I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, "Er:YAG single-crystal fiber laser in Q-switched operation,"
in Advances in Optical Materials,
OSA Technical Digest (CD)
(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper AWA04.
We describe an efficient Q-switched laser emission from a directly grown Er3+:YAG single-crystal fiber resonantly pumped by a laser diode in an off-axis configuration. The laser produces 2 mJ, 38 ns pulses at 1 kHz.