Diode-pumped Er-Yb: glass laser passively Q switched by use of Co2+: MgAl2O4 as a saturable absorber
2000 (English)In: Applied Optics, ISSN 0003-6935, E-ISSN 1539-4522, Vol. 39, no 33, 6188-6192 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report on passively Q-switched operation of a diode-pumped Er-Yb:glass laser with a Co2+:MgAl2O4 plate as a saturable absorber. Optical pulses with peak power exceeding 2 kW and a pulse length of 2.3 ns have been generated. Single-longitudinal-mode Q-switched operation at 1.53 mum has been obtained by use of the Co2+:MgAl2O4 plate as an intracavity etalon. A discussion of the optimal Er3+ concentration as well as optimization of the cavity design is included.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 39, no 33, 6188-6192 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20153ISI: 000165257600017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20153DiVA: diva2:338846
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