High average power Q-switched 1314 nm two-crystal Nd: YLF laser

R. C. Botha*, W. Koen, M. J D Esser, C. Bollig, W. L. Combrinck, H. M. Von Bergmann, H. J. Strauss

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A 1314 nm two-crystal Nd:YLF laser was designed and operated in both CW and actively Q-switched modes. Maximum CW output of 26.5 W resulted from 125 W of combined incident pump power. Active Q-switching was obtained by inserting a Brewster-cut acousto optic modulator. This setup delivered an average power of 18.6 W, with a maximum of 5.6 mJ energy per pulse with a pulse duration of 36 ns at a pulse repetition frequency of 500 Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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