28 February 2006 Saturable absorbed Er:YAG Q-switched laser with short pulse
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We demonstrate passively Q switched 2% doped Er:YAG laser operation in the eyesafe region with sub 5 nsec pulse widths using Cr2+:ZnSe as a saturable absorber. A rod geometry operating in the burst mode and a micro slab geometry operating continuously are described. The micro slab geometry generates 6nsec passively Q switched pulses with over 1.5 Watt of output power and with multi kilohertz pulse repetition rates. The lasers are resonantly pumped with a 1534nm fiber laser.
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Victor Leyva, Victor Leyva, Kalin Spariosu, Kalin Spariosu, Robert D. Stultz, Robert D. Stultz, } "Saturable absorbed Er:YAG Q-switched laser with short pulse", Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 61000D (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669534; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669534
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