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  1. Q-Switching in a Neodymium Laser

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    Holgado, Warein; Sola, Inigo J.; Jarque, Enrique Conejero; Jarabo, Sebastian; Roso, Luis

    2012-01-01

    We present a laboratory experiment for advanced undergraduate or graduate laser-related classes to study the performance of a neodymium laser. In the experiment, the student has to build the neodymium laser using an open cavity. After that, the cavity losses are modulated with an optical chopper located inside, so the Q-switching regime is…

  2. Self-Q-switched Cr:LiCAF laser

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    Beyatlı, Ersen; Sennaroğlu, Alphan; Demirbaş, Ümit

    2013-01-01

    We report self-Q-switched operation of a Cr:LiCAF laser for the first time to our knowledge. Self-Q-switching (SQS) refers to the generation of a periodic train of Q-switched pulses from a laser cavity containing only the gain medium. Since SQS does not require any additional elements such as saturable absorbers or active modulators, it is far simpler and lower cost in comparison with other Q-switching methods. In the experiments, SQS operation was observed by using an x-shaped, astigmaticall...

  3. All fiber passively Q-switched laser

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    Soh, Daniel B. S.; Bisson, Scott E

    2015-05-12

    Embodiments relate to an all fiber passively Q-switched laser. The laser includes a large core doped gain fiber having a first end. The large core doped gain fiber has a first core diameter. The laser includes a doped single mode fiber (saturable absorber) having a second core diameter that is smaller than the first core diameter. The laser includes a mode transformer positioned between a second end of the large core doped gain fiber and a first end of the single mode fiber. The mode transformer has a core diameter that transitions from the first core diameter to the second core diameter and filters out light modes not supported by the doped single mode fiber. The laser includes a laser cavity formed between a first reflector positioned adjacent the large core doped gain fiber and a second reflector positioned adjacent the doped single mode fiber.

  4. Graphene Q-switched Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser

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    Kim, Jun Wan; Choi, Sun Young; Aravazhi, Shanmugam; Pollnau, Markus; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin; Bae, Sukang; Ahn, Kwang Jun; Yeom, Dong-Il; Rotermund, Fabian

    2015-01-01

    A diode-pumped Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser, single-mode Q-switched by evanescent-field interaction with graphene, is demonstrated for the first time. Few-layer graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition is transferred onto the top of a guiding layer, which initiates stable Q-switched operation in

  5. Q-Switching the Flash Ti: Sapphire Laser

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    Cone, Kelly

    2003-09-05

    The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) uses a flash lamp pumped Ti:Sapphire laser to generate the electron beam inside of the Linac. This laser system was installed at the SLAC Polarized Light Source in 1993. During the past, the system has been upgraded in several steps (eg. installation of Rhodium coated reflectors, cavity redesign, and remote controlled wavelength tunability). Q-switching the laser cavity to increase the peak pulse energy was successfully investigated and further improves the capabilities of the laser system for future polarized beam experiments. Two Pockels cells were used to perform the Q-switch and various diagnostics were used to characterize the modified laser pulse. The timing in relation to the laser trigger, pulse width, and pulse shape applied to the Q-switching Pockels cells (PC) were optimized. No damage to the laser cavity or optical elements occurred. At optimal conditions of Q-switching, the pulse energy of the laser increased from 0.4 mJ to over 3 mJ in a 300 ns pulse. The Q-switched pulse energy can be further increased by extending the hold-off pulse applied to the PC. The laser pulse produced by the Q-switch was long enough (full width half maximum (FWHM) > 200 ns) for pulse shaping and demonstrated good intensity stability (< 0.5% jitter). The increase in output power suggests that Q-switching will be used for future accelerator projects.

  6. Q-switched laser tattoo removal

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    Viljem H. topčič

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Decorative tattooing gained popularity in many western countries throughout the 1990s. Some estimates show that approximately 10 % of men in the United States already have tattoos. However, tattoos often become a personal regret. As recent surveys suggest, 17 % of people that have obtained a tattoo and more than 50 % of adults over the age of 40 in the United States of America consider having them removed. The same trend can be observed in our country as well. Laser therapy is the gold standard for tattoo removal. In Slovenia, laser tattoo removal therapy is available and widely accessible. There is a wide range of facilities offering laser tattoo removal, ranging from different private clinics to beauty salons. Different facilities use different lasers, but not all lasers, however, are optimal for successful and complete tattoo removal, as inappropriate use can cause many unwanted side effects.Methods: Eleven (11 patients (2 men and 9 women requesting tattoo removal were treated in our department. When treating our patients, we used Fotona’s QX MAX quality-switched Nd:YAG laser which offers four different wavelengths in a single system; 1064 nm Nd:YAG was used to treat and remove dark pigments, 532 nm KTP for red, tan-colored, purple and orange tattoo inks, 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks and 585 nm dye for sky-blue colored inks.Results: Satisfactory tattoo removal was achieved in all patients treated. Patients were very satisfied with the success and the number of treatments needed for tattoo removal. There were mild unwanted side effects and the pain was moderate. The average number of treatments required for complete tattoo removal was less than 7, ranging from 3 to 21 treatments. Patients’ satisfaction with tattoo removal was estimated at 5.2 (on a scale from 1 to 6.Conclusions: Our study showed that Q-switched lasers successfully remove tattoo ink, however several treatments are required for satisfactory tattoo removal

  7. Passively synchronized dual-wavelength Q-switched lasers

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    Janousek, Jiri; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter; Mortensen, Jesper Liltorp

    We present a simple and efficient way of generating synchronized Q-switched pulses at wavelengths hundreds of nanometers apart. This principle can result in new pulsed all-solid-state light sources at new wavelengths based on SFG....

  8. Q-switched Nd:YAG optical vortex lasers.

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    Kim, D J; Kim, J W; Clarkson, W A

    2013-12-02

    Q-switched operation of a high-quality Nd:YAG optical vortex laser with the first order Laguerre-Gaussian mode and well-determined helical wavefronts using a fiber-based pump beam conditioning scheme is reported. A simple two-mirror resonator incorporating an acousto-optic Q-switch was employed, along with an etalon and a Brewster plate to enforce the particular helicity of the output. The laser yielded Q-switched pulses with ~250 μJ pulse energy and ~33 ns pulse duration (FWHM) at a 0.1 kHz repetition rate for 5.1 W of absorbed pump power. The handedness of the helical wavefronts was preserved regardless of the repetition rates. The prospects of further power scaling and improved laser performance are discussed.

  9. Q-switched distributed-Bragg-reflector ytterbium laser

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    Ouslimani, H.; Bastard, L.; Broquin, J.-E.

    2013-03-01

    A passively Q-switched distributed-Bragg-reflector laser made in glass integrated optics technology, and operating around 1030 nm, is designed, realized and investigated. The laser is formed by an ion-exchanged single mode waveguide realized in an Ytterbium doped phosphate glass. The Q-switching behavior is obtained by hybridizing a saturable absorber film on the waveguides. This allows the realization of a short and simple laser cavity having both pulsed and a narrow linewidth emission. Its experimental characterization leads to the observation of a stable repetition rate of 12.5 kHz and a stable pulse duration of 9.2 ns FWHM.

  10. Modelling of graphene Q-switched Tm lasers

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    Yasukevich, A. S.; Loiko, P.; Gusakova, N. V.; Serres, J. M.; Mateos, X.; Yumashev, K. V.; Kuleshov, N. V.; Petrov, V.; Griebner, U.; Aguiló, M.; Díaz, F.

    2017-04-01

    We report on a model of diode-pumped Thulium lasers passively Q-switched by a graphene saturable absorber applicable also for any other ;fast; saturable absorber. It reasonably predicts the dependence of the pulse duration, pulse energy and pulse repetition frequency on the absorbed power. The model is applied in the present work for a Tm: KLuW microchip laser passively Q-switched with a multi-layer graphene saturable absorber. The laser generates 1 W at 1926 nm with a slope efficiency of 39%. Stable 190 ns /4.1 μJ pulses are achieved at a pulse repetition frequency of 260 kHz. The potential of graphene for the generation of few-ns pulses at 2 μm is discussed.

  11. Graphene Q-switched Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser

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    Kim, Jun Wan; Young Choi, Sun; Jun Ahn, Kwang; Yeom, Dong-Il, E-mail: diyeom@ajou.ac.kr, E-mail: rotermun@ajou.ac.kr; Rotermund, Fabian, E-mail: diyeom@ajou.ac.kr, E-mail: rotermun@ajou.ac.kr [Department of Energy Systems Research and Department of Physics, Ajou University, 443-749 Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Aravazhi, Shanmugam; Pollnau, Markus [Integrated Optical Micro Systems Groups, MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands); Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin [Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Bae, Sukang [Soft Innovative Materials Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Jeonbuk 565-905 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-01-15

    A diode-pumped Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser, single-mode Q-switched by evanescent-field interaction with graphene, is demonstrated for the first time. Few-layer graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition is transferred onto the top of a guiding layer, which initiates stable Q-switched operation in a 2.4-cm-long waveguide laser operating near 1027 nm. Average output powers up to 34 mW and pulse durations as short as 349 ns are achieved. The measured output beam profile, clearly exhibiting a single mode, agrees well with the theoretically calculated mode intensity distribution inside the waveguide. As the pump power is increased, the repetition rate and pulse energy increase from 191 to 607 kHz and from 7.4 to 58.6 nJ, respectively, whereas the pulse duration decreases from 2.09 μs to 349 ns.

  12. Graphene Q-switched Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser

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    Jun Wan Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A diode-pumped Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser, single-mode Q-switched by evanescent-field interaction with graphene, is demonstrated for the first time. Few-layer graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition is transferred onto the top of a guiding layer, which initiates stable Q-switched operation in a 2.4-cm-long waveguide laser operating near 1027 nm. Average output powers up to 34 mW and pulse durations as short as 349 ns are achieved. The measured output beam profile, clearly exhibiting a single mode, agrees well with the theoretically calculated mode intensity distribution inside the waveguide. As the pump power is increased, the repetition rate and pulse energy increase from 191 to 607 kHz and from 7.4 to 58.6 nJ, respectively, whereas the pulse duration decreases from 2.09 μs to 349 ns.

  13. Dual-kind Q-switching of erbium fiber laser

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    Barmenkov, Yuri O., E-mail: yuri@cio.mx; Kir' yanov, Alexander V. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Loma del Bosque 115, Col. Lomas del Campestre, 37150 Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Cruz, Jose L.; Andres, Miguel V. [Department of Applied Physics and Electromagnetism, University of Valencia, Dr. Moliner 50, Burjassot 46100 (Spain)

    2014-03-03

    Two different regimes of Q-switching in the same implementation of an actively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser are demonstrated. Depending on the active fiber length and repetition rate of an intracavity Q-cell (acousto-optic modulator), the laser operates either in the regime of common, rather long and low-power, pulses composed of several sub-pulses or in the one of very short and powerful stimulated Brillouin scattering-induced pulses. The basic physical reason of the laser system to oscillate in one of these two regimes is the existence or absence of CW narrow-line “bad-cavity” lasing in the intervals when the Q-cell is blocked.

  14. Tungsten diselenide Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser

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    Chen, Bohua; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Guo, Chaoshi; Wu, Kan; Chen, Jianping; Wang, Jun

    2016-08-01

    We report a tungsten diselenide (WSe2) polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-based, saturable absorber and related experiment results of a Q-switched fiber laser. WSe2-PVA film is synthesized by liquid phase exfoliation method, and its saturable absorption is measured via a nonlinear transmission experiment. The result shows that WSe2-PVA saturable absorber has a modulation depth of 3.5%, which means it has potential for generating an ultrafast pulse laser. We apply this absorber into a ring-cavity erbium-doped fiber laser and obtain Q-switched pulses under appropriate pump power. Our work demonstrates the reliable nonlinear optical characteristics of WSe2 and the feasibility for this two-dimensional material to be applied in the field of nonlinear optics.

  15. High Speed Crystal Growth by Q-switched Laser Melting

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    Cullis, A. G.

    1984-01-01

    The modification of the structural and electrical properties of semiconductors short radiation pulses obtained from Q-switched lasers is described. These modifications are accomplished by high heating and cooling rates. This processing revealed novel crystal growth and high speed resolidification phenomena. The behavior of semiconductor Si is analyzed. The annealing process typically employs short pulses of radiation in or near the visible region of the spectrum. The Q-switched ruby and Nd-YAG lasers are commonly used and these are sometimes mode locked to reduce the pulse length still further. Material to be annealed can be processed with a single large area radiation spot. Alternatively, a small radiation spot size can be used and a large sample area is covered by overlapping irradiated regions.

  16. Q-Switched Thulium-Doped Domestic Silica Fiber Laser

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    HU Hui; DU Ge-Guo; YAN Pei-Guang; ZHAO Jun-Qing; GUO Chun-Yu; RUAN Shuang-Chen

    2011-01-01

    We report a cladding-pumped Tm3+-doped domestic silica fiber laser operated at 2μm and actively Q-switched with an acousto-optic modulator. Pulse trains are obtained as pumped by a 785nm laser diode. The maximum average output power is 1.27 W. Peak power up to 4.2 kW and pulse energy up to 840 μJ are obtained with the pulse duration of 200ns produced at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The laser performance is studied under different repetition rates and pump powers. Lastly, we give some discussion.%@@ We report a cladding-pumped Tm3+-doped domestic silica fiber laser operated at 2pm and actively Q-switched with an acousto-optic modulator.Pulse trains are obtained as pumped by a 785nm laser diode.The maximum average output power is 1.27W.Peak power up to 4.2kW and pulse energy up to 840μJ are obtained with the pulse duration of 200ns produced at a repetition rate of 1 kHz.The laser performance is studied under different repetition rates and pump powers.Lastly, we give some discussion.

  17. Smart Q-switching for single-pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser.

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    Escalante-Zarate, Luis; Barmenkov, Yuri O; Kolpakov, Stanislav A; Cruz, José L; Andrés, Miguel V

    2012-02-13

    In this paper, we report an active Q-switching of an erbium-doped fiber laser with special modulation functions and novel laser geometry. We experimentally demonstrate that using such a smart Q-switch approach, Q-switch ripple-free pulses with Gaussian-like shape and 17.3 ns width can be easily obtained. The idea behind the smart Q-switch is to suppress one of two laser waves contra-propagating along the fiber cavity, which arises after Q-cell opening, and to eliminate the minor sub-pulses.

  18. Q-switching with single crystal photo-elastic modulators

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    Bammer, F.; Petkovsek, R.

    2011-02-01

    An overview is given about experiments with a new method for Q-switching lasers at a constant pulse repetition frequency. It uses inside the laser resonator a Single Crystal Photo-Elastic Modulator (SCPEM). This consists of one piezo-electric crystal electrically excited on a mechanical resonance frequency. In resonance mechanical stresses are induced that lead via the photo-elastic effect to a strongly modulated birefringence. Polarized light going through such an oscillating crystal will experience a significant modulation of its polarization and of transmission through a polarizer. Suitable materials should not be optically active, as it is for example the case for SiO2, and should allow the excitation of a longitudinal oscillation with an electric field perpendicular to the travelling direction of the light. Crystals of the group 3m, like LiTaO3 and LiNbO3, proved to be ideally suited for SCPEMS for the NIR- and VIS-region. For the infrared GaAs can be used. We demonstrated SCPEM-Q-switching for a Nd:YAG-fiber, a Nd:YVO4-slab- and a Nd:YAG-rod-laser with typical pulse repetition rates of 100-200kHz, pulse enhancement factors of 100 and pulse durations {1/100 of the period time. Typically the average power during pulsed operation is nearly the same as the cw-power, when the modulator is switched off. The most stable results were achieved up to now with the Nd:YVO4-slab-laser at 10W average power, 1.1 kW peak power, 127 kHz pulse repetition rate, and 70ns pulse durations.

