Stable, red laser pumped, multi-kilohertz Alexandrite laser

Hamish Ogilvy*, Michael J. Withford, James A. Piper

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    Abstract

    Operation of a miniature Alexandrite laser pulse-pumped at 671 nm by a Q-switched, frequency-doubled, diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser is reported. Average power output ∼150 mW at 765 nm with optical-to-optical slope efficiencies of 28% has been demonstrated for gain-switched operation of the Alexandrite laser at 80 kHz. Q-switched pump-pulse stacking has been used to reduce output pulse width by a factor of 6 and increase peak power by a factor of 38 over gain-switched operation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-210
    Number of pages4
    JournalOptics Communications
    Volume260
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

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