标题：Electro-optically Q-switched dual-wavelength Nd:YLF laser emitting at 1047 nm and 1053 nm
作者：Men, Shaojie; Liu, Zhaojun; Cong, Zhenhua; Li, Yongfu; Zhang, Xingyu
作者机构：[Men, Shaojie; Liu, Zhaojun; Cong, Zhenhua; Zhang, Xingyu] Shandong Univ, Sch Informat Sci & Engn, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Men, S 更多
通讯作者地址：[Liu, ZJ]Shandong Univ, Sch Informat Sci & Engn, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：OPTICS AND LASER TECHNOLOGY
关键词：Nd:YLF; Dual-wavelength laser; Electro-optically Q-switched
摘要：A flash-lamp pumped electro-optically Q-switched dual-wavelength Nd:YLF laser is demonstrated. Two Nd:YLF crystals placed in two cavities are employed to generate orthogonally polarized 1047 nm and 1053 nm radiations, respectively. The two cavities are jointed together by a polarizer and share the same electro-optical Q-switch. Two narrow-band pass filters are used to block unexpected oscillations at the hold-off state of the electro-optical Q-switch. In this case, electro-optical Q-switching is able to operate successfully. With pulse synchronization realized, the maximum output energy of 66.2 mj. and 83.9 mJ are obtained for 1047 nm and 1053 nm lasers, respectively. Correspondingly, the minimum pulse width is both 17 ns for 1047 nm and 1053 nm lasers. Sum frequency generation is realized. This demonstrates the potential of this laser in difference-frequency generations to obtain terahertz wave. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.