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Cr,Tm,Ho: YAG laser amplifier
Author(s): Bjoern I. Lange; Benno Radt; Gereon Huettmann
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Paper Abstract

Among other applications, Q-switched, single-mode and high energy Ho:YAG lasers are useful tools in temperature- jump experiments designed for biophysical research. But if pulse energies of 200 J at one microsecond pulse widths or shorter are to be generated in a single oscillator, the damage threshold of the optical coatings is likely to be exceeded. Experiments with an oscillator/amplifier system show that the saturation fluence of Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG amounts to 2.3J/cm2 and that a small signal gain coefficient of 0.15/cm can be obtained at moderate pump densities. This suggests the use of extracavity ampli cation if high power holmium pulses are required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424616
Show Author Affiliations
Bjoern I. Lange, Medical Laser Ctr. Luebeck (Germany)
Benno Radt, Medical Laser Ctr. Luebeck (Germany)
Gereon Huettmann, Medical Laser Ctr. Luebeck (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4267:
Solid State Lasers X
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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