Abstract

End-pumped by a 970 nm diode laser, 1534 nm pulse laser with about 16 μJ energy, 48 ns duration, and 21 kHz repetition rate was obtained at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a Z-cut 1.08-mm-thick Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal passively Q-switched by a Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 crystal. The effects of absorbed pump power and resonator cavity length on output performances of the pulse laser were investigated. Compared with that of the Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 laser in a similar experimental condition, higher pulse energy realized in the Er3+:Yb3+:Sr3Lu2(BO3)4 crystal may be originated from its smaller stimulated-emission cross section at 1534 nm and longer fluorescence lifetime of the 4I13/2 upper laser level of Er3+ ions.

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Y. Ren, J. Dong, “Passively Q-switched microchip lasers based on Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal,” Opt. Commun. 312, 163–167 (2014).
[CrossRef]

2013 (5)

2012 (1)

2011 (1)

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2008 (3)

2007 (3)

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, “Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode pumped laser operation of Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 275–278 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Georgiou, F. Kiriakidi, O. Musset, J. Boquillon, “1.65-μm Er:Yb:YAG diode-pumped laser delivering 80-mJ pulse energy,” Opt. Eng. 44(6), 064202 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. Zhang, J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14(12), 1677–1679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

R. Häring, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, E. Gini, H. Melchior, U. Keller, “Passively Q-switched microchip laser at 1.5 μm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18(12), 1805–1812 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Taccheo, G. Sorbello, P. Laporta, G. Karlsson, T. Laurell, “230-mW diode-pumped single-frequency Er:Yb laser at 1.5 μm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13(1), 19–21 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

J. J. Degnan, “Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31(11), 1890–1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Aguiló, M.

S. Bjurshagen, P. Brynolfsson, V. Pasiskevicius, I. Parreu, M. C. Pujol, A. Peña, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic characterization, and eye-safe laser operation of erbium- and ytterbium-codoped KLu(WO4)2.,” Appl. Opt. 47(5), 656–665 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bjurshagen, S.

Boquillon, J.

E. Georgiou, F. Kiriakidi, O. Musset, J. Boquillon, “1.65-μm Er:Yb:YAG diode-pumped laser delivering 80-mJ pulse energy,” Opt. Eng. 44(6), 064202 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brynolfsson, P.

Burns, P.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. Zhang, J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14(12), 1677–1679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

Chen, Y. J.

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cinta Pujol, M.

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J. M.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. Zhang, J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14(12), 1677–1679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Degnan, J. J.

J. J. Degnan, “Optimization of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31(11), 1890–1901 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dekker, P.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. Zhang, J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 14(12), 1677–1679 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Denker, B.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

S. Bjurshagen, P. Brynolfsson, V. Pasiskevicius, I. Parreu, M. C. Pujol, A. Peña, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, “Crystal growth, spectroscopic characterization, and eye-safe laser operation of erbium- and ytterbium-codoped KLu(WO4)2.,” Appl. Opt. 47(5), 656–665 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ding, A.

Dong, J.

Y. Ren, J. Dong, “Passively Q-switched microchip lasers based on Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal,” Opt. Commun. 312, 163–167 (2014).
[CrossRef]

Duan, Y. M.

H. Y. Zhu, D. Y. Tang, Y. M. Duan, D. W. Luo, J. Zhang, “Laser operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb co-doped YAG ceramics at 1.6 μm,” Opt. Express 21(22), 26955–26961 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

Galagan, B.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Georgiou, E.

E. Georgiou, F. Kiriakidi, O. Musset, J. Boquillon, “1.65-μm Er:Yb:YAG diode-pumped laser delivering 80-mJ pulse energy,” Opt. Eng. 44(6), 064202 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gini, E.

Gong, X.

Gorbachenya, K. N.

Griebner, U.

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Häring, R.

Hellström, J. E.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Huang, C. H.

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Huang, J.

Huang, Y.

Huang, Y. D.

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ivleva, L.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, G.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Taccheo, G. Sorbello, P. Laporta, G. Karlsson, T. Laurell, “230-mW diode-pumped single-frequency Er:Yb laser at 1.5 μm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13(1), 19–21 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kiriakidi, F.

