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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4425–4428

Efficient dual-wavelength Nd:LuLiF4 laser

Hongqiang Li, Rui Zhang, Yulong Tang, Shiwei Wang, Jianqiu Xu, Peixiong Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, Yin Hang, and Shuaiyi Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4425-4428 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004425


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Abstract

We report an efficient continuous-wave (CW) and passively Q-switched dual-wavelength Nd:LuLiF4 laser at 1314 and 1321 nm for the first time. Maximum CW output power of 6.08 W is obtained, giving an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 30.2% and a slope efficiency of 32.1%. Even using high doping V3+:YAG as the saturable absorber to passively Q-switch the laser, stable dual-wavelength operation remains. Maximum pulse energy extracted from the resonator is 108.7 μJ at 17.2 kHz pulse-repetition rate, and maximum peak power is 885 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 29, 2013

Citation
Hongqiang Li, Rui Zhang, Yulong Tang, Shiwei Wang, Jianqiu Xu, Peixiong Zhang, Chengchun Zhao, Yin Hang, and Shuaiyi Zhang, "Efficient dual-wavelength Nd:LuLiF4 laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 4425-4428 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4425


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