Abstract

A single-longitudinal-mode 1521 nm pulse microchip laser Q-switched by a Co2+:MgAl2O4 saturable absorber was demonstrated in an Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal. The influence of the waist radius of pump beam at 976 nm on the laser performance was investigated. At an incident pump power of 6.54 W and pump beam waist radius of 60 μm, a 1521.4 nm single-longitudinal-mode pulse laser with average output power of 434 mW, energy of 16.5 μJ, repetition frequency of 26.3 kHz and width of 2.9 ns was obtained. The result shows that caused by the mode selection of the saturable absorber and large cavity losses, a single-longitudinal-mode 1.55 μm pulse microchip laser can also be realized in the Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal.

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Chen, Y.

Czyzewski, A.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
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J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
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J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
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Kirwil, P.

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[Crossref]

Knysak, P.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Kogelnik, H.

Kopczynski, K.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, “Wavelength tuning in Er3+,Yb3+:glass microchip lasers,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 17(1), 84–88 (2009).
[Crossref]

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Li, Y.

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Lin, Y.

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J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
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Longhi, S.

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Ma, E.

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J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, “Wavelength tuning in Er3+,Yb3+:glass microchip lasers,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 17(1), 84–88 (2009).
[Crossref]

Mlynczak, J.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, “Wavelength tuning in Er3+,Yb3+:glass microchip lasers,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 17(1), 84–88 (2009).
[Crossref]

Mooradian, A.

Muzal, M.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Natkanski, S.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Pilipenko, O. V.

Piotrowski, W.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Risk, W. R.

Sacchi, G.

Sooy, W. R.

W. R. Sooy, “The nature selection of modes in a passive Q switched laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 7(2), 36–37 (1965).
[Crossref]

Stepien, R.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
[Crossref]

Svelto, O.

Taccheo, S.

Tolstik, N. A.

Wojtanowski, J.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Wychowaniec, M.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, N. Belghachem, J. Kisielewski, R. Stepien, M. Wychowaniec, J. Galas, D. Litwin, and A. Czyzewski, “Pulse laser head with monolithic thermally bonded microchip operating at 1.5 μm wavelength,” Proc. SPIE 10159, 1015905 (2016).
[Crossref]

Yang, H.

Yang, Zh.

Yasukevich, A. S.

Zarzycka, A.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

Zayhowski, J. J.

Zhang, K.

Zygmunt, M.

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

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W. R. Sooy, “The nature selection of modes in a passive Q switched laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 7(2), 36–37 (1965).
[Crossref]

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J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, Z. Mierczyk, M. Zygmunt, S. Natkanski, M. Muzal, J. Wojtanowski, P. Kirwil, M. Jakubaszek, P. Knysak, W. Piotrowski, A. Zarzycka, and A. Gawlikowski, “Practical application of pulsed eye-safe microchip laser to laser rangefinders,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 21(3), 332–337 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Mlynczak, K. Kopczynski, and Z. Mierczyk, “Wavelength tuning in Er3+,Yb3+:glass microchip lasers,” Opto-Electron. Rev. 17(1), 84–88 (2009).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, New York, 2006).

B. Denker, B. Galagan, S. Sverchkov, and A. Prokhorov, “Erbium (Er) glass lasers,” in Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, B. Denker and E. Shklovsky, eds. (Woodhead, 2013), pp. 341–358.

J. Zayhowski, “microchip lasers,” in Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, B. Denker and E. Shklovsky, eds. (Woodhead, 2013), pp. 359–402.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Experimental setup for the Er:Yb:YAB microchip laser.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Dependence of cw output power on incident pump power for the Er:Yb:YAB microchip laser when the waist radius of pump beam was 60 μm. The insets show the spectra of the cw laser recorded at the incident pump powers of 6.54 and 3.4 W, respectively. (b) Squared beam radius ω2 of the cw output laser as a function of the distance Z from the focusing lens at an incident pump power of 6.54 W. The insets show the 2D image of the output beam transversal profile and beam quality factors M2 at different incident pump powers.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Average output power versus incident pump power of the single-longitudinal-mode passively Q-switched Er:Yb:YAB pulse microchip laser when the waist radius of the pump beam was 60 μm. The inset shows the laser spectrum recorded at an incident pump power of 6.54 W. (b) Squared beam radius ω2 of the pulse laser as a function of the distance Z from the focusing lens at an incident pump power of 6.54 W. The insets show the 2D and 3D images of the output beam transversal profile.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Pulse profile of the single-longitudinal-mode passively Q-switched Er:Yb:YAB pulse microchip laser at an incident pump power of 6.54 W. (a) Pulse train profile. (b) Single pulse profile.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Dependences of the repetition frequency and pulse energy on incident pump power for the single-longitudinal-mode passively Q-switched Er:Yb:YAB pulse microchip laser.

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Table 1 Experimental results of the Er:Yb:YAB cw microchip laser for different pump beam waist radii.

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Table 2 Experimental results of the single-longitudinal-mode Er:Yb:YAB pulse microchip laser for different pump beam waist radii at an incident pump power of 6.54 W.

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