Stable Q-switched mode-locked Nd3+:LuVO4 laser by Cr4+:YAG crystal

Ja Hon Lin, Hou Ren Chen, Hsin Han Hsu, Ming Dar Wei, Kuei Huei Lin, Wen Feng Hsieh

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Abstract

In use of saturable Cr4+:YAG crystals, we have demonstrated the stable Q-switched and mode-locked (QML) operation of the Nd:LuVO4 laser. The operation range of QML in use of the Cr4+:YAG is larger than that use of SESAM and NLM. The obtained shape of Q-switched envelope, repetition rate and pulse energy are demonstrated to depend on the initial transmittance of the Cr4+:YAG and reflectivity of the output coupler. Using R = 60% and T0= 40%, the highest pulse energy of 77 μJ of each Q-switched envelope, and the highest peak power about 200 kW of Q-switched mode-locked pulses can be obtained at 15 W pump power. It demonstrate the superior characteristic of the Nd:LuVO4 crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16538-16545
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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