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Diode pumped miniature eye-safe laser q-switched by U2+:CaF2 and Co2+:MgAl2O4
Author(s): Ruikun Wu; John D. Myers; Michael J. Myers; Christopher R. Hardy
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Paper Abstract

We established a new diode array pumped Er:Yb:Glass test setup for evaluation of the laser performance and q-switch characteristics of various saturable absorber materials at 1.54micrometers . Pumping distribution and maximum gain was analyzed. Passive q-switched laser operation was demonstrated with both U2+:CaF2 and CO2+:MgAl2O4. TEMoo Q-switch pulses with energy of 0.5mJ and pulse width of 10ns was obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4723, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VII, (29 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.476400
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Ruikun Wu, Kigre, Inc. (United States)
John D. Myers, Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Myers, Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Christopher R. Hardy, Kigre, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4723:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VII
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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