Abstract

An efficient 2 μm room-temperature Q-switched Ho:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a 1942 nm Tm-fiber laser is demonstrated. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Q-switched performance of Ho:GdVO4 crystal. A maximum CW output power of 6.85 W under the absorbed pump power of 24.1 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 39.5% at a temperature of 17°C. With the same absorbed pump power, a maximum output energy per pulse of about 0.9 mJ and minimum pulse width of 4.7 ns were obtained at the pulsed repetition frequency (PRF) of 5 kHz, corresponding to a peak power of approximately 187.2 kW.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the Ho:GdVO4 laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorption spectrum of Ho:GdVO4 crystal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

CW output power of Ho:GdVO4 laser with different output couplers.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output spectra of the Ho:GdVO4 laser with different output transmissions.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Average output power of Q-switched Ho:GdVO4 laser versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Pulse width of Q-switched Ho:GdVO4 laser versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Dependence of pulse width on different PRF at an absorbed pump power of 24.1 W.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Beam radius of the Ho:GdVO4 laser. Inset is the typical 2D beam profiles.

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