Record performance from a Q-switched Er3+:Yb3+: YVO4laser

Yuen Hong Tsang, D. J. Binks

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A diode-pumped Yb3+, Er3+:YVO4laser was Q-switched by the rotating prism method and record performance obtained. Pulse energies of up to 0.2 mJ and pulse durations as short as 60 ns were demonstrated. A model based on a system of rate equations is also described and used to explain the observed behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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