Ho: YLiF4 saturable absorber Q-switch for the 2-μm Tm,Cr:Y3Al5O12 laser

Yen Kuang Kuo, Milton Birnbaum, Wei Chen

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Abstract

Passive Q-switching of the flashlamp pumped Tm,Cr:Y3Al 5O12 2-μm laser with a Ho:YLiF4 saturable absorber has been demonstrated at room temperature. A single Q-switched laser pulse of 11 mJ in energy and ∼45 ns in duration at 80 J flashlamp input energy was obtained. The wavelength of the Q-switched laser output pulse and the Tm,Cr:Y3Al5O12 free-running output was 2.017 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3060-3062
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume65
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1

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Kuo, Yen Kuang ; Birnbaum, Milton ; Chen, Wei. / Ho : YLiF4 saturable absorber Q-switch for the 2-μm Tm,Cr:Y3Al5O12 laser. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1994 ; Vol. 65, No. 24. pp. 3060-3062.
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In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 65, No. 24, 01.12.1994, p. 3060-3062.

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