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3 April 2000 Flash-lamp pumped high-power Cr-Tm:YAG and Cr-Tm-Ho:YAG lasers operating at 2-um wavelength
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Proceedings Volume 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers; (2000)
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
Tm and Ho doped solid-state lasers operate at 2-micron wavelength have many applications in medical, remote sensing, and military technologies. Using flash-lamp pumping, we demonstrated high-power Cr-Tm:YAG and Cr-Tm-Ho:YAG lasers at room temperature. The output energy in free-running operation exceeded more than 4 J. When an acousto-optic Q-switch was used, we obtained Q-switched single transverse-mode lasers at 2 micrometer wavelength. The maximum pulse energy of Cr-Tm:YAG and Cr-Tm-Ho:YAG lasers reached 0.7 J and 0.5 J, respectively, and the corresponding pulse widths were 140 ns and 165 ns.
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Cheng Li, Deyuan Shen, Jie Song, Nam Seong Kim, and Ken-ichi Ueda "Flash-lamp pumped high-power Cr-Tm:YAG and Cr-Tm-Ho:YAG lasers operating at 2-um wavelength", Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000);


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