Abstract

Stable passive Q-switching of a Tm:LiYF4 laser is obtained using polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS as a saturable absorber. The achieved maximum pulse energy of 0.9 mJ and peak power of 65 kW for a pulse duration of 14ns represent substantial improvement and highest values for a passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm laser operating at 1.9μm.

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2012 (2)

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Segura, M. Kadankov, X. Mateos, M. C. Pujol, J. J. Carvajal, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Opt. Express 20, 3394 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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]

Aguiló, M.

Badikov, V. V.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Batay, L. E.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bolaños, W.

Cantelar, E.

Carvajal, J. J.

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]

Cornacchia, F.

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cui, J. H.

X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Demidovich, A. A.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, I. A.

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dergachev, A.

A. Dergachev, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 137.

Di Bartolo, B.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Díaz, F.

Gaponenko, M. S.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Grabtchikov, A. S.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Griebner, U.

Heumann, E.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Huber, G.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Ju, Y. L.

X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kadankov, M.

Kisel, V. E.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

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]

Kuck, S.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Kück, S.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Kuzmin, A. N.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[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]

Levchenko, V. I.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Li, G.

Li, L.

X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lifante, G.

Lisinetskii, V. A.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Malyarevich, A. M.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mateos, X.

Mond, M.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Moulton, P.

P. Moulton, in Mid-infrared Coherent Sources (MICS, 2005), paper We7.

Moulton, P. F.

A. Dergachev, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 137.

Murugan, G. S.

Onushchenko, A. A.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Orlovich, V. A.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Panyutin, V. L.

W. Bolaños, J. J. Carvajal, X. Mateos, E. Cantelar, G. Lifante, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, G. S. Murugan, J. S. Wilkinson, M. Aguiló, and F. Díaz, Opt. Express 19, 1449 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[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]

Petrov, V.

Pujol, M. C.

Segura, M.

Shcherbitsky, V. E.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Sheina, S. G.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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]

Tian, Y.

Titov, A. N.

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Toncelli, A.

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Walsh, B. M.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Wilkinson, J. S.

Yakimovich, V. N.

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

Yao, B.

Yumashev, K. V.

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X. L.

X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhilin, A. A.

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. S. Gaponenko, I. A. Denisov, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, A. A. Zhilin, A. A. Onushchenko, N. V. Kuleshov, and K. V. Yumashev, Appl. Phys. B 93, 787 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. E. Batay, A. N. Kuzmin, A. S. Grabtchikov, V. A. Lisinetskii, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Demidovich, A. N. Titov, V. V. Badikov, S. G. Sheina, V. L. Panyutin, M. Mond, and S. Kück, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2926 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (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]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

X. L. Zhang, L. Li, J. H. Cui, and Y. L. Ju, Laser Phys. 21, 1581 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

M. S. Gaponenko, A. A. Onushchenko, V. E. Kisel, A. M. Malyarevich, K. V. Yumashev, and N. V. Kuleshov, Laser Phys. Lett. 9, 291 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

F. Cornacchia, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, Prog. Quantum Electron. 33, 61 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

M. Mond, E. Heumann, G. Huber, S. Kuck, V. I. Levchenko, V. N. Yakimovich, V. E. Shcherbitsky, V. E. Kisel, and N. V. Kuleshov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe (IEEE, 2003), paper CA7-5-WED.

A. Dergachev, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 137.

P. Moulton, in Mid-infrared Coherent Sources (MICS, 2005), paper We7.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of the PQS Tm:YLF laser. SA: Cr:ZnS saturable absorber; M1: dichroic pump mirror; M2: HR laser, HT-pump mirror; M3: output coupler.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

CW laser performance of the Tm:YLF laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

PQS characteristics of the Tm:YLF laser using Cr:ZnS SA with T0=92% low signal transmission.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

PQS characteristics of the Tm:YLF laser using Cr:ZnS SA with T0=85% low signal transmission.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Tm:YLF laser spectra in CW and PQS regimes using different Cr:ZnS SAs. The transmission of the output coupler at the actual laser wavelength is 35% (CW), 40% (T0=92%), and 50% (T0=85/75%).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Tm:YLF polarized gain coefficient Nσgain (N=1.106×1021ions/cm3 is the doping density) for two values of the inversion parameter β.

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