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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3788–3791

Actively Q-switched compact Yb:YSGG laser generating 3.1 mJ of pulse energy

Junhai Liu, Qibiao Dai, Wenjuan Han, Shuxian Wang, Haohai Yu, and Huaijin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3788-3791 (2013)

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An efficient compact Yb:Y3Sc1.5Ga3.5O12 garnet crystal laser actively Q-switched with an acousto-optic modulator is demonstrated, producing stable pulses at repetition rates ranging from 1 to 30 kHz. With 10.8 W of pump power absorbed, an average output power of 3.1 W at 1025.7 nm is generated at pulse repetition rate of 1 kHz, with a slope efficiency of 46%. The resulting pulse energy, duration, and peak power are 3.1 mJ, 23.9 ns, and 130 kW, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Junhai Liu, Qibiao Dai, Wenjuan Han, Shuxian Wang, Haohai Yu, and Huaijin Zhang, "Actively Q-switched compact Yb:YSGG laser generating 3.1 mJ of pulse energy," Opt. Lett. 38, 3788-3791 (2013)

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