Abstract

Resonantly pumped acousto-optic Q-switched Er:YAG lasers at 1617 and 1645 nm are demonstrated. An etalon was used to obtain 1617 nm output. Laser pulses with 4.02 mJ energy at 1617 nm and 5.64 mJ energy at 1645 nm were generated, with pulse duration more than 400 ns at a pulse repetition rate of 1000 Hz.

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  1. D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Highly efficient in-band pumped Er:YAG laser with 60  W of output at 1645  nm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 754–756 (2006).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2013 (1)

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2012 (2)

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Wang, L. Zhu, W. B. Chen, and D. Y. Fan, “High-energy directly diode-pumped Q-switched 1617  nm Er:YAG laser at room temperature,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3732–3734 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

2010 (4)

N. Chang, D. Hosken, N. Simakov, J. Munch, D. J. Ottaway, and P. J. Veitch, “Resonantly diode-pumped continuous-wave and Q-switched Er:YAG laser at 1645  nm,” Opt. Express 18, 13673–13678 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Bigotta and M. Eichhorn, “Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er3+:YAG laser with fiberlike geometry,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2970–2973 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

I. Kudryashov and A. Katsnelson, “Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75781D (2010).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

Atlas, R.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Aubourg, A.

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bigotta, S.

Chang, N.

Chen, J. G.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Chen, W. B.

Clarkson, W. A.

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Highly efficient in-band pumped Er:YAG laser with 60  W of output at 1645  nm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 754–756 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Hybrid fibre-bulk erbium lasers—recent progress and future prospects,” presented at the 7th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2010.

Deng, G. L.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Didierjean, J.

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

Eleuterio, D.

G. D. Emmitt, R. Foster, and D. Eleuterio, “Airborne Doppler wind lidar: typhoon research and long flight-leg data sets for data impact studies related to a future space-based Doppler wind lidar,” in Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, New Caledonia, 2008.

Emmitt, G. D.

G. D. Emmitt, R. Foster, and D. Eleuterio, “Airborne Doppler wind lidar: typhoon research and long flight-leg data sets for data impact studies related to a future space-based Doppler wind lidar,” in Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, New Caledonia, 2008.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Fan, D. Y.

Feng, G. Y.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Ferek, R.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Foster, R.

G. D. Emmitt, R. Foster, and D. Eleuterio, “Airborne Doppler wind lidar: typhoon research and long flight-leg data sets for data impact studies related to a future space-based Doppler wind lidar,” in Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, New Caledonia, 2008.

Gao, C. Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Gao, M. W.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Godwin, K. S.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Hosken, D.

Huang, X. J.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Katsnelson, A.

I. Kudryashov and A. Katsnelson, “Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75781D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J. W.

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Hybrid fibre-bulk erbium lasers—recent progress and future prospects,” presented at the 7th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2010.

Kudryashov, I.

I. Kudryashov and A. Katsnelson, “Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75781D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ligon, D.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Mackenzie, J. I.

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Hybrid fibre-bulk erbium lasers—recent progress and future prospects,” presented at the 7th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2010.

Marks, F.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

Martial, I.

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Munch, J.

Ottaway, D. J.

Sahu, J. K.

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Highly efficient in-band pumped Er:YAG laser with 60  W of output at 1645  nm,” Opt. Lett. 31, 754–756 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Hybrid fibre-bulk erbium lasers—recent progress and future prospects,” presented at the 7th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2010.

Shen, D. Y.

Simakov, N.

Tang, X. J.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Veitch, P. J.

Wang, M. J.

Wang, R.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Z. Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Yang, L. L.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Ye, Q.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Y.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Zho, J.

Zhou, S. H.

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Zhu, L.

Zhu, L. N.

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Wang, C. Q. Gao, L. N. Zhu, M. W. Gao, Y. Zheng, Q. Ye, and Z. Q. Wu, “Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped U-shaped Er:YAG laser at 1617 and 1645  nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10, 025802 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (2)

I. Kudryashov and A. Katsnelson, “Q-switched resonantly diode-pumped Er:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 7578, 75781D (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617  nm,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823516 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. (1)

X. J. Huang, J. G. Chen, G. Y. Feng, L. L. Yang, G. L. Deng, X. J. Tang, and S. H. Zhou, “Fluorescence lifetime measurement based on different pump waveform,” Spectrosc. Spect. Anal. 30, 3013–3017 (2010).

Other (3)

J. W. Kim, J. I. Mackenzie, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, “Hybrid fibre-bulk erbium lasers—recent progress and future prospects,” presented at the 7th EMRS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2010.

G. D. Emmitt, R. Foster, and D. Eleuterio, “Airborne Doppler wind lidar: typhoon research and long flight-leg data sets for data impact studies related to a future space-based Doppler wind lidar,” in Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, New Caledonia, 2008.

G. D. Emmitt, K. S. Godwin, F. Marks, R. Atlas, D. Ligon, and R. Ferek, “P3DWL installation on NOAA P3 and plans for 2011,” presented at the Working Group on Space-based Lidar Winds, Miami, Florida, 2011.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the resonantly pumped Er:YAG laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Decay trace of the I413/2 multiplet of the Er:YAG.

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Fig. 3.

Output power versus incident pump power at different wavelengths.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output energy and pulse duration at a repetition rate of 1000 Hz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output energy and pulse duration versus pulse repetition rate.

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