Abstract

A flash lamp pumped Cr,Er:YSGG laser utilizing a langasite (LGS) crystal as an electro-optic Q-switch is proposed and demonstrated. It is proved that a LGS crystal with relatively high damage threshold can be used as the electro-optic Q-switch at 2.79 μm, and 216 mJ pulse energy with 14.36 ns pulse width is achieved. Its corresponding peak power of pulse can reach 15 MW, to our knowledge the best result at a 2.79 μm wavelength.

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J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, and R. B. Heimann, Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113 (2002).
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F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Gao, L.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
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A. Sajjadi, K. Mitra, and Z. Guo, Heat Transfer Res.44, 345 (2013).
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J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, and R. B. Heimann, Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113 (2002).
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Hengst, M.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, and R. B. Heimann, Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113 (2002).
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H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
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Jelinkova, H.

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Jiang, M. H.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Kharkovsky, A. V.

F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Koranda, P.

P. Koranda, M. Nemec, H. Jelinkova, J. Sulc, and M. Cech, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB7.

Laurell, F.

Liu, Ba.

H. J. Eichler, Ba. Liu, and O. Sperlich, Proc. SPIE 3265, 75 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y. G.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lukac, M.

M. Lukac, T. Perhavec, K. Nemes, and U. Ahcan, J. Laser Health Acad. 2010, 56 (2010).

Marine, P.

A. Gallian, Al. Martinez, P. Marine, V. Fedorov, S. Mirov, V. Badikov, D. Boutoussov, and M. Andriasyan, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510L (2007).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, Al.

A. Gallian, Al. Martinez, P. Marine, V. Fedorov, S. Mirov, V. Badikov, D. Boutoussov, and M. Andriasyan, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510L (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Mirov, S.

A. Gallian, Al. Martinez, P. Marine, V. Fedorov, S. Mirov, V. Badikov, D. Boutoussov, and M. Andriasyan, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510L (2007).
[CrossRef]

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A. Sajjadi, K. Mitra, and Z. Guo, Heat Transfer Res.44, 345 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. Chai and S. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper PO7.

Myoung, N.-S.

Nemec, M.

P. Koranda, M. Nemec, H. Jelinkova, J. Sulc, and M. Cech, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB7.

Nemes, K.

M. Lukac, T. Perhavec, K. Nemes, and U. Ahcan, J. Laser Health Acad. 2010, 56 (2010).

Perhavec, T.

M. Lukac, T. Perhavec, K. Nemes, and U. Ahcan, J. Laser Health Acad. 2010, 56 (2010).

Rines, D. M.

T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, D. M. Rines, P. G. Schunemann, J. A. Hutchinson, and R. Utano, Opt. Lett. 22, 597 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. Chai and S. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper PO7.

Rines, G. A.

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. Chai and S. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper PO7.

Romano, V.

F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sajjadi, A.

A. Sajjadi, K. Mitra, and Z. Guo, Heat Transfer Res.44, 345 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Sperlich, O.

H. J. Eichler, Ba. Liu, and O. Sperlich, Proc. SPIE 3265, 75 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stade, J.

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, and R. B. Heimann, Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sulc, J.

P. Koranda, M. Nemec, H. Jelinkova, J. Sulc, and M. Cech, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB7.

Utano, R.

Wang, J.

Wang, J. Y.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, L.

Wang, S.

Weber, H. P.

F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wu, X.

Yang, J.

Yin, X.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. J.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S. J.

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Cryst. Res. Technol. (1)

J. Stade, L. Bohaty, M. Hengst, and R. B. Heimann, Cryst. Res. Technol. 37, 1113 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

H. K. Kong, J. Y. Wang, H. J. Zhang, X. Yin, S. J. Zhang, Y. G. Liu, X. F. Cheng, L. Gao, X. B. Hu, and M. H. Jiang, J. Cryst. Growth 254, 360 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Laser Health Acad. (1)

M. Lukac, T. Perhavec, K. Nemes, and U. Ahcan, J. Laser Health Acad. 2010, 56 (2010).

Opt. Commun. (1)

F. Könz, M. Frenz, V. Romano, M. Forrer, H. P. Weber, A. V. Kharkovsky, and S. I. Khomenko, Opt. Commun. 103, 398 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (3)

H. J. Eichler, Ba. Liu, and O. Sperlich, Proc. SPIE 3265, 75 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Gallian, Al. Martinez, P. Marine, V. Fedorov, S. Mirov, V. Badikov, D. Boutoussov, and M. Andriasyan, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510L (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Carrig, Proc. SPIE 5620, 187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

A. Sajjadi, K. Mitra, and Z. Guo, Heat Transfer Res.44, 345 (2013).
[CrossRef]

P. Koranda, M. Nemec, H. Jelinkova, J. Sulc, and M. Cech, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB7.

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. Chai and S. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1995), paper PO7.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the developed lamp-pumped EO Q-switched Cr,Er:YSGG laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Photo of a Q-switched pulse profile taken from an oscilloscope.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output energy and pulse width as a function of pump energy.

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