  19. Hybrid Neodymium-doped passively Q-switched waveguide laser

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    Salas-Montiel, Rafael [IMEP-LAHC, 3 Parvis Louis Neel BP 257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1 (France); Bastard, Lionel [IMEP-LAHC, 3 Parvis Louis Neel BP 257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1 (France)], E-mail: lionel.bastard@minatec.inpg.fr; Grosa, Gregory; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel [IMEP-LAHC, 3 Parvis Louis Neel BP 257, 38016 Grenoble Cedex 1 (France)

    2008-03-25

    In the mid 80s, the doping of optical fibers' core with rare earth atoms has been a major breakthrough in the field of optical telecommunications since it allowed the realization of in line optical amplifiers. However, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers are a few meters long and a huge effort has been made in order to realize compact and efficient active devices based on rare-earth-doped waveguides. For this purpose the use of phosphate glasses instead of silicate ones has been investigated because they allow a better solubility of the inserted rare earths. In this paper we present the realization of a hybrid Neodymium-doped passively Q-switched waveguide laser made by an ion-exchange on a Schott IOG-1 phosphate laser glass combined with the deposition of a bis(4-dimethylaminodithiobenzil)nickel (BDN) saturable absorber diluted in a cellulose acetate polymer cladding. In a first step, we present the continuous wave (CW) operation of the laser with an undoped cladding. We show that for a 3.5 {mu}m wide, 1.5 cm long waveguide realized by a silver-sodium ion-exchange, a 6 mW output has been achieved by creating a Fabry-Perot cavity with dielectric multilayers mirrors sticked to the chip facets. Then, the characterizations performed on the BDN-doped layers are presented. It is shown that a proper selection of the hybrid guiding condition and saturable absorber concentration entail a non-saturated excess absorption of 3.4 dB/cm. Finally, we present the results we obtained on the Q-switched behaviour of the laser. Indeed a repetition rate of 330 kHz is achieved for a pulse energy of 10 nJ and a peak power of 1 W.

  20. High repetition rate Q-switched Er3+-doped fiber ring laser

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    Sejka, Milan; Poulsen, Christian; Shi, Yuan

    1993-01-01

    In this paper we present for the first time Q switched Er-doped fibre laser utilising a ring Fabry-Perot cavity......In this paper we present for the first time Q switched Er-doped fibre laser utilising a ring Fabry-Perot cavity...

  1. Analysis of New Q-switched Erbium Doped Fiber Laser Based on Fiber Grating Loop Mirror

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    2001-01-01

    An all-fiber wavelength selective Q-switching modulator based on fiber grating loop mirror is proposed. A newly configured Q-switched erbium doped fiber laser using this all-fiber modulator is numerically analyzed taking into account the effects of the spontaneous emission.

  2. Observation of Antiphase State in a Self-Q-switched Nd,Cr:YAG Laser

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    SHI Yu-Xian; LI Qi-Nan; DU Shi-Feng; ZHANG Dong-Xiang; ZHANG Zhi-Guo; FENG Bao-Hua; ZHANG Shi-Wen

    2009-01-01

    We experimentally investigate the antiphase dynamics phenomenon in a self-Q-switched Nd, Cr: YA G laser oper-ating at 946 nm. Due to the effect of spatial hole burning, the Q-switched pulses sequences of one, two and three modes at different pump power are observed. The experimental results show that the pulse sequences display classic antiphase dynamics.

  3. Passive Fe2+ : ZnSe single-crystal Q switch for 3-mu m lasers

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    Voronov, AA; Kozlovskii, [No Value; Korostelin, YV; Podmar'kov, YP; Polushkin, VG; Frolov, MP

    Passive Q-switching of 3-mu m lasers with the help of a Fe2+ : ZnSe single crystal is demonstrated. The 6-mJ, 50-ns giant pulses are obtained from a 2.9364-mu m Er : YAG laser by using this passive Q switch.

  4. Passively Q-switched Self-frequency Doubling NYAB laser with GaAs Saturable Absorber

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    ZHAO Shengzhi(赵圣之); ZHENG Jiaan(郑加安); CHEN Lei(陈磊); CHENG Zhenxiang(程振祥); CHEN Huanchu(陈焕矗)

    2002-01-01

    By using a passive Q-switch with GaAs saturable absorber, the Q-switched self-frequency doubling NYAB laser at 0.531μm has been successfully realized. The pulse width and the single pulse energy are measured. The numerical solutions of the coupling wave rate equations are in agreement with the experimental results.

  5. Combination of CO2 and Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers is more effective than Q-switched Nd:YAG laser alone for eyebrow tattoo removal.

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    Radmanesh, Mohammad; Rafiei, Zohreh

    2015-04-01

    The eyebrow tattoo removal using Q-switched lasers is usually prolonged. Other modalities may be required to enhance the efficacy and shorten the treatment course. To compare the efficacy of Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser alone versus combination of Q-switched Nd:YAG and Ultrapulse CO2 lasers for eyebrow tattoo removal after a single session. After local anesthesia, the right eyebrow of 20 patients was treated with Ultrapulse CO2 laser with the parameters of 4 J/cm(2) and 3.2 J/cm(2) for the first and the second passes. Both eyebrows were then treated with 1064-nm and 532-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The spot size and pulse duration were 3 mm and 5 nanoseconds for both wavelengths, and the fluence was 7 J/cm(2) for 1064 nm and 3 J/cm (2) for 532 nm. The side treated with combination of Q-switched Nd:YAG and CO2 lasers improved 75-100% in 6 of 20 patients versus only 1 of 20 in the side treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG alone. Similarly, the right side in 13 of 20 patients showed more than 50% improvement with combination therapy versus the left side (the monotherapy side), where only 6 of 20 cases showed more than 50% improvement. The Mann-Whitney test was 2.85 for the right side and 1.95 for the left side (P value = 0.007). Using Ultra pulse CO2 laser enhances the efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in eyebrow tattoo removal.

  6. Q-switched ruby laser in cosmetic dermatology

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    Kopera, Daisy

    1996-12-01

    The q-switched ruby laser has shown promising results in the treatment of blue and black tattoos. The red light of the ruby laser, 694 nm wavelength, selectively absorbed by dark pigments, is converted into heat and pigments are immediately vaporized. Energy levels range between 4, 5 and 12 J/cm2. Short exposure time does not exceed the thermal relaxation time of the target structures. Thus, thermal damage of the surrounding tissue is minimal. Not only exogenous pigment as tattoo ink but also physiological pigmented structures as melanocytes, melanosome loaden keratinocytes, and melanophages are affected by this type of laser application. Therefore the ruby laser represents a new option in the treatment of a variety of benign pigmented lesions in cosmetic dermatology. The benefit of this source can be seen in efficient clearing of the lesions without scarring. As a side effect transient hypopigmentation may occur. Ruby laser treatment of melanocytic lesions cannot be recommended because unpigmented nevus cells do not absorb red light and persist unaltered. They still bear the potency of further transformation, as into malignancy.

  7. Diode-Pumped Nanosecond Pulsed Laser with Pulse-Transmission-Mode Q-Switch

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    CHEN Fei; HUO Yu-Jing; HE Shu-Fang; FENG Li-Chun

    2001-01-01

    Q-switched pulses at 1.064μm with a peak power of 5.02kW and a pulse width of2.8ns were obtained which were pumped by a 1 W laser diode on the Nd:YVO4 microchip at the 1 kHz repetition rate. These values were achieved by combining the techniques of aconsto-optic Q-switching and electro-optic pulse-transmission-mode Q-switching. The temporal characteristics of the pulses were analysed numerically. The experimental results are shown to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

  8. Tandem-pumped 1120-nm actively Q-switched fiber laser

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    王建华; 胡金萌; 张世强; 陈露璐; 房勇; 冯衍

    2015-01-01

    We report on a tandem-pumped actively Q-switched fiber laser system emitting at 1120 nm. Parasitic oscillation is challenging in Yb-doped Q-switched 1120-nm fiber laser, which is suppressed by pumping with a fiber laser at 1018 nm. At least 4 times improvement in output peak power is demonstrated in a single laser setup with 1018-nm fiber laser pumping instead of 976-nm laser diode pumping. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a tandem-pumped Q-switched fiber laser.

  9. A Q-switched, mode-locked fiber laser employing subharmonic cavity modulation.

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    Chang, You Min; Lee, Junsu; Lee, Ju Han

    2011-12-19

    We present a new and simple approach for the generation of Q-switched, mode-locked pulses from a laser cavity. The approach is based on cavity loss modulation that employs a subharmonic frequency of the fundamental intermode frequency spacing. A range of experiments have been carried out using an erbium-doped fiber-based ring cavity laser in order to verify that this simple approach can readily produce high quality Q-switched, mode-locked pulses. An active tuning of the Q-switched envelope repetition rate is also shown to be easily achievable by adjusting the order of the applied subharmonic frequency.

  10. Q-Switched High Power Single Frequency 2 Micron Fiber Laser Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Accurate measurement of atmospheric parameters with high resolution needs advanced lasers. In this SBIR program we propose to develop innovative Q-switched high...

  11. Diode-pumped double passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser

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    LIU Min; LIU Shu-shan; LI Lei; WANG Wei-wei; CHEN Fei; LIU Jie

    2008-01-01

    Through using both Cr4+:YAG and GaAs saturable absorbers, a diode-pumped double passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser is realized and compared with a single passively Q-switched laser. This laser can generate symmetric pulse temporal profiles and shorter pulses. A laser pulse width of 17 ns has been achieved with the incident pump power of 8.5 W.

  12. Laser-Tissue Interaction in Tattoo Removal by Q-Switched Lasers

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    2015-01-01

    Q-switched (QS) lasers are widely considered the gold standard for tattoo removal, with excellent clinical results, impressive predictability, and a good safety profile. The generation of giant pulses by the method of Q-switching is responsible for the unique laser-tissue interaction that is seen in tattoo removal by QS lasers. The QS lasers work by impaction and dissolution of the tattoo pigments. Mechanical fragmentation of the tattoo pigments encased in intracellular lamellated organelles ...

  13. Low Fluence Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser Toning and Q-Switched Ruby Laser in the Treatment of Melasma:A Comparative Split-Face Ultrastructural Study

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    Yamashita, Rie; Kawana, Seiji; Sato, Shigeru; Naito, Zenya

    2012-01-01

    Background: Melasma still presents as a difficult entity to treat, especially in the Asian skin phe-notype. Recently laser toning with the Q-switched Nd:YAG has attracted attention. The present study investigated the efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser toning for melasma, with a histopathological comparison with the Q-switched ruby laser. Subjects and Methods: Eight Japanese females (41–57 yr, mean 52.5 yr) with Fitzpatrick skin type III and bilateral melasma participated in the study. One half of each subject's face (randomly chosen) was treated with Q-switched 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser toning (pulse width 5–20 ns; spot size, 6 mm diameter; fluence, 3.0 J/cm2, 5–7 passes, once/week, 4 weeks: QS:YAG group), and the contralateral half with a single treatment using a Q-switched ruby laser (694.5 nm, pulse width 20 ns, spot size 4 mm diameter; fluence 4.0 J/cm2, 1 pass with approximately 20% overlap: QS:Ruby group). Skin biopsies were taken immediately after the 4th Nd:YAG session and the single ruby session, and histopathological comparison was performed with light- and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Results: Improvement in melasma pigmentation was seen in both the QS:YAG- and QS:Ruby-treat-ed sides, and this was well-maintained in the QS:YAG group. Ultrastructurally, melanin granules were destroyed in both groups, but there was considerably more morphological epidermal and dermal damage in the QS:Ruby specimens compared with minimal epidermal disruption and cellular damage in the QS:YAG specimens. Conclusions: Q-switched 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser toning offered superior results in the treatment of melasma in the Japanese skin type compared with the Q-switched ruby laser, both ultrastructurally with less immediately post-treatment cellular damage and macroscopically, and a longer recurrence-free interval. PMID:24610976

  14. Growth and characterization of self-Q-switched Nd:Cr:YVO4 crystal.

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    Pan, Z B; Yao, B; Yu, H H; Xu, H H; Wang, Z P; Wang, J Y; Zhang, H J

    2012-01-30

    A Nd:Cr:YVO4 crystal was grown by the Czochralski method for the first time to our knowledge. Its structure and cell parameter have been studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) analysis. Polarized absorption spectra were measured at room temperature, which showed that the absorption bands display polarization character and an absorption band of Cr5+ ions at 1110 nm enables the crystal to be a self-Q-switched laser material. We also found that the absorption of Cr5+ ions became much larger and its self-Q-switched laser performance became much better when the Nd:Cr:YVO4 crystal was annealed because the annealing induces more Cr ions to become those with + 5 valence. In the self-Q-switched laser, the maximum output power, shortest pulse width, and largest pulse energy were obtained to be 120 mW, 85.8 ns, and 0.79 μJ, respectively.

  15. Erbium-doped CW and Q-switched fiber ring laser with fiber grating Michelson interferometer

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    Anting Wang(王安廷); Meishu Xing(邢美术); Hai Ming(明海); Jianping Xie(谢建平); Lixin Xu(许立新); Wencai Huang(黄文财); Liang Lü(吕亮); Xiyao Chen(陈曦曜); Feng Li(李锋); Yunxia Wu(吴云霞)

    2003-01-01

    The band-pass characteristic of fiber grating Michelson interferometer is analyzed, which acts as both band-pass filter and Q-switch. An erbium-doped fiber ring laser based on fiber grating Michelson interferometer is implemented for producing single longitudinal mode CW operation with 5 MHz spectral linewidth and up to 6 mW output power. In Q-switched operation, stable fiber laser output pulses with repetition rate of 800 Hz, pulse width of 0.6μs, average power of 1.8 mW and peak power of 3.4 W are demonstrated. The peak power and average power of the Q-switched pulses are varied with the repetition rate.

  16. Erbium-doped CW and Q-switched fiber ring laser with fiber grating Michelson interferometer

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    Wang, Anting; Ming, Hai; Xie, Jianping; Xu, Lixin; Huang, Wencai; Lv, Liang; Chen, Xiyao; Li, Feng; Wu, Yunxia; Xing, Meishu

    2003-01-01

    The band-pass characteristic of fiber grating Michelson interferometer is analyzed, which acts as both band-pass filter and Q-switch. An erbium-doped fiber ring laser based on fiber grating Michelson interferometer is implemented for producing single longitudinal mode CW operation with 5 MHz spectral linewidth and up to 6 mW output power. In Q-switched operation, stable fiber laser output pulses with repetition rate of 800 Hz, pulse width of 0.6 ?s, average power of 1.8 mW and peak power of 3.4 W are demonstrated. The peak power and average power of the Q-switched pulses are varied with the repetitionrate.

  17. Continuous-wave and actively Q-switched Nd:LSO crystal lasers

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    Zhuang, S.; Li, D.; Xu, X.; Wang, Z.; Yu, H.; Xu, J.; Chen, L.; Zhao, Y.; Guo, L.; Xu, X.

    2012-04-01

    With a fiber coupled laser diode array as the pump source, Nd-doped Lu2SiO5 (Nd:LSO) crystal lasers at 4F3/2→4I11/2 and 4F3/2→4I13/2 transitions were demonstrated. The active Q-switched dual-wavelength lasers at about 1.08 μm, as well as continuous-wave (CW) and active Q-switched lasers at 1357 nm are reported for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. Considering the small emission cross-sections and long fluorescence lifetime, this material possesses large energy storage ability and excellent Q-switched properties. The special emission wavelength at 1357 nm will have promising applications to be used in many fields, such as THz generation, pumping of Cr3+:LiSAF, repumping of strontium optical clock, laser Doppler velocimeter and distributed fiber sensor.

