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High-power Q-switched Er:YAG laser designed for medical applications
Author(s): Marek Skórczakowski; Andrzej Zając; Jacek Świderski; Piotr Nyga; Jan Kasprzak; Dariusz Kęcik
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report on a record 1.4 MW peak power, actively Q-switched Er:YAG laser operating at 2.94 μm. As a result of our experiment, at 3 Hz repetition rate, we achieved 91 ns pulses with 137 mJ energy. At higher repetition rate (10 Hz) the laser generated 100 ns pulses with 35 mJ energy. These results, according to our knowledge, are the best that have been ever achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5958, Lasers and Applications, 59582A (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622723
Show Author Affiliations
Marek Skórczakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Zając, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Świderski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Nyga, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Kasprzak, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Dariusz Kęcik, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5958:
Lasers and Applications
Krzysztof M. Abramski; Antonio Lapucci; Edward F. Plinski, Editor(s)

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