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, Daniel Esser, W. L. Combrinck, H. M. von Bergmann

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Abstract

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 mu J 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. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-982
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • YAG SATURABLE ABSORBER
  • 1.34-MU-M
  • GENERATION
  • V-YAG
  • SOLID-STATE LASERS
  • OPTICAL-ABSORPTION
  • 1.3 MU-M
  • ND-YLF LASER
  • CRYSTALS
  • UP-CONVERSION

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