Abstract

A flash lamp pumped 2.09 μm Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser utilizing a self-grown La3Ga5SiO14 crystal as the electro-optic Q-switch generator is proposed and demonstrated for the first time. Operating at 3 Hz repetition rate, 520 mJ pulse energy with 35 ns pulse width is achieved by optimizing the Q-switch delay time and compensating for the thermal depolarization with a quarter-wave plate. The corresponding peak power is 14.86 MW, and the Q-switched-to-normal-mode energy extraction efficiency is 66.3%. To our knowledge, this Q-switched giant pulse is the best result reported to date in 2.09 μm laser resonator.

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[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]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

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.

S. R. Bowman, M. J. Winings, R. C. Y. Auyeung, J. E. Tucker, S. Searles, and B. J. Feldman, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, G. Dube and L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 1991), paper MIL4.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the lamp pumped EO Q-switched Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Q-switched-to-normal-mode energy extraction efficiency and pulse width as a function of the Q-switch delay time.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

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

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