Abstract

We demonstrated a 1.91 μm pumped, injection-seeded Q-switched Ho:YAG laser operating at room temperature. By inserting two Fabry–Perot etalons into the laser cavity, single-frequency Tm, Ho:YAG seed lasing was achieved at a wavelength of 2090.9 nm, with a typical output power of 60 mW. Single-frequency, nearly transform-limited Q-switched operation of the Ho:YAG laser was achieved by injection seeding. The output energy of the single-frequency Q-switched pulse is 7.6 mJ, with a pulse width of 132 ns and a repetition rate of 100 Hz. We measured the pulse spectrum, half-width of which was 3.5 MHz, by a heterodyne technique.

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H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bai, Y.

S. S. Chen, J. Yu, M. Petros, Y. Bai, U. N. Singh, and M. J. Kavaya, Proc. SPIE 5653, 175 (2005).
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Beyon, J. Y.

Bruns, D. L.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
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[CrossRef]

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T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Castro, R. T.

Chen, S. S.

S. S. Chen, J. Yu, M. Petros, Y. Bai, U. N. Singh, and M. J. Kavaya, Proc. SPIE 5653, 175 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

P. A. Budni, C. R. Ibach, S. D. Setzler, E. J. Gustafson, R. T. Castro, and E. P. Chicklis, Opt. Lett. 28, 1016 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. C. McCarthy, P. A. Budni, G. W. Labrie, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper HL5.

Davis, R. E.

Dergachev, A.

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, Advanced Solid-State Photonics (TOPS) Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 60.

Deyst, J. P.

Dong, Q.

Drake, T. E.

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, Advanced Solid-State Photonics (TOPS) Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 60.

Duan, X.-M.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fry, E. S.

Fukuoka, H.

H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gustafson, E. J.

Hale, C. P.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hannon, M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, S. W.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. W. Henderson, E. H. Yuen, and E. S. Fry, Opt. Lett. 11, 715 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ibach, C. R.

Ismail, S.

Itabe, T.

H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ju, Y.-L.

Kadoya, M.

H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kavaya, M. J.

Koch, G. J.

Labrie, G. W.

J. C. McCarthy, P. A. Budni, G. W. Labrie, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper HL5.

Lee, H.

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Lemons, M. L.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lippert, E.

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Magee, J. R.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

McCarthy, J. C.

J. C. McCarthy, P. A. Budni, G. W. Labrie, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper HL5.

Mitzscherlich, P.

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Mizutani, K.

H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mosto, J. R.

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Moulton, P. F.

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, Advanced Solid-State Photonics (TOPS) Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 60.

Nicolas, S.

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Petros, M.

S. S. Chen, J. Yu, M. Petros, Y. Bai, U. N. Singh, and M. J. Kavaya, Proc. SPIE 5653, 175 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Koch, B. W. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Y. Beyon, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, R. E. Davis, S. Ismail, S. Vay, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, Appl. Opt. 43, 5092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Petzar, P.

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Rustad, G.

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Setzler, S. D.

Singh, U.

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Singh, U. N.

Stenersen, K.

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Storm, M. E.

Suni, P. J. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Trieu, B.

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Vay, S.

Villanger, A. S.

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.-Z.

Yao, B.-Q.

Yu, J.

S. S. Chen, J. Yu, M. Petros, Y. Bai, U. N. Singh, and M. J. Kavaya, Proc. SPIE 5653, 175 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Koch, B. W. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Y. Beyon, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, R. E. Davis, S. Ismail, S. Vay, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, Appl. Opt. 43, 5092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

Yuen, E. H.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. W. Henderson, E. H. Yuen, and E. S. Fry, Opt. Lett. 11, 715 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, G.-J.

Zheng, L.-L.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. A. Budni, M. L. Lemons, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, G. Huber, R. L. Byer, and P. Mitzscherlich, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 924 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. (1)

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (3)

S. S. Chen, J. Yu, M. Petros, Y. Bai, U. N. Singh, and M. J. Kavaya, Proc. SPIE 5653, 175 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Lippert, S. Nicolas, G. Arisholm, K. Stenersen, A. S. Villanger, and G. Rustad, Proc. SPIE 6397, 1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. Fukuoka, M. Kadoya, K. Asaba, K. Asai, K. Mizutani, and T. Itabe, Proc. SPIE 4153, 455 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

J. C. McCarthy, P. A. Budni, G. W. Labrie, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, T. Fan and B. Chai, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1994), paper HL5.

Y. Bai, J. Yu, M. Petros, P. Petzar, B. Trieu, H. Lee, and U. Singh, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WB22.

A. Dergachev, P. F. Moulton, and T. E. Drake, Advanced Solid-State Photonics (TOPS) Vol. 98 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper 60.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the injection-seeded Q-switched Ho:YAG laser end-pumped by a CW diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser at 1.91 μm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

F–P spectrum of the single-frequency Tm,Ho:YAG laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output energy and pulse width of the frequency-locked pulse laser versus pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Schematic diagram of the laser pulse spectrum measurement setup.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Pulse spectrum of the frequency-locked pulse laser.

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