  18. Doubly active Q switching and mode locking of an all-fiber laser.

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    Cuadrado-Laborde, Christian; Díez, Antonio; Cruz, Jose L; Andrés, Miguel V

    2009-09-15

    Simultaneous and independent active Q switching and active mode locking of an erbium-doped fiber laser is demonstrated using all-fiber modulation techniques. A magnetostrictive rod attached to the output fiber Bragg grating modulates the Q factor of the Fabry-Perot cavity, whereas active mode locking is achieved by amplitude modulation with a Bragg-grating-based acousto-optic device. Fully modulated Q-switched mode-locked trains of optical pulses were obtained for a wide range of pump powers and repetition rates. For a Q-switched repetition rate of 500 Hz and a pump power of 100 mW, the laser generates trains of 12-14 mode-locked pulses of about 1 ns each, within an envelope of 550 ns, an overall energy of 0.65 microJ, and a peak power higher than 250 W for the central pulses of the train.

  19. Q-switched and Mode-locked Characteristics of Cr4+:YAG Crystal

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    TIAN Wen-miao; YANG Feng; GAO Li-yan; WANG Guang-gang; LIU Shi-hua; LIU Jie

    2006-01-01

    The passively Q-switched and mode-locked(QML) characteristics in a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorbers have been demonstrated. A maximum average output power of 710 mW has been obtained in the QML laser. The maximum energy of a single Q-switched pulse is 52.5 μJ,with the corresponding pulse width of 30 ns and the peak power of 1.75 kW,at the incident pump power of 7.75 W. The repetition rates of the Q-switched envelope and the mode-locked laser pulse are 16.7 kHz and 680 MHz,respectively.

  20. Simultaneous Q-switching and mode-locking in the CW Nd:YAG laser

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    Kuizenga, D. J.; Phillion, D. W.; Siegman, A. E.; Lund, T.

    1973-01-01

    The theory of transient mode-locking for an active modulator in a laser with a homogeneously broadened line is presented. The theory is applied to simultaneously Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YAG lasers and good agreement between theory and experiment is obtained. The main conclusion is that under usual Q-switched operating conditions the mode-locking process does not have sufficient time to build up to steady-state conditions. We also present a method to overcome this problem by allowing the laser to prelase before the Q-switch is opened. Mode-locked pulses whose width approaches the steady-state value are obtained. The transient mode-locking theory presented here also applies to actively mode-locking TEA CO2 lasers and to other types of simultaneously pulsed and mode-locked lasers.

  1. Compact Narrow Linewidth Actively Q-Switched Er–Yb Double-Clad Fiber Laser

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Actively Q-switched laser operation of a narrow linewidth compact fiber laser based on an Er–Yb double-clad fiber is presented. The laser linewidth as a function of the repetition rate and the Q-switched pulses characteristics for different pump powers are experimentally analyzed. Stable Q-switched laser operation with spectral laser linewidth of 73 pm in a repetition rate range from 90 to 270 kHz is obtained. The minimum pulse duration of 178 ns, maximum peak power of 30.5 W, and maximum pulse energy of 5.4 µJ are observed. The maximum average power reached is 1.1 W.

  2. Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating.

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    Pérez-Millán, P; Díez, A; Andrés, M; Zalvidea, D; Duchowicz, R

    2005-06-27

    We report an actively Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating. The laser employs a pair of Bragg gratings as reflective mirrors, one of which is bonded to a magnetostrictive element. Lengthening of the magnetostrictive element when a magnetic field is applied shifts the Bragg wavelength of the grating, allowing control of the Q-factor of the cavity and, thus, performing active Q-switching. The magnetostrictive modulator is small, compact and requires less than 300 mW electrical drive power. Using erbium-doped fiber and a maximum pump power of 120 mW, Q-switch pulses of more than 1 W peak power were obtained, with a pulse repetition rate that can be continuously varied from 1 Hz to 125 kHz.

  3. Graphene Q-switched Tm:KY(WO4)2 waveguide laser

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    Kifle, E.; Mateos, X.; Loiko, P.; Yumashev, K.; Yasukevich, A.; Petrov, V.; Griebner, U.; Aguiló, M.; Díaz, F.

    2017-04-01

    We report on the first Tm3+-doped double tungstate waveguide laser passively Q-switched by a graphene saturable absorber using a 12.4 µm-thick 3 at.% Tm:KY0.58Gd0.22Lu0.17(WO4)2 epitaxial layer grown on a (0 1 0)-oriented pure KY(WO4)2 substrate. This laser generated 5.8 nJ/195 ns pulses at 1831.8 nm corresponding to a pulse repetition frequency of 1.13 MHz. These are the shortest pulses achieved in passively Q-switched Tm waveguide lasers. The laser slope efficiency was 9% and the Q-switching conversion efficiency reached 45%. Graphene is promising for the generation of ns pulses at ~2 µm in Tm3+-doped double tungstate waveguide lasers operating in the MHz-range.

  4. Passive Q-switching of Yb bulk lasers by a graphene saturable absorber

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    Loiko, P. A.; Serres, J. M.; Mateos, X.; Liu, J.; Zhang, H.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Yumashev, K. V.; Petrov, V.; Griebner, U.; Aguiló, M.; Díaz, F.

    2016-04-01

    Compact Yb:KLu(WO4)2 and Yb:LuVO4 lasers diode-pumped at 978 nm are passively Q-switched by a single-layer graphene saturable absorber. The Yb:KLu(WO4)2 laser generated 165 ns/0.49 μJ pulses at 1030 nm with 170 mW average output power and 12 % slope efficiency. With the Yb:LuVO4 laser, 152 ns/0.83 μJ pulses were achieved. The output power reached 300 mW at 1024 nm, and the slope efficiency was 10 %. Laser operation in a plano-plano cavity is achieved with both crystals with thermal lensing playing a key role in their performance. A model describing graphene Q-switched Yb lasers is developed. Our results indicate the potential of graphene for passive Q-switching of ~1 μm bulk lasers.

  5. Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating

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    Pérez-Millán, P.; Díez, A.; Andrés, M. V.; Zalvidea, D.; Duchowicz, R.

    2005-06-01

    We report an actively Q-switched all-fiber laser based on magnetostriction modulation of a Bragg grating. The laser employs a pair of Bragg gratings as reflective mirrors, one of which is bonded to a magnetostrictive element. Lengthening of the magnetostrictive element when a magnetic field is applied shifts the Bragg wavelength of the grating, allowing control of the Q-factor of the cavity and, thus, performing active Q-switching. The magnetostrictive modulator is small, compact and requires less than 300 mW electrical drive power. Using erbium-doped fiber and a maximum pump power of 120 mW, Q-switch pulses of more than 1 W peak power were obtained, with a pulse repetition rate that can be continuously varied from 1 Hz to 125 kHz.

  6. Tungsten disulphide based all fiber Q-switching cylindrical-vector beam generation

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    Lin, J.; Yan, K.; Zhou, Y. [Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Xu, L. X., E-mail: xulixin@ustc.edu.cn; Gu, C. [Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Haixi Collaborative Innovation Center for New Display Devices and Systems Integration, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Zhan, Q. W. [Electro-Optics Program, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469 (United States)

    2015-11-09

    We proposed and demonstrated an all fiber passively Q-switching laser to generate cylindrical-vector beam, a two dimensional material, tungsten disulphide (WS{sub 2}), was adopted as a saturable absorber inside the laser cavity, while a few-mode fiber Bragg grating was used as a transverse mode-selective output coupler. The repetition rate of the Q-switching output pulses can be varied from 80 kHz to 120 kHz with a shortest duration of 958 ns. Attributed to the high damage threshold and polarization insensitivity of the WS{sub 2} based saturable absorber, the radially polarized beam and azimuthally polarized beam can be easily generated in the Q-switching fiber laser.

  7. Efficient tri-wavelength actively Q-switched Yb:GAGG laser

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    Zhao, Ruwei; Zhang, Baitao; Jia, Zhitai; Su, Xiancui; Lou, Fei; Zhang, Haikun; He, Jingliang; Liu, Fengqin

    2015-01-01

    An efficient acousto-optic Q-switched Yb-doped Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 (GAGG) (x = 0.5) laser is demonstrated. Under the absorbed pump power of 7.4 W, the maximum average output power of 1.4 W is obtained at the pulse repletion rate of 1 kHz , with the slope efficiency as high as 32%. The pulse width of 40 ns is achieved with the pulse energy and peak power of 1.4 mJ and 35 kW, respectively. What' more, the output spectrum shows itself tri-wavelength in either CW or Q-switching mode. To our knowledge, this is the first time for realizing simultaneous tri-wavelength Yb:GAGG laser actively Q-switched operation.

  8. Efficient use of Q-switched lasers in the treatment of cutaneous lesions

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    Hu, Xin-Hua

    1995-05-01

    The use of Q-switched laser has been well documented in the treatment of pigmented lesions, particularly in the tattoo removal. To better understand the ablation process by Q-switched lasers, we carried out an analysis on the states and other physical properties of certain tissue/pigment under the action of a strong transient electric field associated with the high energy nanosecond laser pulses. The dependence of the ablation threshold of transient electric field on the chromophore absorption has been found to be weak. A plasma ablation model is used to interpret previous experimental results. The comparison of the plasma model with the conventional selective photothermolysis model has led to a new design concept of Q-switched lasers for dermatology surgery.

  9. Optimization Of Output Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Based On Switching Time

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    Tamuri, Abd Rahman; Daud, Yaacob Mat; Bidin, Noriah

    2010-07-01

    This paper reports the optimization of output Q-switch Nd:YAG. A free running Nd:YAG laser was employed as source of light. KD*P crystal was utilized as a Pockels cell. Avalanche transistor pulser was designed to switch a high voltage power supply. The switching time was conducted via a control unit based PIC16F84A microcontroller. The pulser was able to switch the voltage within 3 ns. The optimum switching time of Q-switching is obtained at 182.34 μs. The corresponding laser output is 40 mJ with pulse duration of 25 ns.

  10. Passively Q-switched Nd:GdTaO4 laser by graphene oxide saturable absorber

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    Zhang, Bingyuan; Song, Qi; Wang, Guoju; Gao, Yajing; Zhang, Qingli; Wang, Minghong; Wang, Wenjun

    2016-08-01

    We experimentally demonstrated a laser diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:GdTaO4 crystal laser at 1066 nm using a multilayer graphene oxide as the saturable absorber (GOSA). The GOSA is fabricated by transferring the liquid-phase-exfoliated GO nanosheets onto a K9 glass substrate. When the GOSA was inserted into the plano-plano laser cavity, a stable Q-switched laser operation is achieved with a maximum average output power of 0.382 W and repetition rate of 362 kHz. The shortest pulse duration is 194 ns and the single pulse energy is about 1.05 μJ.

  11. Optimization of erbium-doped actively Q-switched fiber laser implemented in symmetric configuration

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    Kolpakov, Stanislav A.; Sergeyev, Sergey; Mou, Chengbo; Neil T. Gordon; Zhou, Kaiming

    2014-01-01

    We report the results of an experimental study aimed at improving the performance of actively Q-switched fiber lasers. Unlike generic design schemes employing photonic crystal fibers, largemodal diameter fibers or double-clad fibers, we demonstrate a high-power, actively Q-switched laser based on standard com- munication erbium doped fibers with peak irradiance beyond the state-of-the-art at 3.1 GW/cm2 . The laser had 2.2 kW peak power, 15.5 ns pulse duration and 36.8 µJ pulse energy. We have...

  12. Linearly polarized intracavity passive Q-switched Yb-doped photonic crystal fibre laser

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    Usha Chakravarty; Antony Kuruvilla; Rajpal Singh; B N Upadhyay; K S Bindra; S M Oak

    2014-02-01

    In this paper we report linearly polarized high average power passive Q-switched ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fibre laser with a Cr4+:YAG crystal as a saturable absorber. An average output power of 9.4 W with pulse duration of 64 ns and pulse repetition rate of 57.4 kHz with a slope efficiency of 52% was achieved. Measured polarization extinction ratio (PER) of the Q-switched laser output was 10.5 dB.

  13. Graphene-based passively Q-switched dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser.

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    Luo, Zhengqian; Zhou, Min; Weng, Jian; Huang, Guoming; Xu, Huiying; Ye, Chenchun; Cai, Zhiping

    2010-11-01

    We demonstrate a compact Q-switched dual-wavelength erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on graphene as a saturable absorber (SA). By optically driven deposition of graphene on a fiber core, the SA is constructed and inserted into a diode-pumped EDF laser cavity. Also benefiting from the strong third-order optical nonlinearity of graphene to suppress the mode competition of EDF, a stable dual-wavelength Q-switching operation has been achieved using a two-reflection peak fiber Bragg grating as the external cavity mirror. The Q-switched EDF laser has a low pump threshold of 6.5 mW at 974 nm and a wide range of pulse-repetition rate from 3.3 to 65.9 kHz. The pulse duration and the pulse energy have been characterized. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a graphene-based Q-switched laser.

  14. Q-switched Ho:YLF laser pumped by a Tm:GdVO4 laser.

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    Esser, MJD

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The authors have, through careful analysis of spectroscopic data, designed and demonstrated a diode-end-pumped, quasicontinuous wave Tm:GdVO4 laser operating at 1892 nm in order to pump a Q-switched Ho:YLF laser. The Ho:YLF maximum output energy...

  15. Microsecond pulsed optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched fiber laser

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    Klein, M.E.; Adel, P.; Auerbach, M.; Fallnich, C.; Gross, P.; Boller, Klaus J.

    2003-01-01

    We report on what is to our knowledge the first optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by microsecond pulses from a wavelength-tunable solid-state laser. The singly resonant OPO (SRO) is based on a periodically poled LiNbO3 crystal and pumped with 2.1-ms-long pulses from an actively Q-switched Y

  16. Treatment of nevus of Ota by the Q-switched alexandrite laser.

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    Alster, T S; Williams, C M

    1995-07-01

    The Q-switched alexandrite laser (755 nm, 100 nanoseconds) selectively targets and destroys cutaneous pigment such as that found in dermal pigmented lesions and tattoos. The nevus of Ota is a benign dermal melanocytic lesion, which, due to its large size and periocular location, has been notoriously difficult to treat. Utilizing the principles of selective photothermolysis, the alexandrite laser could effect an excellent treatment for nevus of Ota. To report the effectiveness of the Q-switched alexandrite laser in treating nevus of Ota. Seven patients with nevus of Ota were treated with the Q-switched alexandrite laser (755 nm, 100 nanoseconds) with energy densities ranging from 4.75 to 7.0 J/cm2 at 8-12-week intervals. Response to therapy was evaluated through independent observation and rating of sequential photographs by two blinded observers. Histologic examinations of lesional skin biopsies before and after completion of laser treatments were performed. An average of two laser treatments were required to effect an average clinical improvement of 50%. Five patients showed 100% lesional clearance after an average of five treatments. No scarring, textural changes, or pigmentary side effects were observed in treated skin. Histology of laser-irradiated lesions revealed elimination of upper dermal pigmentation without epidermal disruption, and rare melanophages and pigmented spindle cells in the deep reticular dermis. No lesional recurrences were observed up to 1 year following treatment. The Q-switched alexandrite laser can effectively eliminate nevus of Ota without untoward side effects, such as scarring.

  17. S-band Q-switched thulium fluoride fiber laser using graphene saturable absorber

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    Ahmad, H.; Reduan, S. A.; Hassan, N. A.; Ooi, S. I.; Tiu, Z. C.

    2017-07-01

    A Q-switched S-band thulium fluoride fiber (TFF) driven by a 1400 nm laser diode is proposed and demonstrated. The TFF has the advantage of being pumped at 1400 nm, which is an easily available and relatively low-cost pump source, as opposed to conventional pumping at 1050 nm. It has a gain profile from 1440 nm to 1520 nm, and Q-switching is realized with the use of a thin film graphene saturable absorber. The Q-switched TFF laser exhibits a maximum repetition rate and minimum pulse width of 36.3 kHz and 3.2 µs respectively, as well as an average output power and pulse energy of 0.76 mW and 20.9 nJ at a maximum pump power of 230.4 mW. The output pulses are highly stable, and to the best knowledge of the authors this is the first demonstration of a Q-switched TFF laser pumped at 1400 nm.

  18. Colour centre LiF:F{2/s-} passive Q-switch for cw pumped Nd:Yag laser

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    Gusev, A. A.; Kubeček, V.; Sochor, V.; Kubelka, J.

    1987-06-01

    Operation of a cw pumped Nd:YAG laser Q-switched by a LiF crystal containing F{2/s-} centres is reported. Pulses of duration of 230 ns with a repetition rate of 1 3 kHz were generated. The colour centre Q-switch was used for the period of three months without any observable deterioration.

  19. Investigation of passively synchronized dual-wavelength Q-switched lasers based on V:YAG saturable absorber

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    Janousek, Jiri; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter; Mortensen, Jesper Liltorp

    2006-01-01

    In this paper the results of a theoretical and experimental investigation of synchronized passive Q-switching of two Nd:YVO4-based solid-state lasers operating at two different wavelengths, is described. A V:YAG saturable absorbing material was used as a passive Q-switch performing...

  20. Passive synchronized Q-switching between a quasi-three-level and a four-level laser

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    Cheng, Haynes Pak Hay; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter; Jensen, Ole Bjarlin;

    2011-01-01

    Synchronized Q-switching between quasi-three-level and four-level lasers is interesting for sum-frequency generation into the blue and ultraviolet. We report, for the first time, stable synchronized Q-switching between a quasi-three-level laser at 946 nm and a four-level laser at 1064 nm in an al...

  1. Graphene thickness-dependent Er-doped Q-switched optical fiber laser

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    Wang, Xiaolong; Sang, Mei; Zhu, Pan; Liu, Ke; Yang, Tianxin

    2013-02-01

    A stable Q-switched laser is useful in the area of remote sensing, range finding, optical imaging, material processing, and fiber communications. With its excellent linear and nonlinear optical characteristics, graphene has been proven to be an attractive material to generate nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses. It has a lot of advantages, such as lower saturation intensity, larger saturable-absorption modulation depth, higher damage threshold, sub-picosecond recovery time and an ultrabroad wavelength-independent saturable-absorption range. In this paper, we demonstrate a graphene based Q-switched fiber laser. Graphene was deposited on the fiber interface by the optically driven deposition method. The thickness of the graphene can be controlled by changing depositing time. The compact Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on graphene operated stably, and got Q-switched pulse sequences output with the repetition rate of 19KHz and the average power of 1.4mW when pump power is 40mW. Higher peak power, shorter pulse duration, and higher repetition rate could be achieved by adjusting the thickness of the graphene layer appropriately. Besides, the pulse duration and output power is proved to be a function of the pump power. The repetition rate of this fiber laser had a characteristic of monotonically increasing, near-linear with the changing of pump power. The stable Q-switching pulse output can be observed on the oscilloscope with differently specific repetition rate and pump power. Theory analysis of this fiber laser and further improvement methods is also studied combined with the experimental results.

  2. Hybrid Q-switched broadband laser source with low timing jitter.

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    El Bassri, Farid; Doutre, Florent; Mothe, Nicolas; Jaffres, Lionel; Pagnoux, Dominique; Couderc, Vincent; Jalocha, Alain

    2012-01-16

    We present a novel broadband laser source based on a dual cavity in which a subnanosecond passively Q-switched microchip laser is coupled with a long cavity including an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and a microstructured optical fiber working as a non linear medium. This active-passive Q-switched laser source emits pulses as short as those emitted by the free running microchip laser (~600 ps). The time pulse emission is governed by the AOM allowing tunable repetition rate from 0 to more than 4 kHz with a temporal jitter reduced to less than 50 ns, i.e. a 600-fold reduction compared to that of the free running microchip. Furthermore, thanks to spectral broadening in the microstructured fiber, this source emits a supercontinuum from 700 nm to 1700 nm.

  3. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles as saturable absorber in passively Q-switched fiber laser

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    Ahmad, H.; Lee, C. S. J.; Ismail, M. A.; Ali, Z. A.; Reduan, S. A.; Ruslan, N. E.; Ismail, M. F.; Harun, S. W.

    2016-12-01

    We demonstrate a passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles thin film as saturable absorber (SA). ZnO exhibits high nonlinear optical response and fast recovery time, fulfilling the requirements of an ideal SA. The nonlinear optical absorption is characterised by modulation depth of 3.5% with saturation intensity of 0.016 MW cm-2. We insert the SA into the laser cavity and obtain stable Q-switched pulse whereby the repetition rate increases from 41.7 kHz to 77.2 kHz while the pulse width decreases from 9.6 μs to 3.0 μs as the pump power is increased from 60 mW to 360 mW. This result suggests that ZnO could be a promising SA for photonic applications.

  4. Pre-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG microchip laser

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    Xinning Tian(田信宁); Ping Yan(闫平); Qiang Liu(柳强); Mali Gong(巩马理); Yun Liao(廖云)

    2004-01-01

    A pre-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG microchip laser is demonstrated with a peak power of 7.5 kW at pulse repetition rate of serveral kilohertzs. The full-width at half-maximum(FWHM)is 734 ps, and the pulse energy is 5.5 μJ with a fundamental spatial mode. In this system, the pre-pumped microchip laser of Nd:YAG/Cr:YAG wafer which is bonded through the thermal-bonding technique has achieved a time jitter value of 12 μs and a Q-switched amplitude instability of 1.26%(15)through the pre-pumped modulation technique.

  5. Modeling the pulse shape of Q-switched lasers to account for terminal-level relaxation

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    Zeng Qin-Yong; Wan Yong; Xiong Ji-Chuan; Zhu Da-Yong

    2011-01-01

    To account for the effect of lower-level relaxation, we have derived a characteristic equation for describing the laser pulse from the modified rate equations for Q-switched lasers. The pulse temporal profile is related to the ratio of the lower-level lifetime to the cavity lifetime and the number of times the population inversion density is above the threshold. By solving the coupled rate equations numerically, the effect of terminal-level lifetime on pulse temporal behaviour is analysed. The mode is applied to the case of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser that is passively Q-switched by a Cr4+:YAG absorber. Theoretical results show good agreement with the experiments.

  6. A black phosphorus-based tunable Q-switched ytterbium fiber laser

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    Ahmad, H.; Salim, M. A. M.; Thambiratnam, K.; Norizan, S. F.; Harun, S. W.

    2016-09-01

    A compact, passively Q-switched fiber laser with a tunable output is demonstrated. The proposed system uses a short length ytterbium doped fiber to create a very stable and compact optical circuit that uses black phosphorus (BP) as a saturable absorber to generate the desired short pulses. A stable Q-switch pulse train is obtained, with an operational wavelength range from 1056.6-1083.3 nm. Concurrently, a maximum pulse energy and minimum pulse width as well as a repetition rate range of 7.1 nJ, 4 µs and 6.0-44.8 kHz respectively was obtained. The proposed system will be able to cater to a multitude of applications that require a compact yet robust and cost-effective pulse laser.

  7. Laser-tissue interaction in tattoo removal by q-switched lasers.

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    Barua, Shyamanta

    2015-01-01

    Q-switched (QS) lasers are widely considered the gold standard for tattoo removal, with excellent clinical results, impressive predictability, and a good safety profile. The generation of giant pulses by the method of Q-switching is responsible for the unique laser-tissue interaction that is seen in tattoo removal by QS lasers. The QS lasers work by impaction and dissolution of the tattoo pigments. Mechanical fragmentation of the tattoo pigments encased in intracellular lamellated organelles followed by their phagocytosis by macrophages is thought to be the major event in the clearance of pigments by QS lasers. A few novel techniques have been tried in recent times to hasten the clearance of tattoo pigments.

  8. Picosecond pulse generation in a hybrid Q-switched laser source by using a microelectromechanical mirror.

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    Couderc, Vincent; Crunteanu, Aurelian; Fabert, Marc; Doutre, Florent; El Bassri, Farid; Pagnoux, Dominique; Jalocha, Alain

    2012-02-27

    We present a novel Q-switched laser source using a micro-optical-electromechanical mirror (MOEM) designed for short pulse emission. It is based on a hybrid configuration including a passively Q-switched microchip laser coupled to a fiber cavity closed by a cantilever type MOEM acting as an active modulator. This specially designed mirror with a single reflecting gold membrane is switched by low bias voltage ~50 V (peak to peak). This device emits pulses at tunable repetition rates up to 1.6 kHz, with ~564 ps duration and 3.4 kW peak power, which constitutes the shortest pulse duration ever reported with MOEMs based pulsed lasers.

  9. Diode-pumped continuous wave tunable and graphene Q-switched Tm:LSO lasers.

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    Feng, T L; Zhao, S Z; Yang, K J; Li, G Q; Li, D C; Zhao, J; Qiao, W C; Hou, J; Yang, Y; He, J L; Zheng, L H; Wang, Q G; Xu, X D; Su, L B; Xu, J

    2013-10-21

    We have investigated the lasing characteristics of Tm:LSO crystal in three operation regimes: continuous wave (CW), wavelength tunable and passive Q-switching based on graphene. In CW regime, a maximum output power of 0.65 W at 2054.9 nm with a slope efficiency of 21% was achieved. With a quartz plate, a broad wavelength tunable range of 145 nm was obtained, corresponding to a FWHM of 100 nm. By using a graphene saturable absorber mirror, the passively Q-switched Tm:LSO laser produced pulses with duration of 7.8 μs at 2030.8 nm under a repetition rate of 7.6 kHz, corresponding to pulse energy of 14.0 μJ.

  10. High repetition rate Q-switched radially polarized laser with a graphene-based output coupler

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    Li, Lifei; Jin, Chenjie; Qi, Mei; Chen, Xiaoming; Ren, Zhaoyu, E-mail: zhengxl@nwu.edu.cn, E-mail: rzy@nwu.edu.cn [National Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials (Culture Base), and Institute of Photonics and Photon-Technology, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Zheng, Xinliang, E-mail: zhengxl@nwu.edu.cn, E-mail: rzy@nwu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Bai, Jintao [National Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Technology and Functional Materials (Culture Base), and Institute of Photonics and Photon-Technology, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Department of Physics, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Sun, Zhipei [Department of Micro- and Nanosciences, Aalto University, P.O. Box 13500, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland)

    2014-12-01

    We demonstrate a Q-switched radially polarized all-solid-state laser by transferring a graphene film directly onto an output coupler. The laser generates Q-switched radially polarized beam (QRPB) with a pulse width of 192 ns and 2.7 W average output power. The corresponding single pulse energy is up to 16.2 μJ with a high repetition rate of 167 kHz. The M{sup 2} factor and the polarization purity are ∼2.1 and 96%, respectively. Our QRPB source is a simple and low-cost source for a variety of applications, such as industrial material processing, optical trapping, and microscopy.

  11. Black phosphorus-based saturable absorber for Q-switched Tm:YAG ceramic laser

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    Xie, Yixuan; Kong, Lingchen; Qin, Zhipeng; Xie, Guoqiang; Zhang, Jian

    2016-08-01

    We have experimentally demonstrated a passively Q-switched Tm-doped YAG ceramic laser with black phosphorus (BP) as saturable absorber (SA). According to the measurement, the BP saturable absorber mirror has a modulation depth of 5% and a saturation fluence of 20 μJ/cm2. The generated Q-switched pulse has a maximum average power of 38.5 mW and pulse energy of 3.32 μJ, with the corresponding repetition rate of 11.6 KHz and pulse width of 3.12 μs at 2 μm wavelength. The results show that BP is a promising SA for midinfrared-pulsed lasers.

  12. Q-switched operation of a coupled-resonator vertical-cavity laser diode

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    FISCHER,ARTHUR J.; CHOW,WENG W.; CHOQUETTE,KENT D.; ALLERMAN,ANDREW A.; GEIB,KENT M.

    2000-02-08

    The authors report Q-switched operation from an electrically-injected monolithic coupled-resonator structure which consists of an active cavity with InGaAs quantum wells optically coupled to a passive cavity. The passive cavity contains a bulk GaAs region which is reverse-biased to provide variable absorption at the lasing wavelength of 990 nm. Cavity coupling is utilized to effect large changes in output intensity with only very small changes in passive cavity absorption. The device is shown to produce pulses as short as 150 ps at repetition rates as high 4 GHz. A rate equation approach is used to model the Q-switched operation yielding good agreement between the experimental and theoretical pulse shape. Small-signal frequency response measurements also show a transition from a slower ({approximately} 300 MHZ) forward-biased modulation regime to a faster ({approximately} 2 GHz) modulation regime under reverse-bias operation.

  13. Passively Q-switching induced by the smallest single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Xu, X. T.; Zhai, J. P.; Wang, J. S.; Chen, Y. P.; Yu, Y. Q.; Zhang, M.; Li, I. L.; Ruan, S. C., E-mail: scruan@szu.edu.cn [Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Laser Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Tang, Z. K. [Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

    2014-04-28

    We report a passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) by using the smallest single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with a diameter of 0.3 nm as the saturable absorber. These small SWNTs are fabricated in the nanochannels of a ZnAPO-11 (AEL) single crystal. By inserting one of the AEL crystal into an EDFL cavity pumped by a 980 nm laser diode, stable passive Q-switching is achieved for a threshold pump power of 206.2 mW, and 4.73 μs pulses with a repetition rate of 41.78 kHz and an average output power of 3.75 mW are obtained for a pump power of 406 mW.

  14. Treatment of nevus of OTA by Q-switched, frequency doubled, ND: Yag laser

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    National Skin and Hair Care Centre

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Nevus of Ota is a dermal melanocytic nevus for which hitherto no effective therapy was available. Lasers have been successfully tried for ablation. But there is no Indian experience till date. Q- Switched, Frequency Doubled, Nd: YAG Laser was installed at our centre an year ago. The first operated case, which has shown near complete pigment dilution, is being presented. The patient underwent three treatments with a minimum of 2 months between sessions. Pre and post therapy photographs were taken and side effects documented. The patient has shown near complete pigment dilution after 3 treatments. Q-Switched, Frequency Doubled, Nd: YAG Laser is effective in treating Nevus of Ota in the Indian skin types. There are no complications noticed till date in our experience.

  15. Compressed 6 ps pulse in nonlinear amplification of a Q-switched microchip laser

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    Diao, Ruxin; Liu, Zuosheng; Niu, Fuzeng; Wang, Aimin; Taira, Takunori; Zhang, Zhigang

    2017-02-01

    We present a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 crystal microchip laser with a 6 ps pulse width, which is based on SPM-induced spectral broadening and pulse compression. The passive Q-switching is obtained by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser’s seed source centered at 1064 nm pulses with a duration of 80 ps, at a repetition rate of 600 kHz corresponding to an average output power of 10 mW. After amplification and compression, the pulses were compressed to 6 ps with a maximum pulse energy of 0.5 µJ.

