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Zero-phonon-line pumped cryogenic Yb:YAG passively Q-switched by Cr:YAG
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Paper Abstract

We present an efficient zero-phonon-line pumped cryogenic Yb:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Cr:YAG with different initial transmissions. At 140K, with 85% initial transmission of Cr:YAG, a maximum average output power of 5.19 W with a repetition rate of 24.7 kHz was achieved leading to a slope efficiency of 55.7%. The maximum pulse energy, minimum pulse width and peak output power obtained in this case were 0.21 mJ, 142 ns and 1.48 kW respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9893, Laser Sources and Applications III, 98930C (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225909
Show Author Affiliations
Venkatesan Jambunathan, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Petr Navratil, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Lucie Horackova, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Antonio Lucianetti, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Tomas Mocek, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9893:
Laser Sources and Applications III
Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena JelÍnková; Takunori Taira; Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Editor(s)

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