OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1517–1519

Passively Q-switched Tm:YLF laser

Raffaele Faoro, Martin Kadankov, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, Mauro Tonelli, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Martha Segura, and Xavier Mateos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1517-1519 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (283 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Stable passive Q-switching of a Tm:LiYF4 laser is obtained using polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS as a saturable absorber. The achieved maximum pulse energy of 0.9 mJ and peak power of 65 kW for a pulse duration of 14ns represent substantial improvement and highest values for a passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm laser operating at 1.9μm.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2012
Published: April 27, 2012

Raffaele Faoro, Martin Kadankov, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, Mauro Tonelli, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Martha Segura, and Xavier Mateos, "Passively Q-switched Tm:YLF laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 1517-1519 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002). [CrossRef]
  2. M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008). [CrossRef]
  3. M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.
  5. B. Yao, Y. Tian, G. Li, and Y. Wang, Opt. Express 18, 13574 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. M. Segura, M. Kadankov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Opt. Express 20, 3394 (2012). [CrossRef]
  7. W. Bolaños, J. J. Carvajal, X. Mateos, E. Cantelar, G. Lifante, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, G. S. Murugan, J. S. Wilkinson, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, Opt. Express 19, 1449 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992). [CrossRef]
  10. X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011). [CrossRef]
  11. B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Dergachev, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 137.
  13. P. Moulton, in Mid-infrared Coherent Sources (MICS, 2005), paper We7.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited