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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 980–982

High average power 1314 nm Nd:YLF laser, passively Q-switched with V:YAG

R. C. Botha, H. J. Strauss, C. Bollig, W. Koen, O. Collett, N. V. Kuleshov, M. J. D. Esser, W. L. Combrinck, and H. M. von Bergmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 980-982 (2013)

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A 1314 nm Nd:YLF laser was designed and operated both CW and passively Q-switched. Maximum CW output of 10.4 W resulted from 45.2 W of incident pump power. Passive Q-switching was obtained by inserting a V:YAG saturable absorber in the cavity. The oscillator delivered a maximum of 825 μJ energy per pulse, with a pulse duration of 135 ns at a pulse repetition frequency of 6.3 kHz, effectively delivering 5.2 W of average power.

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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

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

R. C. Botha, H. J. Strauss, C. Bollig, W. Koen, O. Collett, N. V. Kuleshov, M. J. D. Esser, W. L. Combrinck, and H. M. von Bergmann, "High average power 1314 nm Nd:YLF laser, passively Q-switched with V:YAG," Opt. Lett. 38, 980-982 (2013)

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