Passive Q switching and self-frequency Raman conversion in a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser

A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov

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    We report on the laser performance of a diode-pumped Yb:KGd(WO4)(2) laser that is passively Q switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber. Raman conversion of fundamental laser emission in the laser crystal was demonstrated. Q-switched 3.4-mu J pulses with a pulse width of 85 ns were obtained at the 1033-nm fundamental wavelength and 0.4-mu J pulses with a pulse width of 20 ns were produced in a first Stokes at 1139 nm. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)616-618
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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