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Saturable-absorber Q switching of a diode-pumped erbium-doped glass laser at 1.54 μm with a V:YAG crystal has been demonstrated. An average output power of 30 mW with Q-switching efficiency of 37% and pulse duration of 350 ns have been obtained. Results of the numerical simulation of the laser have been presented.

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  1. J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  2. V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.
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    [CrossRef]
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  7. K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  8. K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  9. R. D. Shultz, D. S. Sumida, H. Bruesselbach, “Diode-pumped, passively Q-switched, 10 Hz eyesafe Er:Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 448–450.
  10. R. Wu, S. J. Hamlin, J. A. Hutchinson, L. T. Marshall, “Laser diode pumped, passively Q-switched erbium:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 145–147.
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    [CrossRef]
  13. R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.
  14. R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.
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    [CrossRef]
  16. A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  17. A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  18. A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  19. A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  20. S. Hamlin, J. Myers, M. Myers, “High repetition rate Q-switched erbium glass lasers,” in Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, A. M. Johnson, eds., Proc. SPIE1419, 100–106 (1991).
  21. A. Szabo, R. A. Stein, “Theory of laser giant pulsing by a saturable absorber,” J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1562–1566 (1965).
    [CrossRef]
  22. W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999), p. 27.
  23. M. Mond, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, “Diode-endpumped 1.5 μm Er,Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 212–217.

2003 (2)

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (4)

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1965 (1)

A. Szabo, R. A. Stein, “Theory of laser giant pulsing by a saturable absorber,” J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1562–1566 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, M. Birnbaum, M. Kokta, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 μm,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Borrelli, N. F.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bruesselbach, H.

R. D. Shultz, D. S. Sumida, H. Bruesselbach, “Diode-pumped, passively Q-switched, 10 Hz eyesafe Er:Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 448–450.

Burshtein, Z.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Camargo, M. B.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, M. Birnbaum, M. Kokta, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 μm,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Conroy, R. S.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Danailov, M. V.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Demidovich, A. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, I. A.

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Denker, B.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Diening, A.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

M. Mond, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, “Diode-endpumped 1.5 μm Er,Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 212–217.

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ehrt, D.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Feldman, R.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 μm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Fluck, R.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Galagan, B.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Galun, E.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gini, E.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.

Glushko, A.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Grabtchikov, A. S.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hamlin, S.

S. Hamlin, J. Myers, M. Myers, “High repetition rate Q-switched erbium glass lasers,” in Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, A. M. Johnson, eds., Proc. SPIE1419, 100–106 (1991).

Hamlin, S. J.

R. Wu, S. J. Hamlin, J. A. Hutchinson, L. T. Marshall, “Laser diode pumped, passively Q-switched erbium:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 145–147.

Haring, R.

R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.

Heumann, E.

M. Mond, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, “Diode-endpumped 1.5 μm Er,Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 212–217.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Huber, G.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Mond, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, “Diode-endpumped 1.5 μm Er,Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 212–217.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Hutchinson, J. A.

R. Wu, S. J. Hamlin, J. A. Hutchinson, L. T. Marshall, “Laser diode pumped, passively Q-switched erbium:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 145–147.

Jabczynski, J. K.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, G.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999), p. 27.

Kokta, M.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, M. Birnbaum, M. Kokta, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 μm,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Kopczynski, K.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kretshmann, H. M.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Krupkin, V.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kuck, S.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Kuleshov, N. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Kuzmin, A. N.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Levchenko, V. I.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Lisinetskii, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Malyarevich, A. M.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, L. T.

R. Wu, S. J. Hamlin, J. A. Hutchinson, L. T. Marshall, “Laser diode pumped, passively Q-switched erbium:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 145–147.

Melchior, H.

R. Fluck, U. Keller, E. Gini, H. Melchior, “Eyesafe pulsed microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 146–149.

R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.

Michailov, V. P.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mierczyk, Z.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Molva, E.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 μm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Moncorge, R.

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mond, M.

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

M. Mond, A. Diening, E. Heumann, G. Huber, “Diode-endpumped 1.5 μm Er,Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 212–217.

Myers, J.

S. Hamlin, J. Myers, M. Myers, “High repetition rate Q-switched erbium glass lasers,” in Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, A. M. Johnson, eds., Proc. SPIE1419, 100–106 (1991).

Myers, M.

S. Hamlin, J. Myers, M. Myers, “High repetition rate Q-switched erbium glass lasers,” in Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, A. M. Johnson, eds., Proc. SPIE1419, 100–106 (1991).

Orlovich, V. A.

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Osiko, V.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

R. Haring, R. Paschotta, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Sub-nanosecond pulses from passively Q-switched microchip lasers at 1.53 μm,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 518–519.

Pasiskevichus, V.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

Philipps, J. F.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Podlipensky, A. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Posnov, N. N.

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Prokohsin, P. V.

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Prokoshin, P. V.

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, A. Guandalini, G. Reali, J. K. Jabczynski, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Diode pumped Nd:YVO4laser at 1.34 μm Q-switched and mode locked by a V3+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 194, 429–433 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sandulenko, V. A.

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Shimony, Y.

Z. Burshtein, Y. Shimony, R. Feldman, V. Krupkin, A. Glushko, E. Galun, “Excited-state absorption at 1.57 μm in U2+:CaF2and Co2+:ZnSe saturable absorbers,” Opt. Mater. 15, 285–291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shultz, R. D.

R. D. Shultz, D. S. Sumida, H. Bruesselbach, “Diode-pumped, passively Q-switched, 10 Hz eyesafe Er:Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 448–450.

Sinclair, B. D.

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stein, R. A.

A. Szabo, R. A. Stein, “Theory of laser giant pulsing by a saturable absorber,” J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1562–1566 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Stultz, R. D.

