Abstract

We describe high-energy Erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) lasers operating at 1617 nm, resonantly pumped using 1532 nm fiber-coupled laser diodes. A maximum continuous wave output power of 4.3 W at 1617 nm was achieved with an output coupler of 20% transmission under incident pump power of 29.7 W, resulting in an optical conversion of 14% with respect to the incident pump power. In Q-switched operation, the pulse energy of 11.8 mJ at 100 Hz pulse repetition frequency and 81 ns pulse duration was obtained. This energy is the highest pulse energy reported for a directly diode-pumped Q-switched Er:YAG laser operating at 1617 nm.

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Sahu, J. K.

J. W. Kim, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, Appl. Phys. B 105, 263 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 361 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, Opt. Lett. 31, 754 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Shen, D. Y.

Simakov, N.

Smith, L. K.

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K. Spariosu, V. Leyva, R. A. Reeder, and M. J. Klotz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 182 (2006).
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Wang, M.

Young, Y. E.

Zhou, J.

Zhu, L.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

J. W. Kim, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, Appl. Phys. B 105, 263 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

D. Garbuzov, I. Kudryashov, and M. Dubinskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 131115 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chinese Opt. Lett.

Y. Liu, J. Liu, and W. Chen, Chinese Opt. Lett. 9, 090604 (2011).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

K. Spariosu, V. Leyva, R. A. Reeder, and M. J. Klotz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 182 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2619 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

N. P. Barnes, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 435 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 361 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

I. Kudryashov and A. Katsnelson, Proc. SPIE 7578, 75781D (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Aubourg, I. Martial, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, “Resonant diode-pumping of Er:YAG single crystal fiber operating at 1617 nm,” presented at Photonics West, January 24–26, 2012, San Francisco, Calif.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser emission spectrum of the Er:YAG laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

CW output power of Er:YAG laser at 1617 nm versus the incident pump power with different output couplers.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse energy and pulse width versus PRF in Q-switched operation. Inset: Oscilloscope traces of a Q-switched pulse train at 100 Hz PRF.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Average power versus PRF with varying incident pump power (dots: experimental data, solid lines: fitting curve).

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