Abstract

A new Yb-doped crystal Yb<sup>3+</sup>: Lu<sub>2</sub>SiO<sub>5 </sub>laser was demonstrated. The laser was Q-switched at 1058nm by an InGaAs saturable absorber above 25KHz. The slope efficiency were 4.6% and 3.0% for CW and Q-switched respectively.

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