Abstract

We report on efficient actively Q-switched Ho:YAP laser double-pass pumped by a 1.91-μm laser. At room temperature, when the incident pump power was 20.9 W, a maximum average output power of 10.9W at 2118 nm was obtained at the repetition rate of 10 kHz, and this corresponds to a conversion efficiency of 52.2% and a slope efficiency of 63.5%. Moreover, a maximum pulse energy of ~1.1 mJ and a minimum pulse width of 31 ns were achieved, with the peak power of 35.5 kW.

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2008 (2)

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2006 (3)

2004 (1)

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
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2003 (1)

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P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-μm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723-728 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1992 (1)

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

Arisholm, G.

Armstrong, D.

Barnes, N. P.

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-μm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723-728 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bueno, L. A.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chadeyron, G.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-μm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723-728 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

da Costa, E. B.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dergachev, A.

Dong, Q.

Drake, T.

Duan, X.

Dubois, M.

Filer, E. D.

Frukacz, Z.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gouveia-Neto, A. S.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hart, D. W.

He, W.

Hemmati, H.

Jani, M.

Jenssen, H. P.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Joubert, M.F.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ju, Y.

Knights, M. G.

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-μm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723-728 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Li, L.

Lippert, E.

Mahiou, R.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, M.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Miller, C. A.

Mosto, J. R.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-μm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723-728 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nicolas, S.

Piramidowicz, R.

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pomeranz, L. A.

Ribeiro, S. J. L.

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rustad, G.

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn, "Performance of a Ho:YAG thin-disc laser pumped by a diode-pumped 1.9 μm thulium laser,"Appl. Phys. B 85, 549-552 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Smith, A.

Stenersen, K.

Walsh, B. M.

Wang, Y.

Xu, J.

Yao, B.

Zhao, G.

Zheng, L.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Schellhorn, "Performance of a Ho:YAG thin-disc laser pumped by a diode-pumped 1.9 μm thulium laser,"Appl. Phys. B 85, 549-552 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, and H. P. Jenssen, "Performance of a diode-pumped high PRF Tm,Ho:YLF laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029-1032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, "High-power/high-brightness diode-pumped 1.9-μm thulium and resonantly pumped 2.1-μm holmium lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629-635 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, E. B. da Costa, L. A. Bueno, and S. J. L. Ribeiro, ‘‘Intense red upconversion emission in infrared excited holmium-doped PbGeO3-PbF2-CdF2 transparent glass ceramic,’’J. Lumin. 110, 79-84 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

M. Malinowski, R. Piramidowicz, Z. Frukacz, G. Chadeyron, R. Mahiou, and M.F. Joubert, ‘‘Spectroscopy and upconversion processes in YAlO3:Ho3+ crystals," Opt. Mater. 12, 409-423 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

S. R. Bowman and B. J. Feldman, ‘‘Demonstration and analysis of a holmium quasi-two level laser,’’ in Solid State Lasers III, G. J. Quarles, ed., Proc. SPIE 1627, 46-54 (1992).

E. Lippert, G. Rustad, G. Arisholm, and K. Stenersen, "High power and efficient long wave IR ZnGeP2 parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 16, 13878-13884, http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-13878.

A. A. Kaminskii, "Laser crystals: their physics and properties," in Springer series in optical sciences14, D. L. MacAdam, ed., (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981).

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