  16. Passively Q -Switched 1.57- m Intracavity Optical Parametric Oscillator

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    Yashkir, Yuri; van Driel, Henry M.

    1999-04-01

    We demonstrate an eye-safe KTP-based optical parametric oscillator (OPO) driven intracavity by a diode-pumped 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser, passively Q -switched by a Cr 4 :YAG crystal. The characteristics of this system, which operates at 1570 nm with a repetition rate as high as 50 Hz, are studied as a function of Cr 4 :YAG optical density. Under optimum conditions the OPO generates 1.5-mJ, 3.4 0.1-ns pulses in a single transverse mode. For a Cr 4 :YAG Q -switch element with an optical density of 0.5 the conversion efficiency of the intracavity energy is 45% with the ratio of OPO to Nd:YAG peak-pulse intensity exceeding unity. These and other OPO characteristics compare favorably with a simple rate equation model of the OPO dynamics.

  17. Passively Q-switched 1.57-microm intracavity optical parametric oscillator.

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    Yashkir, Y; van Driel, H M

    1999-04-20

    We demonstrate an eye-safe KTP-based optical parametric oscillator (OPO) driven intracavity by a diode-pumped 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser, passively Q-switched by a Cr4+:YAG crystal. The characteristics of this system, which operates at 1570 nm with a repetition rate as high as 50 Hz, are studied as a function of Cr4+:YAG optical density. Under optimum conditions the OPO generates 1.5-mJ, 3.4 +/- 0.1-ns pulses in a single transverse mode. For a Cr4+:YAG Q-switch element with an optical density of 0.5 the conversion efficiency of the intracavity energy is approximately 45% with the ratio of OPO to Nd:YAG peak-pulse intensity exceeding unity. These and other OPO characteristics compare favorably with a simple rate equation model of the OPO dynamics.

  18. Treatment of tattoos by Q-switched ruby laser. A dose-response study

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    Taylor, C.R.; Gange, R.W.; Dover, J.S.; Flotte, T.J.; Gonzalez, E.; Michaud, N.; Anderson, R.R. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (USA))

    1990-07-01

    Tattoo treatment with Q-switched ruby laser pulses (694 nm, 40 to 80 nanoseconds) was studied by clinical assessment and light and electron microscopy. Fifty-seven blue-black tattoos or portions thereof (35 amateur and 22 professional) were irradiated with 1.5 to 8.0 J/cm2 at a mean interval of 3 weeks. Substantial lightening or total clearing occurred in 18 (78%) of 23 amateur tattoos and 3 (23%) of 13 professional tattoos in which the protocol was completed. Response was related to exposure dose. Scarring occurred in one case, and persistent confettilike hypopigmentation was frequent. Optimal fluence was 4 to 8 J/cm2. Clinicohistologic correlation was poor. Q-switched ruby laser pulses can provide an effective treatment for tattoos.

  19. Laser-tissue interaction in tattoo removal by Q-switched lasers

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    Shyamanta Barua

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Q-switched (QS lasers are widely considered the gold standard for tattoo removal, with excellent clinical results, impressive predictability, and a good safety profile. The generation of giant pulses by the method of Q-switching is responsible for the unique laser-tissue interaction that is seen in tattoo removal by QS lasers. The QS lasers work by impaction and dissolution of the tattoo pigments. Mechanical fragmentation of the tattoo pigments encased in intracellular lamellated organelles followed by their phagocytosis by macrophages is thought to be the major event in the clearance of pigments by QS lasers. A few novel techniques have been tried in recent times to hasten the clearance of tattoo pigments.

  20. Dynamical modelling of measured time series from a Q-switched CO sub 2 laser

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    Horbelt, W; Bünner, M J; Meucci, R; Ciofini, M

    2003-01-01

    The transient dynamics of a Q-switched CO sub 2 laser is modelled quantitatively on the base of the four level model, a five dimensional nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations. Using the multiple shooting technique, internal parameters of the laser are estimated and the unobserved time courses of the population densities are constructed. For excitations barely above the laser threshold large pulse variations are identified as an effect of small variations of the pump parameter.

  1. Q-switched pulse laser generation from double-cladding Nd:YAG ceramics waveguides.

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    Tan, Yang; Luan, Qingfang; Liu, Fengqin; Chen, Feng; Vázquez de Aldana, Javier Rodríguez

    2013-08-12

    This work reports on the Q-switched pulsed laser generation from double-cladding Nd:YAG ceramic waveguides. Double-cladding waveguides with different combination of diameters were inscribed into a sample of Nd:YAG ceramic. With an additional semiconductor saturable absorber, stable pulsed laser emission at the wavelength of 1064 nm was achieved with pulses of 21 ns temporal duration and ~14 μJ pulse energy at a repetition rate of 3.65 MHz.

  2. Refractive Q-switching of a ruby laser by a moving plasma

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    Dembinski, M.; John, P.K.

    1982-10-15

    A ruby laser was Q-switched by means of a plasma. The plasma, which had a density of up to 10/sup 18/ cm/sup -3/, was produced in an electromagnetic shock tube. The density gradient created by the reflected plasma was large enough to produce measurable refraction of the laser beam. The laser cavity, which was initially misaligned, attained perfect alignment when the plasma was introduced into the cavity.

  3. Finite-difference time-domain methods to analyze ytterbium-doped Q-switched fiber lasers.

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    Hattori, Haroldo T; Khaleque, Abdul

    2016-03-01

    Q-switched lasers are widely used in material processing, laser ranging, medicine, and nonlinear optics--in particular, Q-switched lasers in optical fibers are important since they cannot only generate high peak powers but can also concentrate high peak powers in small areas. In this paper, we present new finite-difference time-domain methods that analyze the dynamics of Q-switched fiber lasers, which are more flexible and robust than previous methods. We extend the method to analyze fiber ring lasers and compare the results with our experiments.

  4. Growth and passively self-Q-switched laser output of new Nd3+,Cr5+:GdVO4 crystal.

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    Yu, Haohai; Zhang, Huaijin; Wang, Zhengping; Wang, Jiyang; Yu, Yonggui; Gao, Wenlan; Tao, Xutang; Jiang, Minhua

    2008-03-03

    A new passively self-Q-switched Nd, Cr:GdVO(4) laser crystal was grown by Czochralski method for the first time to our knowledge. Polarized absorption spectra were measured at room temperature. The absorption bands display polarization character and an absorption band of Cr(5+) ions at 1110 nm enables the crystal to be a self-Q-switched laser material at 1.06 mum. In the passive self-Q-switching operation, the maximum output power, shortest pulse width, and largest pulse energy were obtained to be 265 mW, 230 ns, and 1.12 microJ, respectively.

  5. Comparison of the Q-switched alexandrite, Nd:YAG, and ruby lasers in treating blue-black tattoos.

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    Leuenberger, M L; Mulas, M W; Hata, T R; Goldman, M P; Fitzpatrick, R E; Grevelink, J M

    1999-01-01

    A new generation of highly selective short-pulsed lasers has emerged in recent years for the treatment of tattoos. Several studies (including reports by the present investigators) have proven the efficacy of each of the three commercially available, FDA approved devices; namely, the Q-switched alexandrite, Q-switched Nd:YAG and Q-switched ruby lasers. Considerable differences among the three have been reported in relation to the rate of clearing of the tattoo ink particles, tissue effects, beam profile, wound healing, and side effects. This study was primarily conducted to examine and compare the clinical response of patients with blue-black tattoos simultaneously treated with three different Q-switched lasers (alexandrite, Nd:YAG, ruby) with a focus on the percentage of tattoo lightening/clearance and the occurrence or non-occurrence of pigmentary change as a side effect. A total of forty-two blue-black tattoos seen at two laser centers (Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser Center and Laser and Skin Surgery Center of La Jolla) were simultaneously treated with three types of Q-switched lasers: a Candela Q-switched alexandrite laser (755nm 50-100 nanoseconds, 3.0 mm spot size, 6-8 J/cm2); a Continuum Biomedical Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (1064nm, 10-20 nanoseconds, 3.0 mm spot size, 5-10 J/cm2); and a Spectrum Q-switched ruby laser (694 nm, 25-40 nanoseconds, 5.0 mm spot size, 4-10 J/cm2). Paired t-tests and McNemar tests were used to compare the treatment outcome and pigmentation side effects between sites per tattoo, with each site representative of one of the three lasers. The statistical significance level was set at p tattoo lightening versus the Q-switched Nd:YAG and Q-switched alexandrite lasers. An increase in the number of treatments paralleled a statistically significant increase in tattoo clearance for all three Q-switched lasers. The Q-switched ruby laser had the highest clearance rate in blue-black tattoos and the highest incidence of long

  6. Passively Q-switched waveguide lasers based on two-dimensional transition metal diselenide.

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    Cheng, Chen; Liu, Hongliang; Tan, Yang; Vázquez de Aldana, Javier R; Chen, Feng

    2016-05-16

    We reported on the passively Q-switched waveguide lasers based on few-layer transition metal diselenide, including molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) and tungsten diselenide (WSe2), as saturable absorbers. The MoSe2 and WSe2 membranes were covered on silica wafers by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). A low-loss depressed cladding waveguide was produced by femtosecond laser writing in a Nd:YAG crystal. Under optical pump at 808 nm, the passive Q-switching of the Nd:YAG waveguide lasing at 1064 nm was achieved, reaching maximum average output power of 115 mW (MoSe2) and 45 mW (WSe2), respectively, which are corresponding to single-pulse energy of 36 nJ and 19 nJ. The repetition rate of the Q-switched waveguide lasers was tunable from 0.995 to 3.334 MHz (MoSe2) and 0.781 to 2.938 MHz (WSe2), and the obtained minimum pulse duration was 80ns (MoSe2) and 52 ns (WSe2), respectively.

  7. Study on the output of LD-pumped passively Q-switched subnanosecond microlasers

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    Cheng, He-jiao; Chen, Hui-min; Ding, Bo-sheng; Cai, De

    2013-09-01

    Caliber mortar projectiles and bombs are now tend to use the laser fuze because of its high accuracy in distance measurement,the strong ability to resist electromagnetic interference, the high angular resolution and the good concealment. Otherwise, the microlaser can bring about some alluring benefits. For instance, it can generate high quality laser beam, which has small divergence angle and high power. So, This paper summarizes some key factors which have impacts on the output of LD-pumped passively Q-switched subnanosecond microlasers, including the initial transmission of the absorber, the reflection of output coupler, the length of the cavity and the radius of the pumping laser beam, and gives the conclusion of the simulation based on the variation of the density of the reversal particle in the resonant cavity derived from the oscillation equation of the LD-pumped passively Q-switched Cr4+:YAG/ Nd:YAG laser, which provides the basis for the design of the passive Q-switched micro lasers which have high power, high repetition frequency and narrow pulse width.

  8. Efficient graphene Q switching and mode locking of 1.34 μm neodymium lasers.

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    Xu, Jin-Long; Li, Xian-Lei; He, Jing-Liang; Hao, Xiao-Peng; Yang, Ying; Wu, Yong-Zhong; Liu, Shan-De; Zhang, Bai-Tao

    2012-07-01

    We demonstrate that few-layered graphene sheets used as a saturable absorber can provide efficient Q-switching and mode-locking modulation in 1.34 μm Nd:GdVO(4) bulk lasers. The minimum Q-switched pulses were 450 ns for 260 mW average power, 43 kHz repetition rate, and 2.5 μJ pulse energy. For the mode-locked laser, an average power of 1.29 W was achieved with 11 ps pulse duration and 13 nJ pulse energy. To our knowledge, this average power is the highest yet obtained from a graphene mode-locked laser, and the corresponding optical-optical efficiency of 23% is the best result among 1.3 μm neodymium mode-locked lasers. The quality factor M(2) of the Q-switched beam was 1.4 and 1.6 in the horizontal and longitudinal planes, respectively, and the M(2) of the mode-locked beam reached 1.1 and 1.0. These results clearly indicate the advantages of few-layered graphene as a saturable absorber.

  9. Self-Q-switching behavior of erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fiber lasers

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    Jia, Zhi-Xu; Yao, Chuan-Fei; Kang, Zhe; Qin, Guan-Shi, E-mail: qings@jlu.edu.cn; Qin, Wei-Ping, E-mail: wpqin@jlu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Ohishi, Yasutake [Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511 (Japan)

    2014-06-14

    We reported self-Q-switching behavior of erbium-doped tellurite microstructured fiber (EDTMF) lasers and further demonstrated a self-Q-switched EDTMF laser with a high repetition rate of more than 1 MHz. A 14 cm EDTMF was used as the gain medium. Upon a pump power of ∼705 mW at 1480 nm, output pulses with a lasing wavelength of ∼1558 nm, a repetition rate of ∼1.14 MHz, and a pulse width of ∼282 ns were generated from the fiber by employing a linear cavity. The maximum output power was ∼316 mW and the slope efficiency was about 72.6% before the saturation of the laser power. Moreover, the influence of the fiber length on laser performances was investigated. The results showed that self-Q-switching behavior in our experiments was caused by the re-absorption originated from the ineffectively pumped part of the active fiber.

  10. The removal of cutaneous pigmented lesions with the Q-switched ruby laser and the Q-switched neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser. A comparative study.

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    Tse, Y; Levine, V J; McClain, S A; Ashinoff, R

    1994-12-01

    The Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) (694 nm) has been used successfully in the removal of tattoos and a variety of cutaneous pigmented lesions. The frequency-doubled Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser (QSNd:YAG) (1064 and 532 nm) has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of tattoos, however, little has been published regarding the QSNd:YAG laser in the removal of cutaneous pigmented lesions. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and side effect profile of the QSRL and the frequency-doubled QSNd:YAG lasers in the removal of cutaneous pigmented lesions, including lentigines, café-au-lait macules, nevus of Ota, nevus spilus, Becker's nevus, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma. Twenty patients with pigmented lesions were treated with the QSRL and the frequency-doubled QSNd:YAG lasers. Clinical lightening of the lesion was assessed 1 month after a single treatment. Side effects and patient satisfaction were also evaluated. A minimum of 30% lightening was achieved in all patients after only one treatment with either the QSRL or the frequency-doubled QSNd:YAG laser. The QSRL seems to provide a slightly better treatment response than the QSNd:YAG laser. Neither laser caused scarring or textural change of the skin. Most patients found the QSRL to be more painful during treatment, but the QSNd:YAG laser caused more postoperative discomfort. Both the QSRL and the frequency-doubled QSND:YAG laser are safe and effective methods of treatment of epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions.

  11. Dual-loss-modulated Q-switched Tm:LuAG laser with AOM and monolayer graphene.

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    Luan, Chao; Yang, Ke Jian; Zhao, Jia; Zhao, Sheng Zhi; Qiao, Wen Chao; Li, Tao; Feng, Tian Li; Liu, Cheng; Qiao, Jun Peng; Zheng, Li He; Xu, Jun; Wang, Qing Guo; Su, Liang Bi

    2015-09-20

    A laser-diode-pumped dual-loss-modulated Q-switching Tm:LuAG laser with an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and monolayer graphene saturable absorber (SA) around 2 μm is presented for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The average output power and the pulse widths for different repetition rates have been measured. In comparison with the singly Q-switching laser with AOM or with monolayer graphene SA, the dual-loss-modulated Q-switching laser could generate shorter pulse width and higher peak power. The maximum pulse width compression ratio was found to be 3.11, and the highest peak power was enhanced 97.4 times. The experimental results show that the dual-loss-modulated technology is an efficient method for compressing the pulse width, improving the peak power, and enhancing the pulse stability for the Q-switched lasers at 2 μm.

  12. Passively Q-switched flashlamp pumped Nd:YAG laser using liquid graphene oxide as saturable absorber

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    Adnan, N. N.; Bidin, N.; Taib, N. A. M.; Haris, H.; Fakaruddin, M.; Hashim, A. M.; Krishnan, G.; Harun, S. W.

    2016-06-01

    The performance of passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1060 nm is demonstrated using liquid graphene oxide (GO) composite solution as saturable absorber for the first time. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is pumped by a xenon flashlamp. The GO was prepared using the simplified Hummer's method and then mixed with polyethylene oxide to form a composite solution. The Q-switched pulsed laser operates at wavelength of 1064.5 nm with a threshold pump energy of 33.64 J. The maximum output Q-switched laser energy of 41.6 mJ achieved at the maximum pump energy of 81 J. The corresponding pulse width is 98.67 ns.

  13. Q-switched mode-locking of an erbium-doped fiber laser using cavity modulation frequency detuning.

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    Chang, You Min; Lee, Junsu; Jhon, Young Min; Lee, Ju Han

    2012-07-20

    We present the results of an investigation regarding a Q-switched mode-locked fiber laser scheme based on a cavity modulation frequency detuning technique. The approach is based on undamped laser relaxation oscillations occurring due to frequency detuning in the fundamental cavity resonance frequency. Through a range of experiments with an erbium-doped, fiber-based, ring-cavity laser, this approach has been shown to be capable of generating high-quality Q-switched mode-locked pulses from an optical fiber-based laser. The maximum frequency detuning range for a stable Q-switched mode-locking operation has been observed to vary depending on the pump power used. We found that the highest pulse peak power was obtained at the frequency detuning threshold at which the operation changed from the mode-locking to the Q-switched mode-locking regime.

  14. Efficient in-band diode-pumped Q-switched solid state laser for methane detection Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We propose to develop an efficient, tunable Q-switched SSL operating at a wavelength of 1651 nm with pulse energy >1 mJ at 2000 Hz repetition rate with in-band...

  15. Q-switched Ho:Lu2O3 laser at 2.12 μm.

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    Lamrini, Samir; Koopmann, Philipp; Scholle, Karsten; Fuhrberg, Peter

    2013-06-01

    We report on a Q-switched Ho:Lu2O3 laser resonantly pumped by a GaSb-based laser diode stack at 1.9 μm. The maximum output energy extracted from the compact plano-plano acousto-optically Q-switched resonator was 8 mJ at a 100 Hz pulse repetition rate, while the peak power was 40 kW. The laser wavelength was 2.124 μm.

  16. Passive Q-Switching Modelocked Yb3+-Doped Fibre Laser with GaAs Absorber Grown at Low Temperature

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    FENG Xiao-Ming; WANG Yong-Gang; ZHANG Zhi-Gang; WANG Yong-Gang; LIU Yuan-Yuan; LAN Yong-Sheng; LIN Tao; WANG Jun; WANG Xiao-Wei; FANG Gao-Zhan; MA Xiao-Yu

    2005-01-01

    @@ GaAs absorber was grown at low temperature (550℃) by metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD)and was used as an output coupler with which we realized Q-switching modelocked Yb3+-doped fibre laser. The shortest period of the envelope of the Q-switched modelocking is about 3μs. The modelocking threshold is 4.27 W and the highest average output pulse power is 290mW. The modelocking frequency is 12MHz.

  17. Single Longitudinal Mode, High Repetition Rate, Q-switched Ho:YLF Laser for Remote Sensing

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    Bai, Yingxin; Yu, Jirong; Petzar, Paul; Petros, M.; Chen, Songsheng; Trieu, Bo; Lee, Nyung; Singh, U.

    2009-01-01

    Ho:YLF/LuLiF lasers have specific applications for remote sensing such as wind-speed measurement and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration measurement in the atmosphere because the operating wavelength (around 2 m) is located in the eye-safe range and can be tuned to the characteristic lines of CO2 absorption and there is strong backward scattering signal from aerosol (Mie scattering). Experimentally, a diode pumped Ho:Tm:YLF laser has been successfully used as the transmitter of coherent differential absorption lidar for the measurement of with a repetition rate of 5 Hz and pulse energy of 75 mJ [1]. For highly precise CO2 measurements with coherent detection technique, a laser with high repetition rate is required to averaging out the speckle effect [2]. In addition, laser efficiency is critically important for the air/space borne lidar applications, because of the limited power supply. A diode pumped Ho:Tm:YLF laser is difficult to efficiently operate in high repetition rate due to the large heat loading and up-conversion. However, a Tm:fiber laser pumped Ho:YLF laser with low heat loading can be operated at high repetition rates efficiently [3]. No matter whether wind-speed or carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration measurement is the goal, a Ho:YLF/LuLiF laser as the transmitter should operate in a single longitudinal mode. Injection seeding is a valid technique for a Q-switched laser to obtain single longitudinal mode operation. In this paper, we will report the new results for a single longitudinal mode, high repetition rate, Q-switched Ho:YLF laser. In order to avoid spectral hole burning and make injection seeding easier, a four mirror ring cavity is designed for single longitudinal mode, high repetition rate Q-switched Ho:YLF laser. The ramp-fire technique is chosen for injection seeding.

  18. Diode-end-pumped electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser.

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    Zhang, Hengli; Du, Keming; Li, Daijun; Shi, Peng; Wang, Yongdong; Diart, Robert

    2004-05-10

    We report a very compact Nd:YLF slab laser that is end pumped by a quasi-continuous-wave diode stack. A hybrid resonator is used to generate high output power in a near-diffraction-limited beam (i.e., a beam propogation M2 factor of less than 1.2). A pulse energy of 14.3 mJ was obtained with a pulse width of 8.5 ns at a repetition rate of 500 Hz, which corresponds to a Q-switched peak power of 1.68 MW.

  19. Efficient Diode-Pumped Passively Q-Switched Nd:GdVO4 Lasers

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    刘杰; 贾玉磊; 杨济民; 杜鹃; 何京良

    2002-01-01

    An efficient diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser passively Q-switched by a Cr4+ :YAG has been developed as a saturable absorber. A KTP crystal is used for the extra-cavity second-harmonic generation and a BBO crystal for the sum frequency mixing. The green output power is 172mW at incident pump power of 8 W. The ultraviolet (UV) output power is measured to be 20mW at the same pump power. The peak power of the UV laser is 143 W with the pulse repetition rate of 14 kHz and pulse width of 10 ns.

  20. Graphene-based Q-switched pulsed fiber laser in a linear configuration

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    Y. K. Yap; Richard M. De La Rue; C. H. Pua; S. W. Harun; H. Ahmad

    2012-01-01

    A pulsed laser system is realized with graphene employed as a Q-switch.The graphene is exfoliated from its solution using an optical deposition and the optical tweezer effect.A fiber ferrule that already has the graphene deposited on it is inserted into an erbium-ytterbium laser (EYL) system with linear cavity configuration.We successfully demonstrate a pulsed EYL with a pulse duration of approximately 5.9 μs and a repetition rate of 20.0 kHz.

  1. Passively Q-switched EDFL using Fe3O4-nanoparticle saturable absorber

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    Bai, Xuekun; Mou, Chengbo; Xu, Luxi; Huang, Sujuan; Wang, Tingyun; Pu, Shengli; Zeng, Xianglong

    2015-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate a passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) operation by using a saturable absorber based on Fe3O4 nanoparticles (FONP) in magnetic fluid (MF). As a kind of transition metal oxide, the FONP has a large nonlinear optical response with a fast response time for saturable absorber. By depositing MF at the end of optical fiber ferrule, we fabricated a FONP-based saturable absorber, which enables a strong light-matter interaction owing to the confined transm...

  2. Experimental study of a Q-switched ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser

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    Anzueto S, G.; Estudillo A, M. [FIMEE, Campus Salamanca, Universidad de Guanajuato, Domicilio conocido, Comunidad de Palo Blanco, 36885, A.P. 215-A, Salamanca, Guanajuato (Mexico); Martinez R, A.; Torres G, I. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Lomas del Bosque 115, 37150, Leon, Guanajuato (Mexico); Selvas A, R. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, UANL, Cd. Universitaria, 66450, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)]. e-mail: gilberto.anzueto@gmail. com

    2008-07-01

    We report an experimental characterization of a Q-switched operation of an all-fiber laser using , 30 m of a double-clad ytterbium-doped fiber spliced to a piece of single-mode un-doped holey fiber. Loss modulation in the splicing point between the active and un-doped fiber due to a substantial coupling of light into lossy cladding modes stimulates pulsed operation of the fiber laser. Pulse energy of {approx}2.5 {mu}J was estimated and the repetition rate was measured in the range of 4-16 KHz. (Author)

  3. Development of laser marking system with electro-optic Q-switch

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    Kim, Cheol Jung; Kim, Jeong Moog; Kim, Kwang Suk; Park, Seung Kyu; Baik, Sung Hoon

    1995-11-01

    We developed a high repetition electro-optic Q switch Nd:YAG laser and scan system for laser marking. We localized the scan mirrors and their mounts. We made the database for the optical properties of commercial flat-field lenses with our optics design software. We fabricated the detailed network between the galvanometer based beam scanning system and the laser generator. To accelerate the commercialization by the joint company, the training and transfer of technology were pursued in the joint participation by company researchers from the early stage. (author). 8 refs., 6 tabs., 27 figs.

  4. 888 nm pumped dual Nd:YVO4 crystals acousto-optic Q-switched laser

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    Zhang, Wenqi; Shen, Yijie; Meng, Yuan; Gong, Mali

    2017-10-01

    888 nm pumped acousto-optic (AO) Q-switched laser with high output power and high efficiency under dual Nd:YVO4 crystals configuration is firstly demonstrated and rate equations for dual-crystal lasers are further ameliorated and investigated. In continuous wave (CW) operation, we experimentally achieve a maximum output power exceeding 50 W. The global optical efficiency reaches 49.5% and the slope efficiency attains 55.5% via using a 1.5 at.% crystal with a 0.5 at.% crystal. In Q-switch operation, by utilizing double 0.5 at.% crystals, the global optical efficiency rises from 25.6% to 45.6% and the pulse duration varies from 26.2 to 42.4 ns when pulse repetition frequency (PRF) increases from 10 to 100 kHz. The measured beam quality factors M2 at 100 kHz are 1.012 and 1.041 with 52.8 W output power in the two orthogonal directions respectively.

  5. Molybdenum disulfide side-polished fiber saturable absorber Q-switched fiber laser

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    Ahmad, H.; Hassan, H.; Safaei, R.; Thambiratnam, K.; Ismail, M. F.; Amiri, I. S.

    2017-10-01

    A Q-switched fiber laser based on a Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) saturable absorber (SA) is proposed and demonstrated. A 3 m long erbium-doped fiber with an absorption coefficient of 11.3 dB/m at 979 nm acts as the linear gain medium of the laser. The SA is formed by depositing a MoS2 layer on a self-fabricated side-polished fiber (SPF), which can be easily fabricated in less than 15 min. The proposed laser has a Q-switching threshold of 14.8 mW, and is capable of generating a pulsed output with a repetition rate and pulse-width of up to 25.27 kHz and 3.19 μs at a maximum pump power of 45.6 mW, as well as an average output power and pulse energy of 2.27 mW and 0.09 μJ at the same pump power. The pulses have an average signal-to-noise ratio of 37.8 dB, indicating a stable output and making the proposed laser highly suited for a variety of sensor, communications, and industrial applications.

  6. Passively Q-switched EDFL using Fe3O4-nanoparticle saturable absorber

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    Bai, Xuekun; Xu, Luxi; Huang, Sujuan; Wang, Tingyun; Pu, Shengli; Zeng, Xianglong

    2015-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate a passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) operation by using a saturable absorber based on Fe3O4 nanoparticles (FONP) in magnetic fluid (MF). As a kind of transition metal oxide, the FONP has a large nonlinear optical response with a fast response time for saturable absorber. By depositing MF at the end of optical fiber ferrule, we fabricated a FONP-based saturable absorber, which enables a strong light-matter interaction owing to the confined transmitted optical field within the single mode fiber. Because of large third-order optical nonlinearities of FONP-based saturable absorber, large modulation depth of 8.2% and non saturable absorption of 56.6% are demonstrated. As a result, stable passively Q-switched EDFL pulses with maximum output pulse energy of 23.76 nJ, repetition rate of 33.3 kHz, and pulse width of 3.2 {\\mu}s are achieved when the input pump power is 110 mW at the wavelength of 980 nm. The laser features a low threshold pump power of ~15 mW.

  7. High brightness sub-nanosecond Q-switched laser using volume Bragg gratings

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    Anderson, Brian M.; Hale, Evan; Venus, George; Ott, Daniel; Divliansky, Ivan; Glebov, Leonid

    2016-03-01

    The design of Q-switched lasers capable of producing pulse widths of 100's of picoseconds necessitates the cavity length be shorter than a few centimeters. Increasing the amount of energy extracted per pulse requires increasing the mode area of the resonator that for the same cavity length causes exciting higher order transverse modes and decreasing the brightness of the output radiation. To suppress the higher order modes of these multimode resonators while maintaining the compact cavity requires the use of intra-cavity angular filters. A novel Q-switched laser design is presented using transmitting Bragg gratings (TBGs) as angular filters to suppress the higher order transverse modes. The laser consists of a 5 mm thick slab of Nd:YAG, a 3 mm thick slab of Cr:YAG with a 20% transmission, one TBG aligned to suppress the higher order modes along the x-axis, and a 40% output coupler. The gratings are recorded in photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass, which has a high damage threshold that can withstand both the high peak powers and high average powers present within the resonator. Using a 4.1 mrad TBG in a 10.8 mm long resonator with an 800μm x 400 μm pump beam, a nearly diffraction limited beam quality of M2 = 1.3 is obtained in a 0.76 mJ pulse with a pulse width of 614 ps.

  8. Treatment of infraorbital dark circles using 694-nm fractional Q-switched ruby laser.

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    Xu, Tian-Hua; Li, Yuan-Hong; Chen, John Z S; Gao, Xing-Hua; Chen, Hong-Duo

    2016-12-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using a 694-nm fractional Q-switched ruby laser to treat infraorbital dark circles. Thirty women with infraorbital dark circles (predominant color: dark/brown) participated in this open-labeled study. The participants received eight sessions of 694-nm fractional Q-switched ruby laser treatment using a fluence of 3.0-3.5 J/cm(2), at an interval of 7 days. The melanin deposition in the lesional skin was observed in vivo using reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). The morphological changes were evaluated using a global evaluation, an overall self-assessment, and a Mexameter. Twenty-eight of the 30 patients showed global improvements that they rated as excellent or good. Twenty-six patients rated their overall satisfaction as excellent or good. The melanin index indicated a substantial decrease from 240.44 (baseline) to 194.56 (P dark/brown infraorbital dark circles is caused by increased melanin deposition in the upper dermis. The treatment of these infraorbital dark circles using a 694-nm fractional QSR laser is safe and effective.

  9. S-band Q-switched fiber laser using MoSe2 saturable absorber

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    Ahmad, H.; Ismail, M. A.; Sathiyan, S.; Reduan, S. A.; Ruslan, N. E.; Lee, C. S. J.; Zulkifli, M. Z.; Thambiratnam, K.; Ismail, M. F.; Harun, S. W.

    2017-01-01

    A passively Q-switched S-band fiber laser using Molybdenum Diselenide (MoSe2) saturable absorber (SA) is proposed and demonstrated. The SA is fabricated by depositing MoSe2 onto two fiber ferrules using the drop-cast method before heating and connecting the two fiber ferrules to form the SA. The passively Q-switched fiber laser designed using the MoSe2 SA has an operational range of 1491.0-1502.0 nm. The output pulse train has a pulse-width ranging from 2.0 μs to 1.0 μs and corresponding repetition rate of between 34.5 kHz and 90 kHz with increasing pump powers, as well as a signal-to-noise of about 35.97 dB. The peak performance of the proposed laser is between 1480.0 and 1490.0 nm, corresponding to the first peak gain region with the S-band.

  10. Black phosphorus as a new broadband saturable absorber for infrared passively Q-switched fiber lasers

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    Jiang, Tian; Zheng, Xin; Yu, Hao; Cheng, Xiang-Ai

    2015-01-01

    Black phosphorus (BP) with its enticing electric and optical properties is intensely researched in the field of optoelectronics. In this paper, Q-switched pulses at 1550 nm and 2 um wavelengths are obtained by inserting bulk-structured BP based saturable absorber (SA) into an erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) and an thulium/holmium-doped fiber laser (THDFL), respectively. The BP-SA was prepared by depositing powered BP material on to the flat side of a side-polished single mode fiber. Q-switched 1550 nm pulses with width tuned from 9.35 to 31 us were obtained for the EDFL. For the THDFL, over 100 nm wavelength range could be achieved from 1832 to 1935 nm by adjusting the pump power. To the best of our knowledge, these results demonstrated the broadband saturable absorption property of BP and for the first time verified that BP as a new two-dimensional material for applications in saturable absorption devices.

  11. High-efficiency Q-switched erbium fiber laser using a Bragg grating-based modulator

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    Russo, N. A.; Duchowicz, R.; Mora, J.; Cruz, J. L.; Andrés, M. V.

    2002-09-01

    In this work we analyze the behavior of an erbium-doped fiber laser which is based on a simple scheme. Excitation of the active medium is performed in the 980 nm pump band with a CW semiconductor laser source. Two fiber Bragg gratings acting as mirrors of the Fabry-Perot laser cavity were used. One of these gratings was mounted over a piezoelectric (PZT) element. By applying voltage pulses to the piezoelectric, the laser cavity was temporally modulated and Q-switched laser pulses up to 530 mW peak powers at 3 kHz were obtained. Typical laser emission of 2-3 μs temporal widths and 0.1 nm of optical bandwidth have been achieved when the system was operated at 18.5 kHz repetition rates. Different behaviors were observed depending on the pumping level of the active medium and on the amplitude and frequency of the signal applied on the PZT. Q-switched laser output, in the erbium spectral gain region, with high laser efficiency of energy conversion was generated. Pumping at 76 mW and operating the laser at 18.5 kHz, an efficiency of 26% was obtained.

  12. Compact MEMS mirror based Q-switch module for pulse-on-demand laser range finders

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    Milanović, Veljko; Kasturi, Abhishek; Atwood, Bryan; Su, Yu; Limkrailassiri, Kevin; Nettleton, John E.; Goldberg, Lew; Cole, Brian J.; Hough, Nathaniel

    2015-02-01

    A highly compact and low power consuming Q-switch module was developed based on a fast single-axis MEMS mirror, for use in eye-safe battery-powered laser range finders The module's 1.6mm x 1.6mm mirror has cost than the traditional Electro-Optical Q-Switch. Because pulse-on-demand capability is required, resonant mirrors cannot be used to achieve the needed performance. Instead, a fast point-to-point analog single-axis tilt actuator was designed with a custom-coated high reflectance (HR) mirror to withstand the high intra-cavity laser fluence levels. The mirror is bonded on top of the MEMS actuator in final assembly. A compact MEMS controller was further implemented with the capability of autonomous on-demand operation based on user-provided digital trigger. The controller is designed to receive an external 3V power supply and a digital trigger and it consumes ~90mW during the short switching cycle and ~10mW in standby mode. Module prototypes were tested in a laser cavity and demonstrated high quality laser pulses with duration of ~20ns and energy of over 3mJ.

  13. Q-switch techniques of CO2 laser%CO2激光调Q技术

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    徐艳; 谢冀江; 李殿军; 杨贵龙; 陈飞

    2014-01-01

    Short-pulse CO2 laser has significant applications in many fields such as laser ranging , environmen-tal detection , space communication and laser interaction with matter .Q-switch techniques are important ap-proach for generating short-pulse CO2 laser and have been extensively studied by researchers .Main Q-switch techniques for CO2 laser are reviewed in this paper , including mechanical Q-switch, electro-optically Q-switch, acousto-optically Q-switch, passively Q-switch and double Q-switch.The key technical points and problems of each Q-switch technique are summarized and analyzed .In addition, the tendencies of Q-switch techniques for CO 2 laser are proposed .%调Q技术是实现小型CO2激光器短脉冲输出的重要手段,近年来随着短脉冲CO2激光器在激光测距、测速、成像雷达、环境探测、空间通讯及激光与物质相互作用等领域应用需求的不断增长,激光调Q技术越来越受到国内外专家的关注而成为红外激光技术的研究热点之一。本文就目前用于CO2激光器中实现短脉冲输出的5种主要调Q技术(机械调Q技术、电光调Q技术、声光调Q技术、被动调Q技术、复合调Q技术)的国内外发展历程和现状进行了综合评述,总结分析了各种方法的关键技术和存在的问题,并简要分析了该技术的未来发展趋势。

  14. An actively Q-switched single-longitudinal-mode fiber laser with an optically pumped saturable absorber

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    Yun, Hyo-Geun; Lee, Seoung Hun; Lee, Min Hee; Kim, Kyong Hon

    2013-09-01

    We have demonstrated an actively Q-switched single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) erbium-doped fiber (EDF) ring laser by using an EDF saturable absorber modulated under an external laser pulse injection. A laser output of 1531.9 nm wavelength from a distributed-feedback laser diode was amplified with an EDF amplifier and modulated with an external electro-optical modulator, and the modulated signals were used as control pulses to saturate the EDF saturable absorber for the actively Q-switched ring-type fiber laser operation. Actively Q-switched 1542 nm wavelength laser pulses of 4.5 nJ pulse energy and of 4.0μs pulse width were achieved at a repetition rate of 100 Hz. When the Q-switched laser pulse energy was reduced to about 0.54 nJ by decreasing the gain-pump power used for exciting the ring cavity and the control-pulse beam power used for bleaching out the saturable absorber, the SLM laser pulses were achieved. Further improvement of the Q-switched SLM laser pulse output can be achieved simply by using an external laser amplifier and by shortening the cavity length with short pigtailed-fiber laser components, and thus the SLM laser pulses can be useful for various applications.

  15. Diode end-pumped self-Q-switched and mode-locked Nd,Cr:YAG/KTP green laser

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    Du Shi-Feng; Wang Su-Mei; Zhang Dong-Xiang; Feng Bao-Hua; Zhang Chun-Yu; Zhang Ling; Zhang Zhi-Guo; Zhang Shi-Wen

    2006-01-01

    We first experimentally demonstrate a laser-diode end-pumped self-Q-switched and mode-locked Nd,Cr:YAG green laser with a KTP crystal as the intra- cavity frequency doubler. The device produces an average output power of 680 mW at 532 nm. The corresponding pulse width of the Q-switched envelope of the green laser is 170 ± 20 ns. The mode-locked pulses have a repetition rate of approximately 183 MHz and the average pulse duration is estimated to be around sub-nanosecond. It is found that the intra-cavity frequency doubling greatly improves the modulation depth and stability of the mode-locked pulses within the Q-switched envelope.

  16. Temporal synchronization and spectral combining of pulses from fiber lasers Q-switched by independent MEMS micro-mirrors.

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    Fabert, Marc; Desfarges-Berthelemot, Agnès; Kermène, Vincent; Crunteanu, Aurelian

    2012-09-24

    We present what we believe to be the first demonstration of spectral combining of multiple fiber lasers Q-switched by independent micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS). By correlating the actuation of the individual MEMS devices, the associated Q-switched lasers can be operated in either synchronous or asynchronous modes in such a way that their overall combined output may result in high energy emission pulses or in laser emission with higher pulse repetition rate. In a proof-of-principle experiment, we demonstrate the combination of four individual Q-switched lasers (each of them operating at 20 kHz repetition rate) leading to a final laser system generating pulses with a repetition rate of 80 kHz.

  17. Structure of picosecond pulses of a Q-switched and mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

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    Donin, V I; Yakovin, D V; Gribanov, A V [Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-31

    The pulse duration of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser, in which Q-switching with mode-locking (QML regime) is achieved using a spherical mirror and a travelling-wave acousto-optic modulator, is directly measured with a streak camera. It is found that the picosecond pulses can have a non-single-pulse structure, which is explained by excitation of several competing transverse modes in the Q-switching regime with a pulse repetition rate of 1 kHz. In the case of cw mode-locking (without Q-switching), a new (auto-QML) regime is observed, in which the pulse train repetition rate is determined by the frequency of the relaxation oscillations of the laser field while the train contains single picosecond pulses. (control of laser radiation parameters)

  18. The generation of Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using black phosphorus saturable absorber with 8% modulation depth

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    Fauziah, C. M.; Rosol, A. H. A.; Latiff, A. A.; Harun, S. W.

    2017-06-01

    We report a generation of the Q-switched laser operating in 1.55-micron region by using black phosphorus (BP) as a saturable absorber (SA). A 980-nm laser diode was pumped into Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) gain medium in ring cavity configuration. The BP-based SA was prepared by mechanically exfoliating the BP crystal using scotch tape. The obtained BP-tape SA has a modulation depth of 8 %. To realize a Q-switching operation, a small piece of the tape is then integrated into between two fiber ferrule tips. A stable Q-switching operation started at 40 mW. The maximum repetition rate obtainable at 28.57 kHz, with pulse width of 5.35 μs. This finding shows the BP is one of the promising material to work as an SA for pulsed laser generation.

  19. Tunable graphene Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with suppressed self-mode locking effect.

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    Zhou, Da-Peng; Wei, Li; Liu, Wing-Ki

    2012-05-10

    Self-mode locking effect in a wideband tunable graphene-based passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser has been observed experimentally. Q-switching is achieved by using graphene as a saturable absorber, while a tunable bandpass filter with a narrow bandwidth is used to obtain wideband tunability. We propose to suppress the modulation on each pulse from self-mode locking by introducing three subring resonators constructed with three 3 dB couplers into the laser ring cavity. Moreover, the laser output characteristics with respect to pump power are studied in detail. A stable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with a tunable range from 1522 nm to 1568 nm is demonstrated experimentally.

  20. Passively Q-switched nanosecond erbium-doped fiber laser with MoS(2) saturable absorber.

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    Ren, Jun; Wang, Shuxian; Cheng, Zhaochen; Yu, Haohai; Zhang, Huaijin; Chen, Yanxue; Mei, Liangmo; Wang, Pu

    2015-03-09

    Passively Q-switched nanosecond pulsed erbium-doped fiber laser based on MoS(2) saturable absorber (SA) is experimentally demonstrated. The high quality MoS(2) SA deposited on the broadband high-reflectivity mirror with a large modulation depth of 9% was prepared by pulsed laser deposition method. By inserting the MoS(2) SA into an erbium-doped fiber laser, stable Q-switched operation can be achieved with the shortest pulse width of 660 ns, the maximum pulse energy up to 152 nJ and pulse repetition rates varying from 116 to 131 kHz. The experimental results further verify that MoS(2) possesses the potential advantage for stable Q-switched pulse generation at 1.5 μm.

  1. Q-switching of an all-fiber laser by acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating

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    Delgado-Pinar, M.; Zalvidea, D.; Diez, A.; Perez-Millan, P.; Andres, M.

    2006-02-01

    We report active Q-switching of an all-fiber laser using a Bragg grating based acousto-optic modulator. Q-switching is performed by modulating a fiber Bragg grating with an extensional acoustic wave. The acoustic wave modulates periodically the effective index profile of the FBG and changes its reflection features. This allows controlling the Q-factor of the cavity. Using 1 m of 300 ppm erbium-doped fiber and a maximum pump power of 180 mW, Q-switch pulses of 10 W of peak power and 82 ns wide were generated. The pulse repetition rate of the laser can be continuously varied from few Hz up to 62.5 kHz.

  2. Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GAGG laser at 938 nm with V3+:YAG saturable absorber

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    Liu, S. D.; Zhang, B. T.; He, J. L.; Yang, H. W.; Xu, J. L.; Liu, F. Q.; Yang, J. F.; Yang, X. Q.; Huang, H. T.

    2010-10-01

    The continuous wave (CW) and passively Q-switched Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 (Nd:GAGG) laser operation at 938 nm have been realized for the first time. The maximum CW output power of 0.44 W was obtained under the absorbed pump power of 8.54 W, corresponding to the slope efficiency of 7.8% and optical-to-optical efficiency of 5.2% respectively. A V3+:YAG saturable absorber crystal with the initial transmission of 97% was used for the passive Q-switching regime. The maximum average output power of 0.19 W was achieved with the minimum pulse width of 358 ns and Q-switched repetition rate of 116 kHz. The corresponding single pulse energy and pulse peak power were determined to be 1.6 μJ and 4.6 W, respectively.

  3. Diode-Pumped Self Q-Switched and Mode-Locking Nd3+,Cr4+:YAG Laser

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    LI Chun-Yong; LI Ping-Xue; LI De-Hua; FENG Bao-Hua; FU Pan-Ming; ZHANG Zhi-Guo; ZHANG Shi-Wen

    2004-01-01

    @@ Using Nd3+,Cr4+ : YAG as a laser crystal and saturable absorber simultaneously, we obtain a self-Q-switched and mode-locking laser at 1.06 μm with straight cavity structure. Self mode-locking phenomenon was observed at an intracavity intensity of only about 2000 W/cm2. More than 90% modulation depth is achieved at an intracavity intensity of less than 3.0 × 104 W/cm2 for the first time. The Q-switched pulse width and repetition rate are found to be connected with the cavity length and the output power.

  4. Q-switched mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with a saturable Bragg reflector

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    Juan Du(杜鹃); Jingliang He(何京良); Jie Liu(刘杰); Qiuxia Jiang(姜秋霞); Sheng Liu(刘胜); Huitian Wang(王慧田)

    2004-01-01

    We demonstrated a diode-pumped passively Q-switched mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser by using a relaxed saturable Bragg reflector (SBR). Stable mode-locked pulse train with the repetition rate of ~230 MHz was achieved and the pulse train was modulated by the Q-switched envelope with the repetition rate of ~150 kHz. The maximum output of 4 W was obtained under the pump power of 13.5 W. The optical-to-optical efficiency was 30%. We also discussed the transition of each process having emerged.

  5. Q-switched mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with a saturable Bragg reflector

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    杜鹃; 何京良; 刘杰; 姜秋霞; 刘胜; 王慧田

    2004-01-01

    We demonstrated a diode-pumped passively Q-switched mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser by using a relaxed saturable Bragg reflector (SBR). Stable mode-locked pulse train with the repetition rate of ~230 MHz was achieved and the pulse train was modulated by the Q-switched envelope with the repetition rate of ~150kHz. The maximum output of 4 W was obtained under the pump power of 13.5 W. The optical-to-optical efficiency was 30%. We also discussed the transition of each process having emerged.

  6. High power CW and Q-switched operation of a diode-side-pumped Nd: YAG 1319-nm laser

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    Yunfang Wan; Kezhen Han; Yun Wang; Jingliang He

    2008-01-01

    We demonstrated the highly efficient continuous wave(CW)and Q-switched infrared laser from a diodeside-pumped Nd:YAG crystal.A CW output as high as 66 W at 1319 nm was achieved under the pump power of 460 W,corresponding to a coversion efficiency of 14.3%.A maximum average power of 8.9 W of TEM00 mode was obtained in Q-switched operation at the repetition rate of 8 kHz.The performance of the laser considering the thermal lens effect induced by pump power Was also analyzed.