E. Georgiou, F. Kiriakidi, O. Musset, J. Boquillon, “1.65-μm Er:Yb:YAG diode-pumped laser delivering 80-mJ pulse energy,” Opt. Eng. 44(6), 064202 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kisel, V. E.

Kopczynski, K.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Optimization of passively repetitively Q-switched three-level lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1152–1157 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koporulina, E. V.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kupchenko, M. I.

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, “Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode pumped laser operation of Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 275–278 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kurilchik, S. V.

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, “Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode pumped laser operation of Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 275–278 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Tolstik, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, O. V. Pilipenko, E. V. Koporulina, N. I. Leonyuk, “Efficient 1 W continuous-wave diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(22), 3233–3235 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lagatsky, A. A.

Laporta, P.

S. Taccheo, G. Sorbello, P. Laporta, G. Karlsson, T. Laurell, “230-mW diode-pumped single-frequency Er:Yb laser at 1.5 μm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13(1), 19–21 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, L. Ivleva, “Passive Q-switching at 1.54 μm of an Er-Yb:GdCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. B 81(1), 49–52 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, T.

S. Taccheo, G. Sorbello, P. Laporta, G. Karlsson, T. Laurell, “230-mW diode-pumped single-frequency Er:Yb laser at 1.5 μm,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 13(1), 19–21 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Leonyuk, N. I.

Lin, Y.

Lin, Y. F.

H. Y. Zhu, Y. J. Chen, Y. F. Lin, C. H. Huang, Y. M. Duan, Y. Wei, Y. D. Huang, G. Zhang, “Actively Q-switch operation of diode-pumped Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6μm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(2), 111–115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Z.

Y. Zhang, Z. Lin, G. Wang, “Synthesis, growth, structure and characterization of the new laser host Sr3Y2(BO3)4,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(7), 075806 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4.,” Opt. Lett. 28(23), 2330–2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luo, D.

Luo, D. W.

Luo, Z.

Maltsev, V. V.

Mateos, X.

V. Petrov, M. Cinta Pujol, X. Mateos, Ò. Silvestre, S. Rivier, M. Aguiló, R. M. Solé, J. Liu, U. Griebner, F. Díaz, “Growth and properties of KLu(WO4)2 and novel ytterbium and thulium lasers based on this monoclinic crystalline host,” Laser Photonics Rev. 1(2), 179–212 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Matrosov, V. N.

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, “Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode pumped laser operation of Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 275–278 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Matrosova, T. A.

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, M. I. Kupchenko, “Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode pumped laser operation of Er3+, Yb3+:YVO4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 86(2), 275–278 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Meng, X.

Mierczyk, Z.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Optimization of passively repetitively Q-switched three-level lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1152–1157 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mlynczak, J.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, “Optimization of passively repetitively Q-switched three-level lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(12), 1152–1157 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Musset, O.

E. Georgiou, F. Kiriakidi, O. Musset, J. Boquillon, “1.65-μm Er:Yb:YAG diode-pumped laser delivering 80-mJ pulse energy,” Opt. Eng. 44(6), 064202 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ozygus, B.

Parreu, I.

Paschotta, R.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the quasi-cw 970 nm diode-pumped Er:Yb:SLuB laser passively Q-switched with a Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser as a function of absorbed pump power at 970 nm in a plano-concave cavity with length of 10 cm. The inset shows the spectrum at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse train (a) and oscilloscope trace (b) of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a plano-concave cavity with length of 10 cm. Pulse repetition rate and duration are about 21 kHz and 136 ns, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse repetition rate and energy of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser as functions of absorbed pump power at 970 nm in a plano-concave cavity with length of 10 cm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Beam diameter for the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser as a function of the distance from the focusing lens at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a plano-concave cavity with length of 10 cm. Spatial profile of the laser beam is also shown.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Oscilloscope trace of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a plano-concave cavity with length of 3 cm. Pulse duration is about 48 ns.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Beam diameter for the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:SLuB laser as a function of the distance from the focusing lens at absorbed pump power of 11.8 W in a plano-concave cavity with length of 3 cm. Spatial profile of the laser beam is also shown.

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