Abstract

We demonstrate efficient continuous-wave (CW) and passively Q-switched Tm:LiLuF4 laser operation near 1.9 μm. The CW slope efficiency reached 54.8% with respect to absorbed power. Stable passive Q-switching with Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorbers resulted in minimum pulse duration of 7.6 ns and maximum pulse energy and peak power of 1.26 mJ and 166 kW, respectively.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Passively Q-switched Tm:YLF laser

Raffaele Faoro, Martin Kadankov, Daniela Parisi, Stefano Veronesi, Mauro Tonelli, Valentin Petrov, Uwe Griebner, Martha Segura, and Xavier Mateos
Opt. Lett. 37(9) 1517-1519 (2012)

Efficient passively Q-switched laser operation of Yb in the disordered NaGd(WO4)2 crystal host

Junhai Liu, Valentin Petrov, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, and Minhua Jiang
Opt. Lett. 32(12) 1728-1730 (2007)

Passive Q-switching of a Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 microchip laser by a Cr:ZnS saturable absorber

J. M. Serres, P. Loiko, X. Mateos, V. Jambunathan, A. S. Yasukevich, K. V. Yumashev, V. Petrov, U. Griebner, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz
Appl. Opt. 55(14) 3757-3763 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription