Abstract

A tunable, lamp-pumped Cr3+:LiCaAlF6 laser that operates in the 760–800-nm wavelength range is demonstrated. As a passive Q switch the V3+:YAG crystal, characterized by wide saturable absorption in the 760–900-nm wavelength range, was applied. The V3+:YAG parameters were determined by spectroscopic and saturable transmission measurements. The 30-mJ output energy at 2-Hz repetition rate in the free-running regime was obtained in a cavity reinforced by a diaphragm near the fundamental mode. The dispersive prism inserted into the cavity enabled tuning in the 760–800-nm wavelength range. In the passive Q-switching regime we achieved greater than 1-mJ energy with 50-ns pulse duration in a 35-cm-long cavity. A numerical model that takes into account the short recovery time of V3+:YAG (∼5 ns) and excited-state absorption was used to analyze such a laser.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Diode-pumped doubly passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 1.34μm laser with V3+:YAG and Co:LMA saturable absorbers

Kang Cheng, Shengzhi Zhao, Yufei Li, Guiqiu Li, Dechun Li, Kejian Yang, Gang Zhang, and Xin Li
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28(1) 149-154 (2011)

Passively Q-switched Nd:YAG ceramic laser with V3+:YAG saturable absorber at 1357  nm

Chao Feng, Huanian Zhang, Jiaxiong Fang, and Qingpu Wang
Appl. Opt. 54(33) 9902-9905 (2015)

Experimental and theoretical study of a passively Q-switched Nd:LuAG laser at 1.3  μm with a V3+:YAG saturable absorber

Cheng Liu, Shengzhi Zhao, Guiqiu Li, Kejian Yang, Dechun Li, Tao Li, Wenchao Qiao, Tianli Feng, Xintian Chen, Xiaodong Xu, Lihe Zheng, and Jun Xu
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 32(5) 1001-1006 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription