High peak power miniature Yb:CNGG disordered crystal laser end-pumped by a 935-nm diode

@inproceedings{Dai2014HighPP,
  title={High peak power miniature Yb:CNGG disordered crystal laser end-pumped by a 935-nm diode},
  author={Qibiao Dai and Hongying Yi and Xiaowen Chen and Wenjuan Han and Huaijin Zhang and Shiwu Wang and Junhai Liu},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract We report on an efficient miniature Yb:CNGG disordered crystal laser, which is passively Q-switched with a Cr 4+ :YAG crystal plate acting as saturable absorber. An average output power of 1.35 W is generated at a pulse repetition rate of 5.55 kHz with a slope efficiency of 42%; the resulting laser pulse energy and duration are respectively 243 μJ and 3.0 ns, while the peak power is as high as 81 kW.