标题：Passively Q-switched Yb:LuPO4 laser based on a coupled cavity with few-layer WSe2 acting as saturable absorber
作者：Dou, Xiaodan; Ma, Yanjun; Zhu, Min; Yi, Hongying; Xu, Honghao; Zhong, Degao; Teng, Bing; Yu, Haohai; Liu, Junhai
作者机构：[Dou, Xiaodan; Ma, Yanjun; Zhu, Min; Yi, Hongying; Xu, Honghao; Zhong, Degao; Teng, Bing; Liu, Junhai] Qingdao Univ, Coll Phys, 308 Ning Xia Rd, Qingd 更多
通讯作者地址：[Liu, JH]Qingdao Univ, Coll Phys, 308 Ning Xia Rd, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China.
来源：LASER PHYSICS LETTERS
关键词：Yb lasers; passive-switching; WSe2 saturable absorber; Yb:LuPO4 crystal
摘要：We report on a passively Q-switched coupled-cavity Yb:LuPO4 laser oscillating at 1005-1020 nm with a sapphire based few-layer WSe2 serving as saturable absorber. With 12.2 W of pump power absorbed, an average output power of 3.32 W is produced at a repetition rate of 1.34 MHz with a slope efficiency of 38%; the resulting pulse energy, duration, and peak power are respectively 2.5 mu J, 28 ns, and 89.3 W. These results demonstrate the great potential of few-layer WSe2 for use as saturable absorber in developing multi-watt, high-repetition-rate, nanosecond passively Q-switched solid-state lasers in the 1 Am spectral region.