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Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG laser
Author(s): Igor Kudryashov; Alexei Katsnelson
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Paper Abstract

In this work, resonant diode pumping has been demonstrated for Q-switched and CW Er:YAG solid state lasers (SSLs) at eye-safe wavelengths. Resonant pumping was realized by using high spectral brightness 1470 nm laser diodes. An efficient 1645 nm CW laser with output power >3.5 W in the TEM00 mode was demonstrated. More than 11 mJ of output pulse energy in the TEM00 mode has been achieved for Q-switched operation at 20Hz repetition rate. M2 of the output beam was better than 1.5 over the entire range of output pulse energies. We achieved an output peak power of ~400 kW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 75781D (3 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841038
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Igor Kudryashov, Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (United States)
Alexei Katsnelson, Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7578:
Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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