Abstract

We report >50‐mJQ-switched energy output from a 2.09‐µm Ho:YAG oscillator, resonantly pumped at 1.9‐µm by a diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser. We demonstrate a Q-switched-to-normal-mode extraction efficiency of 100% at an output energy of 30 mJ and over 64% at the 50-mJ output level. Operating at 50 mJ (60 Hz) of output, a pulse width of 14 ns is achieved from the holmium oscillator, which corresponds to ∼3.6 MW of peak power. At the 50-mJ output level, a beam-propagation factor M2∼1.2 is achieved.

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2000 (2)

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1992 (1)

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

D. W. Hart, M. Jani, and N. P. Barnes, Opt. Lett. 21, 728 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 178–181.

Bowman, S. R.

S. R. Bowman, J. E. Tucker, and S. Kirkpatrick, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 519–523.

Budni, P. A.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Chase, L. L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hart, D. W.

Huber, G.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jani, M.

Kirkpatrick, S.

S. R. Bowman, J. E. Tucker, and S. Kirkpatrick, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 519–523.

Krupke, W. F.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kway, W. L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lockard, G. E.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

Miller, C. A.

Mitzscherlich, P.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Modlin, E. A.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

Mosto, J. R.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 723 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Petros, M.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 178–181.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

Pomeranz, L. A.

Singh, U. N.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 178–181.

Smith, L. K.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, J. E.

S. R. Bowman, J. E. Tucker, and S. Kirkpatrick, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 519–523.

Williams-Byrd, J. A.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

Yu, J.

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 178–181.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

U. N. Singh, J. Yu, M. Petros, N. P. Barnes, J. A. Williams-Byrd, G. E. Lockard, and E. A. Modlin, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 194–196.

M. Petros, J. Yu, U. N. Singh, and N. P. Barnes, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 178–181.

S. R. Bowman, J. E. Tucker, and S. Kirkpatrick, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 519–523.

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