Richter, M. Guina, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2115-2117 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002115


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Abstract

We present passively Q-switched microchip lasers with items bonded by spin-on-glass glue. Passive Q-switching is obtained by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser medium is a Nd : Y V O 4 crystal. These lasers generate pulse peak powers up to 20 kW at a pulse duration as short as 50 ps and pulse repetition rates of 166 kHz . At 1064 nm , a linear polarized transversal and longitudinal single-mode beam is emitted. To the best of our knowledge, these are the shortest pulses in the 1 μ J energy range ever obtained with passively Q-switched microchip lasers. The quasi-monolithic setup ensures stable and reliable performance.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2007
Published: July 20, 2007

Citation
D. Nodop, J. Limpert, R. Hohmuth, W. Richter, M. Guina, and A. Tünnermann, "High-pulse-energy passively Q-switched quasi-monolithic microchip lasers operating in the sub-100-ps pulse regime," Opt. Lett. 32, 2115-2117 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2115

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