13 March 2002 Diode-pumped miniature eye-safe laser Q-switched by U2+:CaF2 and Co2+:MgAl2O4
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Proceedings Volume 4630, Solid State Lasers XI; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458996
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
We established a new diode array pumped Er:Yb:Glass test setup for evaluation of the laser performance and q-switch characteristics of various saturable absorber materials at 1.54um. Pumping distribution and maximum gain was analyzed. Passive q-switched laser operation was demonstrated with both U2+:CaF2 and Co2+:MgAl2O4. TEMoo Q-switch pulses with energy of 0.5mJ and pulse width of 10ns was obtained.
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Ruikun Wu, John D. Myers, Michael J. Myers, Christopher R. Hardy, "Diode-pumped miniature eye-safe laser Q-switched by U2+:CaF2 and Co2+:MgAl2O4", Proc. SPIE 4630, Solid State Lasers XI, (13 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458996; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458996
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