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efficient energy extraction from a diode-pumped q-switched tm,ho:ylif4 laserThe operation of a diode-laser pumped thulium, holmium yttrium-lithium-fluoride laser (Tm,Ho:YLF) in Q-switched mode is reported. Output energies of 200 microjoules in pulses of 22 ns duration are recorded at Q-switch frequencies commensurate with an effective upper laser level lifetime of 6 ms. This lifetime is appreciably longer than that observed in other hosts permitting stored energy extraction of 64 percent, close to the projected maximum performance from these materials.
Document ID
19920033535
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Mcguckin, B. T.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Menzies, R. T.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hemmati, H.
(JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
December 2, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 59
ISSN: 0003-6951
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Distribution Limits
Public
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