Abstract

A diode end-pumped Nd:YAG microlaser passively Q-switched by Cr4+:YAG with performances controlled by a volume Bragg grating (VBG) output coupler has been developed. Compared with operation at room temperature, the Q-switched laser pulse energy was increased, by a factor of 2 or more, by elevating the Nd:YAG temperature and locking the wavelength of emission with the VBG. Furthermore, the emission wavelength was tuned over 0.7nm bandwidth by changing the VBG temperature while maintaining laser pulses of millijoule-level energy and short (less than 4ns) duration.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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N. Vorobiev, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 6952, 69520G (2008).
[CrossRef]

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X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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M. Bass, L. S. Weichmann, S. Virgil, and B. K. Brickeen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 741 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, and J. Dong, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Yanagitany, T.

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, and J. Dong, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Zhang, Q.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, S.

A. Rapaport, S. Zhao, G. Xiao, A. Howard, and M. Bass, Appl. Opt. 41, 7052 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

J. J. Degnan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 1890 (1995).
[CrossRef]

X. Zhang, S. Zhao, Q. Wang, Q. Zhang, L. Sun, and S. Zhang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 2286 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Bass, L. S. Weichmann, S. Virgil, and B. K. Brickeen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 741 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, S. N. Bagaev, K. Ueda, A. Shirakawa, T. Tokurakawa, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitany, and J. Dong, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 682 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (2)

L. B. Glebov, V. I. Smirnov, C. M. Stickley, and I. V. Ciapurin, Proc. SPIE 4724, 101 (2002).
[CrossRef]

N. Vorobiev, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 6952, 69520G (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

V. A. Fromzel, M. A. Yakshin, C. R. Prasad, G. Schwemmer, V. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, in International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) 2009, OSA Technical Digest CD (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD9.

M. Hemmer and M. Richardson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) Topical Meeting 2010, OSA Technical Digest CD (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMB12.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the passively Q-switched Nd : YAG Cr 4 + : YAG laser with a VBG output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Q-switched laser pulse energy versus temperature of Nd : YAG Cr 4 + : YAG crystals and Cr 4 + : YAG of various T i , OCM with T = 0.70 , VBG at 20 ° C .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Wavelength λ em versus VBG temperature and (b) change of Q-switched laser pulse energy with λ em ; Nd : YAG Cr 4 + : YAG crystals at 20 ° C .

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