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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3038–3041

Highly efficient 12  W diode-pumped actively Q-switched Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser

V. E. Kisel, A. S. Rudenkov, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 3038-3041 (2014)

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A compact diode-pumped actively Q-switched Yb:KGW laser is demonstrated with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 50%. In a 3-mirror laser cavity configuration output power of 12.2 W with repetition rate up to 50 kHz and pulse duration of 10–24 ns was obtained. The maximum pulse peak power of 70 kW was achieved. The laser output beam profile was Gaussian up to maximum pump powers with M2 factor less than 1.2.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(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: March 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published: May 15, 2014

V. E. Kisel, A. S. Rudenkov, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk, "Highly efficient 12  W diode-pumped actively Q-switched Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 3038-3041 (2014)

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