12 March 2015 Performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Ho:SSO laser pumped by a Tm:YAP laser
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Acousto-optically Q-switched operation of a Ho:SSO laser is reported for the first time. An average power of 2.23 W was obtained at a pulse repetition frequency from 5 to 20 kHz, with a corresponding to optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 14.4% and a slope efficiency of 20%. The highest energy per pulse of 0.44 mJ in 28 ns was achieved at 2112 nm with a repetition rate of 5 kHz and peak power of 15 kW. The lifetime of Ho3+ in the Sc2SiO5 crystal host was also measured.
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Xiao-tao Yang, Xiao-tao Yang, Yong Shi, Yong Shi, Xiao-ming Duan, Xiao-ming Duan, Li-he Zheng, Li-he Zheng, Jun Xu, Jun Xu, } "Performance of acousto-optically Q-switched Ho:SSO laser pumped by a Tm:YAP laser," Optical Engineering 54(3), 036105 (12 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.3.036105 . Submission:


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