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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)