R. D. Stultz, M. B. Camargo, M. Birnbaum, M. Kokta, “Divalent uranium and cobalt saturable absorber Q-switches at 1.5 μm,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai, S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 460–464.

Sumida, D. S.

R. D. Shultz, D. S. Sumida, H. Bruesselbach, “Diode-pumped, passively Q-switched, 10 Hz eyesafe Er:Yb:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, S. A. Payne, C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 448–450.

Sverchkov, S.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Szabo, A.

A. Szabo, R. A. Stein, “Theory of laser giant pulsing by a saturable absorber,” J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1562–1566 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Tellefsen, J.

B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, V. Pasiskevichus, J. Tellefsen, “Passive Q-switched 1.54 micron Yb–Er glass microchip lasers,” Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. 27E, JS1-1–4-FRI (2003).

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Thony, Ph.

Ph. Thony, B. Ferrand, E. Molva, “1.55 μm passive Q-switched microchip laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 150–154.

Topfer, T.

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wu, R.

R. Wu, S. J. Hamlin, J. A. Hutchinson, L. T. Marshall, “Laser diode pumped, passively Q-switched erbium:glass laser,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock, W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 145–147.

Yakimovich, V. N.

A. V. Podlipensky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. P. Mikhailov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, “Cr2+:ZnSe and CO2+:ZnSe saturable-absorber Q switches for 1.54-μm Er: glass lasers,” Opt. Lett. 24, 960–962 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Shcherbitsky, A. V. Podlipensky, N. V. Kuleshov, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, A. Diening, M. Mond, E. Heumann, S. Kuck, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switches for diode-pumped Yb,Er:glass laser,” in Proceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference Focus Meeting 2001 (European Physical Society, Mulhouze, France, 2001), p. 51.

Yumashev, K. V.

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, N. V. Kuleshov, R. Moncorge, “Excited state absorption and passive Q-switch performance of Co2+-doped oxide crystals,” J. Alloys Compd. 341, 366–370 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Grabtchikov, A. N. Kuzmin, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. J. Eichler, M. V. Danailov, “Passive Q-switched 1.35 μm diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser with V:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Mater. 16, 349–352 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Zhavoronkov, N. I.

V. P. Michailov, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Zhavoronkov, P. V. Prokohsin, K. V. Yumashev, V. A. Sandulenko, “Optical absorption and nonlinear transmission of tetrahedral V3+(d2) in yttrium aluminum garnet,” Opt. Mater. 2, 267–272 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (5)

J. F. Philipps, T. Topfer, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, D. Ehrt, R. Sauerbrey, N. F. Borrelli, “Diode-pumped erbium–ytterbium–glass laser passively Q-switched with a PbS semiconductor quantum-dot doped glass,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 175–178 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. Karlsson, F. Laurell, J. Tellefsen, B. Denker, B. Galagan, V. Osiko, S. Sverchkov, “Development and characterization of Yb–Er laser glass for high average power laser diode pumping,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 41–46 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. V. Yumashev, I. A. Denisov, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. P. Mikhailov, “Nonlinear absorption properties of Co2+:MgAl2O4crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 70, 179–184 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Malyarevich, I. A. Denisov, K. V. Yumashev, V. P. Michailov, R. S. Conroy, B. D. Sinclair, “V:YAG—a new passive Q-switch for diode-pumped solid-state lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 67, 555–558 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Podlipensky, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, H. M. Kretshmann, G. Huber, “Passive Q-switching of 1.44 μm and 1.34 μm diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers with a V:YAG saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 245–247 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Euro-phys. Conf. Abstr. (1)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption spectrum of the V3+:YAG crystal in the near-infrared spectral range. The inset shows the energy-level diagram for the tetrahedral V3+ ion.

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Schematic of a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Yb,Er: glass laser (OC, output coupler; R, radius of curvature; T, output coupler transmittance; HT, high transmittance; HR, high reflection; AR, antireflection).

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Output power for cw (open circles, 1.1% output coupler; open squares, 2% output coupler) and Q-switched (filled circles, 1.1% output coupler; filled squares, 2% output coupler) operations of a diode-pumped 1.54-μm Yb,Er:glass laser passively Q switched with V3+:YAG. Solid lines, results of numerical simulations of the laser by use of Eqs. (1).

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Dependence of output Q-switched pulse width (open circles) and repetition rate (filled circles) of a cw diode-pumped Yb,Er: glass passively Q switched with V3+:YAG: (a) 1.1% output coupler and (b) 2% output coupler. Solid lines, results of numerical simulations of the laser by use of Eqs. (1).

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Table 1 Spectroscopic Characteristics of the Saturable-Absorber Q Switches for cw Diode-Pumped Er:Glass Lasers

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Table 2 Saturable-Absorber Q-Switch Performance of V3+:YAG in a cw Diode-Pumped Yb,Er:Glass at 1.54 μm

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d ϕ ( t ) d t = { 2 σ g N ( t ) l g - 2 σ GSA N SA ( t ) l SA - [ ln ( 1 R ) + L ] - σ REABS l g [ N ER - N ( t ) ] } ϕ ( t ) t r , d N ( t ) d t = - γ σ g c ϕ ( t ) N ( t ) + W p - N ( t ) τ + σ REABS c ϕ ( t ) [ N Er - N ( t ) ] , d N SA ( t ) d t = - σ GSA c ϕ ( t ) N SA ( t ) + [ N t - N SA ( t ) ] τ SA , N t = - ln ( T SA ) l SA σ GSA ,
N ( 0 ) = [ - 2 ln ( T SA ) + ln ( 1 / R ) + L - 2 ln ( T REABS ) ] 2 σ g l g , T REABS = exp ( - σ REABS N Er l g ) , ϕ ( 0 ) = 1.

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