Abstract

Using a Co2+:Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber, efficient passively Q-switched pulse laser operating at 1.5-1.6 μm was realized in an Er:Yb:LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal end-pumped by a 970 nm diode laser. At absorbed pump power of 15.7 W, 1540 nm laser with 28.6 μJ energy, 40 ns duration and 22 kHz repetition rate, and 1520 nm laser with 9.9 μJ energy, 37 ns duration and 63 kHz repetition rate were obtained in a plano-concave cavity, respectively. For a plano-plano cavity, corresponding values of 1520 nm laser were 16.3 μJ, 14 ns and 41 kHz, respectively, and the maximum output peak power was about 1.16 kW.

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2011 (1)

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

N. A. Tolstik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk, “Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4-efficient 1.5 μm laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 357–362 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

N. A. Tolstik, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, O. V. Pilipenko, E. V. Koporulina, and 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]

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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]

2005 (3)

2002 (1)

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

2001 (1)

1999 (1)

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

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

Brenier, A.

Burns, P.

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

Chang, J.

Chen, Y. J.

Dawes, J. M.

P. Burns, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, J. A. Piper, H. Zhang, and J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photon. 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, and J. Wang, “CW diode-pumped microlaser operation at 1.5-1.6 μm in Er, Yb:YCOB,” IEEE Photon. 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, and 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]

Ding, Sh.

Fluck, R.

Galagan, B.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Gini, E.

Gong, X. H.

Häring, R.

Hellström, J. E.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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, J. H.

Huang, Y. D.

Ivleva, L.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Jiang, D. P.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, G.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Keller, U.

Kisel, V. E.

N. A. Tolstik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk, “Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4-efficient 1.5 μm laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 357–362 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Leonyuk, A. E. Zhukov, E. U. Rafailov, and W. Sibbett, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6 microm,” Opt. Lett. 33(1), 83–85 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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, and 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]

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, and 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, and 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, and 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.

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Laurell, F.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Leonyuk, N. I.

Li, H. J.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Li, P.

Li, Sh.

Lin, Y. F.

Longhi, S.

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Luo, Z. D.

Maltsev, V. V.

Matrosov, V. N.

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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, and 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.

Paschotta, R.

Pasiskevicius, V.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Pilipenko, O. V.

Piper, J. A.

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

Rafailov, E. U.

Sandulenko, A. V.

Sibbett, W.

Su, L. B.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, C.

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sverchkov, S.

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

Taccheo, S.

P. Laporta, S. Taccheo, S. Longhi, O. Svelto, and C. Svelto, “Erbium-ytterbium microlasers: optical properties and lasing characteristics,” Opt. Mater. 11(2-3), 269–288 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Tang, H. L.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Tolstik, N. A.

N. A. Tolstik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk, “Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4-efficient 1.5 μm laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 357–362 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Lagatsky, V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Leonyuk, A. E. Zhukov, E. U. Rafailov, and W. Sibbett, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6 microm,” Opt. Lett. 33(1), 83–85 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. A. Tolstik, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, O. V. Pilipenko, E. V. Koporulina, and 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]

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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]

Troshin, A. E.

A. A. Lagatsky, V. E. Kisel, A. E. Troshin, N. A. Tolstik, N. V. Kuleshov, N. I. Leonyuk, A. E. Zhukov, E. U. Rafailov, and W. Sibbett, “Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 laser at 1.5-1.6 microm,” Opt. Lett. 33(1), 83–85 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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]

Wang, J.

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

Wang, Q.

Wang, Zh.

Wu, F.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

Zhang, H.

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

Zhang, Sh.

Zhang, X.

Zheng, L. H.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y. Q.

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhukov, A. E.

Zolotovskaya, S. A.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

J. E. Hellström, G. Karlsson, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, B. Denker, S. Sverchkov, B. Galagan, and 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]

N. A. Tolstik, A. E. Troshin, S. V. Kurilchik, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. N. Matrosov, T. A. Matrosova, and 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, V. E. Kisel, N. V. Kuleshov, V. V. Maltsev, and N. I. Leonyuk, “Er,Yb:YAl3(BO3)4-efficient 1.5 μm laser crystal,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 357–362 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

D. P. Jiang, Y. Q. Zhou, L. B. Su, H. L. Tang, F. Wu, L. H. Zheng, H. J. Li, and J. Xu, “A Co2+-doped alumina-rich Mg0.4Al2.4O4 spinel crystal as saturable absorber for a LD pumped Er:glass microchip laser at 1535nm,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8(5), 343–348 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setups of the quasi-cw 970 nm diode-pumped passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB lasers at 1.5–1.6 μm: (a) plano-concave cavity; (b) plano-plano cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser at absorbed pump power of 15.7 W in plano-concave cavities.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser as a function of absorbed pump power at 970 nm in plano-concave cavities.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse train (a) and oscilloscope trace (b) of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser at absorbed pump power of 15.7 W in a plano-concave cavity when the transmission of the output mirror was 1.5%. Pulse repetition rate and duration are about 22 kHz and 40 ns, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse train (a) and oscilloscope trace (b) of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser at absorbed pump power of 15.7 W in a plano-concave cavity when the transmission of the output mirror was 2.4%. Pulse repetition rate and duration are about 63 kHz and 37 ns, respectively.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Pulse repetition rate of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser as a function of absorbed pump power at 970 nm in plano-concave cavities.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Average output power of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser as a function of absorbed pump power at 970 nm in a plano-plano cavity. The inset shows the spectrum at absorbed pump power of 15.7 W.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Pulse train (a) and oscilloscope trace (b) of the passively Q-switched Er:Yb:LuAB laser at absorbed pump power of 15.7 W in a plano-plano cavity. Pulse repetition rate and duration are about 41 kHz and 14 ns, respectively.

Equations (2)

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f= 1 τ a ln( 1δψ 1ψ ) ,
ψ= ln( 1 R )+ln( 1 T 0 2 )+L+ L 2σ n cw l ,

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