Performance of 2 lm Tm:YAP pulse laser based on a carbon nanotube absorber

Journal Article

We demonstrated the first use of carbon nanotube as a saturable absorber in the Q-switched and Q-switched mode-locking of a diode pumped Tm:YAP operating at 2 lm. At the incident pump power of 8.64 W, the minimum Q-switched pulse width of 255.1 ns, and the maximum peak power 53.1 W can be obtained with the corresponding repetition rate of 21.76 kHz. The performance of a diode-pumped passively Q-switched modelocked Tm:YAP laser with high repetition rate formed with a folded cavity. As high as 780 mW average output power was produced in QML laser. The repetition rate of the mode-locked pulse inside the Q-switched envelope was 244.1 MHz. The dependence of the operational parameters on the pump power was also investigated experimentally. © Springer-Verlag 2012.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qu, Z; Wang, Y; Liu, J; Zheng, L; Su, L; Xu, J

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 147

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0946-2171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00340-012-5122-6