29 July 2015 Side diode pumped ultra-compact Er:glass laser
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 9659, International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015; 965919 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195720
Event: International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015, 2015, Hua Hin, Thailand
We demonstrate side pumped ultra-compact Q-switched Er:glass laser for rangefinding with 1.4 mJ energy at 1.54 um. Laser diode with 75 W power and 5 ms pulse duration was used. Active medium was enveloped with diffuse reflector. Output pulse energy in free-running mode was 27 mJ with a slope efficiency of 12%. Transparent glass-ceramics containing Co2+:MgAl2O4 nanocrystals were used as a passive gate to ensure Q-switching in an operation temperature range and transverse mode selection. The Q-switch mode had steady operation at 1 Hz repetition rate with thermal effects playing no visible role.
© (2015) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Vladimir V. Vitkin, Vladimir V. Vitkin, Vadim M. Polyakov, Vadim M. Polyakov, Artem A. Kharitonov, Artem A. Kharitonov, Vyacheslav A. Buchenkov, Vyacheslav A. Buchenkov, Andrey Yu. Rodionov, Andrey Yu. Rodionov, } "Side diode pumped ultra-compact Er:glass laser", Proc. SPIE 9659, International Conference on Photonics Solutions 2015, 965919 (29 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195720; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195720


Back to Top