RTP voltage-increased electro-optic Q-switched Ho:YAG laser with double anti-misalignment corner cubes
We describe a pulsed Ho:YAG laser with double anti-misalignment corner cubes that uses an RbTiOPO4 crystal as the electro-optic Q-switch. Two polarizers coated with high reflectivity coatings for the s-polarized light at the laser wavelength were employed to achieve linearly polarized laser output. The maximum s-polarized output power of 2.95 W at 2091.3 nm was obtained under the absorbed pump power of 12.9 W by increasing the voltage applied on RbTiOPO4 electro-optic crystal to 1000 V. The corresponding optical-to-optical conversion efficiency was 22.9% and the slope efficiency was 67.9%. For the Q-switched operation, the pulse energy of Ho:YAG laser was 7.8 mJ with a pulse width of 57 ns at the repetition rate of 100 Hz, resulting in a peak power of 136.8 kW. The beam quality factor M2 of Ho:YAG laser was 1.33.
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 61405047).
- 15.J. Wu, Y.L. Ju, T.Y. Dai, W. Liu, B.Q. Yao, Y.Z. Wang, Chin. Phys. Lett. 32, 80 (2015)Google Scholar