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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 9 — Aug. 28, 2012

Passively Q-switched microchip Er, Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 diode-pumped laser

V. E. Kisel, K. N. Gorbachenya, A. S. Yasukevich, A. M. Ivashko, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2745-2747 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002745


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Abstract

We report, for the first time to our knowledge, a diode-pumped cw and passively Q-switched microchip Er, Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser. A maximal output power of 800 mW at 1602 nm in the cw regime was obtained at an absorbed pump power of 7.7 W. By using Co2+:MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber, a TEM00-mode Q-switched average output power of 315 mW was demonstrated at 1522 nm, with pulse duration of 5 ns and pulse energy of 5.25 μJ at a repetition rate of 60 kHz.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
V. E. Kisel, K. N. Gorbachenya, A. S. Yasukevich, A. M. Ivashko, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk, "Passively Q-switched microchip Er, Yb:YAl3(BO3)4diode-pumped laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 2745-2747 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2745

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