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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 12 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.121402

1.57 MW peak power pulses generated by a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:LuAG ceramic laser
Jian Ma1;2, Tingting Lu1, Xiaolei Zhu1, Benxue Jiang3, Pande Zhang2;3, and Weibiao Chen1
1 Key Laboratory of Space Laser Communication and Detection Technology, [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201 800, China
2 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China
3 Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(12): pp.121402

Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.0140  140.3380  140.3480  140.3540  

The pulse characteristics of a laser diode dual-end-pumped electro-optic Q-switched Nd:LuAG ceramic laser at various repetition rates are presented. The largest output pulse energy of 11 mJ is realized at the repetition rate of 100 Hz with pump energy of 84.3 mJ, and the slope efficiency in respect to pump pulse energy is 18.6%. The single pulse peak power reaches up to 1.57 MW. Using Nd:LuAG ceramic as the amplification medium seeded by an Nd:YAG laser of 5.2 mJ, a 10.3 mJ amplified pulse is obtained with pump pulse energy of 42.8 mJ, corresponding to an extraction efficiency of 11.9%.

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Get Citation: Jian Ma, Tingting Lu, Xiaolei Zhu, Benxue Jiang, Pande Zhang, and Weibiao Chen, "1.57 MW peak power pulses generated by a diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:LuAG ceramic laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(12), 121402(2017)

Note: This work was partly supported by the Scientific Innovation Fund of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. CXJJ-16S014), the National Key Research and Development Program (No. 2016YFC1400902), and the National High-Technology Research and Development Program of China (No. 2014AA093301).


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