Abstract

We have generated output energies of 900 mJ at 2050 nm from a pulsed, room-temperature, normal-mode Co:MgF2 laser, with average powers as high as 6.5 W. Over the range 1800 to 2450 nm we have obtained pulse energies of at least 100 mJ.

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1991 (1)

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989 (1)

J. Harrison, D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1708 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1985 (1)

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Deutsch, T. F.

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dietz, R. E.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Domankevitz, Y.

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Flotte, T. J.

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guggenheim, H. J.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Harrison, J.

J. Harrison, D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1708 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, L. F.

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Killinger, D. K.

D. K. Killinger, in Digest of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1990), paper EO3.2.

Moulton, P. F.

J. Harrison, D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1708 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 975 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Schomacker, K. T.

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Welford, D.

J. Harrison, D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1708 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 975 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. F. Johnson, R. E. Dietz, H. J. Guggenheim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 21 (1964).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1582 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. Harrison, D. Welford, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1708 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lasers Surg. Med. (1)

K. T. Schomacker, Y. Domankevitz, T. J. Flotte, T. F. Deutsch, Lasers Surg. Med. 11, 141 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

D. K. Killinger, in Digest of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Piscataway, N.J., 1990), paper EO3.2.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical schematic of the Co:MgF2 laser system. BRF, birefringent filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normal-mode input–output data for 5%-T (■) and 40%-T (◆) output mirrors, with a linear (33.6% slope, 60-mJ threshold) fit to the 5%-T data.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured upper-state (4T2) lifetime of Co:MgF2 versus temperature (■), with a piecewise linear fit.

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