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Passively Q-switched Pr:YLF laser

Savitski, V. G. and Ranieri, I. M. and Krysa, A. B. and Calvez, S. (2011) Passively Q-switched Pr:YLF laser. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). IEEE, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-1-4577-1223-4

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We report passively Q-switched operation of a diode-pumped Pr:YLF laser using an AlInGaP on GaAs SEmiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirror. Q-switched pulses with 145ns duration and 23mW average output power at 639.5nm are obtained.