Abstract

An optical efficiency of 0.052 under normal mode operation for diode-pumped Ho:Tm:YLiF4 at a pulse repetition frequency of 10 Hz has been achieved. Laser output energy of 30 mJ in single Q-switched pulses with 600-ns pulse length were obtained for an input energy of 3 J. A diffusion-bonded birefringent laser rod consisting of Ho:Tm-doped and undoped pieces of YLF was utilized for 10-Hz operation.

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S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, J. McMahon, W. Whitney, D. Epp, G. J. Quarles, K. J. Riley, Opt. Lett. 18, 1724 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

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H. C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, E. C. Rea, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1624, 2 (1991).

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[CrossRef]

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S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, J. McMahon, W. Whitney, D. Epp, G. J. Quarles, K. J. Riley, Opt. Lett. 18, 1724 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

Storm, M.

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Storm, M. E.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

Suni, P. J. M.

C. P. Hale, S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 407.

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R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Electron. Lett. (1)

R. Allen, L. Esterowitz, L. Goldberg, L. Weller, M. Storm, Electron. Lett. 22, 949 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, E. P. Chicklis, H. P. Jenssen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1029 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Murray, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 488 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

H. C. Lee, P. L. Brownlie, H. E. Meissner, E. C. Rea, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1624, 2 (1991).

Other (4)

J. C. McCarthy, P. A. Budni, G. W. Labrie, E. P. Chicklis, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AThB5.

C. P. Hale, S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 407.

G. J. Quarles, S. R. Bowman, J. G. Lynn, C. L. Marquardt, S. K. Searles, B. J. Feldman, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA5.

J. P. Deyst, G. J. Koch, M. E. Storm, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AWA4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Design of the water-cooled pump head.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Slope efficiencies and threshold energies for a 50-cm-long resonator at a pulse repetition frequency of 10 Hz and a coolant flow temperature of 16 °C.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse lengths and output energies of single Q-switched pulses for a 4-m ring resonator at a pulse repetition frequency of 10 Hz and a coolant flow temperature of 16 °C.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Slope efficiencies and threshold energies for a 4-m ring resonator at a pulse repetition frequency of 10 Hz and a coolant flow temperature of 16 °C.

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