  7. Multi-watt Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs output coupler

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    Ping Li(李平); Qingpu Wang(王青圃); Shichen Li(李世忱); Jie Lian(连结); Baomin Ma(马宝民); Jingliang He(何京良)

    2003-01-01

    A passively Q-switched operation of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser is demonstrated, in which a GaAs film is used as the saturable absorber as well as the output coupler. At the pump power of 10 W, a stable fundamental-mode average power output of 2.11 W was obtained with a pulse duration of 140 ns, pulse energy of 76 μJ and pulse repetition rate of 28 kHz. A theoretical analysis that describes the passive Q-switching dynamics of GaAs is presented.

  8. Linearly polarized, Q-switched Er-doped fiber laser based on reduced graphene oxide saturable absorber

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    Sobon, Grzegorz; Jagiello, Joanna; Kozinski, Rafal; Librant, Krzysztof; Zdrojek, Mariusz; Lipinska, Ludwika; Abramski, Krzysztof M

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate generation of linearly polarized pulses from a passively Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser. The cavity was designed using only polarization maintaining (PM) fibers and components, resulting in linearly polarized output beam with degree of polarization (DOP) at the level of 97.6%. Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was used as a saturable absorber for Q-switched operation. The laser was capable of delivering 1.85us pulses with 125nJ pulse energy at 115kHz repetition rate.

  9. Ytterbium-doped Q-switched fiber laser based upon manganese dioxide (MnOsub>2sub>) saturable absorber.

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    Hattori, Haroldo T; Khaleque, Abdul; Liu, Liming; Greck, Michael R

    2016-11-10

    Manganese dioxide (MnOsub>2sub>) is an abundant material that is widely used in many devices, such as alkaline batteries. At infrared frequencies, MnOsub>2sub> is lossy and strongly absorbs light. These characteristics make MnOsub>2sub> a potential candidate as a low-cost saturable absorber in Q-switched lasers. In this paper, we examine the performance of MnOsub>2sub> as a saturable absorber in an ytterbium-doped Q-switched fiber laser: we show that it can produce pulses with durations ranging from 300 to 1800 ns.

  10. An acousto-optic Q-switched fiber laser using China-made double-cladding fiber

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    Hongming Zhao; Qihong Lou; Jun Zhou; Fangpei Zhang; Jingxing Dong; Yunrong Wei; Libo Li; Zhijiang Wang

    2007-01-01

    @@ A simple laser-diode pumped acoustic-optic Q-switched fiber laser is reported by using China-made largemode-area ytterbium-doped fiber. Q-switched pulses with a beam quality factor of M2 ≈ 2 and several hundred nanoseconds pulse duration are achieved at the repetition rate of 1 - 50 kHz. When the repetition rate is 1 kHz, the pulse energy is 0.93 mJ with the pulse duration of 132 ns. Meanwhile, the profile of laser pulses shows some mode-locking phenomena, the mechanism of the phenomena is discussed.

  11. Diode-side-pumped, passively Q-switched Yb:LuAG laser

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    Kaskow, Mateusz; Galecki, Lukasz; Jabczynski, Jan K.; Skorczakowski, Marek; Zendzian, Waldemar; Sulc, Jan; Nemec, Michal; Jelinkova, Helena

    2015-10-01

    A high-gain, diode-side-pumped Yb:LuAG slab laser was designed and investigated for use at room temperature. Pumping occurred from a fast-axis collimated 2D laser diode stack emitting at a wavelength of 970 nm, with 0.8 J over a duration of 0.8 ms. The pump scheme, which enabled efficient mode matching and high gain, was analysed and experimentally verified for different dopant levels. An energy of 100 mJ with 23% slope efficiency in a near fundamental mode was achieved in the free-running regime. A peak power of 2.5 MW and a pulse energy of 10.1 mJ were demonstrated in passive Q-switching by means of a Cr:YAG saturable absorber with 39% initial transmission. The study defined the indications for optimizing such a system.

  12. Effect of Q-switched Laser Surface Texturing of Titanium on Osteoblast Cell Response

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    Voisey, K. T.; Scotchford, C. A.; Martin, L.; Gill, H. S.

    Titanium and its alloys are important biomedical materials. It is known that the surface texture of implanted medical devices affects cell response. Control of cell response has the potential to enhance fixation of implants into bone and, in other applications, to prevent undesired cell adhesion. The potential use of a 100W Q-switched YAG laser miller (DMG Lasertec 60 HSC) for texturing titanium is investigated. A series of regular features with dimensions of the order of tens of micrometers are generated in the surface of titanium samples and the cell response to these features is determined. Characterisation of the laser milled features reveals features with a lengthscale of a few microns superposed on the larger scale structures, this is attributed to resolidification of molten droplets generated and propelled over the surface by individual laser pulses. The laser textured samples are exposed to osteoblast cells and it is seen that cells do respond to the features in the laser textured surfaces.

  13. Wavelength Spacing Tunable, Multiwavelength Q-switched Fiber Laser Mode-locked by Graphene Oxide

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    Gao, Lei

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate a wavelength spacing tunable, multiwavelength Q-switched mode-locked fiber laser (QML) based on a fiber taper deposited with graphene oxide. The operation of the laser can be understood in terms of the formation of bunches of QMLs which possess small temporal intervals, and multiwavelength spectra are generated due to the Fourier transformation. We find that the temporal spacing of the QMLs is highly sensitive to the pump power, and as a result, the wavelength spacing can be easily tuned by varying the pump power. Our experimental laser provides a wavelength spacing tuning range from ~0.001 nm to 0.145 nm with a pump power variation less than 10 mW. The laser could be developed into a low lost wavelength spacing tunable optical source for a wide range of applications, such as spectroscopy, microwave/terahertz signal generation, optical metrology, optical communications and sensing.

  14. Q-Switched Operation with Carbon-Based Saturable Absorbers in a Nd:YLF Laser

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available We have numerically studied the influence of the absorption modulation depth of carbon-based saturable absorbers (graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs on the Q-switched regime of a diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. A short-length cavity was used with an end mirror on which CNTs or mono- or bi-layer graphene were deposited, forming a saturable absorber mirror (SAM. Using a standard model, the generated energy per pulse was calculated, as well as the pulse duration and repetition rate. The results show that absorbers with higher modulation depths, i.e., graphene, deliver higher energy pulses at lower repetition rates. However, the pulse duration did not have a monotonic behavior and reaches a minimum for a given low value of the modulation depth typical of CNTs.

  15. Natural Gas Engine Performance Ignited by a Passively Q-Switched Microlaser

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    Bihari, Bipin; Biruduganti, Munidhar; Gupta, Sreenath

    2015-04-01

    A robust end pumped, passively Q-switched, air-cooled, microlaser was designed and prototyped to yield a 1064 nm pulsed laser output of 21 mJ/P with a pulse width of 4.2 ns FWHM. This microlaser was coupled to a standard laser plug carrying a sapphire lens with 13 mm back focal length. This assembly was tested in a natural gas fueled single-cylinder engine, and in one cylinder of a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. Single cylinder engine tests showed extension of the lean ignition limit which enabled an efficiency improvement of 0.2% while meeting emission regulations. The tests conducted in the 6-cylinder engine showed highly improved ignition stability.

  16. Diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YLF laser at 1313 nm

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    Xu, Shan; Gao, Shufang; Zheng, Chunyan

    2016-06-01

    In this letter, we describe the operation of an end-pumped acousto-optic Q-switched Nd:YLF laser. According to the theoretical analysis and calculation for Nd:YLF crystal, the thermal focal length of σ-polarized laser is positive in plane-parallel resonator, while that of π-polarized laser is negative. Hence laser operation at σ-polarized 1313 nm should be stable in plane-parallel cavity. When absorbed pump power is 12.45 W and the pulse repetition frequency is 10 kHz, 3.1 W output laser at 1313 nm is achieved. As a result, the optical-optical conversion efficiency is 25.4 % and slope efficiency is 31.2 %, respectively.

  17. Response of nevus of Ota to Q-switched alexandrite laser according to treatment interval

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    Zhong Lu(卢忠); Junpang Chen(陈军庞); Xiasheng Wang(王侠生); Lihua Fang(方丽华); Sheng Jiao(焦圣); Wen Huang(黄雯)

    2003-01-01

    In order to determine the appropriate treatment interval, 267 patients who underwent 3 sessions oftreatment with Q-switched alexandrite laser were divided into 4 groups according to treatment interval,and their clinical responses were compared. Among them, 187 were asked about the process of pigmentfading. Moreover, light and transmission electron microscopy were performed. It was noted that theclinical response of the 5 - 6 month interval group was significantly better than that of the 3 - 4 monthgroup, but showed no significant difference from that of the 7 - 8 or ≥ 9 month group. 80.21% ofinvestigated patients stated that marked pigment fading could no longer be observed 7 months afterirradiation. 4 months after irradiation, the degenerated melanosomes and cell debris were still scatteredamong collagen fibers, scavenged gradually by macrophage. In conclusion, an appropriate treatmentinterval is 5 - 6 months.

  18. A high repetition rate passively Q-switched microchip laser for controllable transverse laser modes

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    Dong, Jun; Bai, Sheng-Chuang; Liu, Sheng-Hui; Ueda, Ken-Ichi; Kaminskii, Alexander A.

    2016-05-01

    A Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser for versatile controllable transverse laser modes has been demonstrated by adjusting the position of the Nd:YVO4 crystal along the tilted pump beam direction. The pump beam diameter-dependent asymmetric saturated inversion population inside the Nd:YVO4 crystal governs the oscillation of various Laguerre-Gaussian, Ince-Gaussian and Hermite-Gaussian modes. Controllable transverse laser modes with repetition rates over 25 kHz and up to 183 kHz, depending on the position of the Nd:YVO4 crystal, have been achieved. The controllable transverse laser beams with a nanosecond pulse width and peak power over hundreds of watts have been obtained for potential applications in optical trapping and quantum computation.

  19. High average power Q-switched 1314 nm two-crystal Nd:YLF laser

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    Botha, RC

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available . 40, No. 4 / OPTICS LETTERS High average power Q-switched 1314 nm two-crystal Nd:YLF laser R. C. Botha,1,2,* W. Koen,3 M. J. D. Esser,3,4 C. Bollig,3,5 W. L. Combrinck,1,6 H. M. von Bergmann,2 and H. J. Strauss3 1HartRAO, P.O. Box 443..., Krugersdorp, 1740 South Africa 2Stellenbosch University, P/Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 South Africa 3National Laser Centre, CSIR, PO Box 395, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa 4Formerly at CSIR, now at Heriot-Watt University, EH14 4AS Edinburgh, UK 5Formerly at CSIR...

  20. Laser Cleaning Using Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser of Low Carbon Steel Alloys

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper represents the efforts to achieve the laser cleaning process of low carbon steel alloys AISI1005 and AISI1012 with 0.65 mm and 1 mm thickness, respectively. The cleaning experiments were performed with a Q-switched Nd:YAG nanosecond laser at wavelengths of 1064 nm and 532 nm. The parameters that have been selected for the present work are peak power which varies as 5, 15, 30, 40, and 50 MW and pulse repetition rate which varies from 1 to 6 Hz by 1 Hz increment. Effects of these parameters on the microstructure and the mechanical properties of the two alloys have been realized. Also predicted results of analytical model regarding the depth were compared with the experimental results which show a good agreement between both.

  1. Experimental investigation on CFRP milling by low power Q-switched Yb:YAG laser source

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    Genna, S.; Tagliaferri, F.; Papa, I.; Leone, C.; Palumbo, B.

    2016-05-01

    In the present study, laser milling of CFRP plate by means of a 30W Q-Switched Yb:YAG fiber laser is investigated through statistical analysis. Milling tests were performed at the nominal power changing the pulse power; the scanning speed, the hatch distance and the released energy. Design of Experiments (DoE) and ANalysis Of VAriance (ANOVA) were applied with the aim to improve the process performances in term of material removal rate and heat affected zone extension. The results show that, the adopted laser is an effective solution for the CFRP milling. Moreover, adopting an accurate approach to the problem, process variability and material damages can be easily reduced.

  2. Q-switched laser removal of tattoos: a clinical and spectroscopic investigation of the mechanism

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    Siomos, Konstadinos; Bailey, Raymond T.; Cruickshank, Frank R.; Murphy, Michael

    1996-01-01

    The liquid phase spectra of tatoo pigments are shown to be unreliable as a basis for mechanistic deductions. The reflectance spectra of the solids from 2000 nm to 500 nm (5000 to 20,000 cm-1) are shown to accurately assess the relative loss of laser light for different pigments and to be useful in examining these to check for similarities in the pigments. The absorbance differences between the pigments are shown to be largely irrelevant in assessing the ease of tatoo removal by laser radiation of a variety of wavelengths. A multiphoton absorption mechanism with its concomitant shock wave is proposed to be responsible for the reduction of pigment particles to small sizes which the lymph system can remove. The different behavior of blue and green tattoos, treated by Q-switched ruby and Nd:YAG lasers, is attributed to the particle aggregation size of the pigments in the tattoo.

  3. Tattoo removal by Q-switched yttrium aluminium garnet laser: client satisfaction.

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    Hutton Carlsen, K; Esmann, J; Serup, J

    2017-05-01

    Tattoo removal by Q-switched yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) lasers is golden standard; however, clients' satisfaction with treatment is little known. To determine clients' satisfaction with tattoo removal. One hundred and fifty-four tattoo removal clients who had attended the private clinic 'Centre for Laser Surgery', Hellerup, Denmark, from 2001 to 2013 completed a questionnaire concerning outcome expectations, level of pain experiences and satisfaction with tattoo removal. The laser surgeon and his team were blinded from data handling. The study design included a minimum 2-year postlaser treatment observation period from 2013 to 2015. Overall, clients were satisfied with their laser treatment; 85% assessed their treatment and results to be acceptable to superb, while 15% assessed their treatment and results to be inferior to unacceptable. Effectiveness relative to colour of tattoo on a scale from 0 (no effect) to 10 (complete removal) scored a mean of blue 9.5, black 9.4, yellow 8.9, red 8.8 and green 6.5. Clients were dissatisfied with green pigment remnants, which could mimic bruising. One hundred and twenty-nine clients (84%) experienced moderate to extreme pain during treatment. Twenty-eight (20%) developed minor scarring. There were many reasons for tattoo removal; e.g. stigmatisation (33%), conspicuousness (29%) and poor artistic quality (22%). One hundred and two clients had expected complete removal of tattoos without a blemish, expectations that were only partly fulfilled. During the treatment period, clients adjusted expectations and adapted more realistic views of outcomes. The majority of clients were satisfied with Q-switched YAG laser removal of tattoos despite high pretreatment expectations which were only partly met. The study supports YAG lasers for tattoo removal as acceptable therapy of today, with room for new approaches. © 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

  4. High repetition rate passively Q-switched fiber and microchip lasers for optical resolution photoacoustic imaging

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    Shi, Wei; Utkin, Ilya; Ranasinghesagara, Janaka; Pan, Lei; Godwal, Yogesh; Kerr, Shaun; Zemp, Roger J.; Fedosejevs, Robert

    2010-02-01

    Optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy is a novel imaging technology for visualizing optically-absorbing superficial structures in vivo with lateral spatial resolution determined by optical focusing rather than acoustic detection. Since scanning of the illumination spot is required, the imaging speed is limited by the scanning speed and the laser pulse repetition rate. Unfortunately, lasers with high-repetition rate and suitable pulse durations and energies are difficult to find. We are developing compact laser sources for this application. Passively Q-switched fiber and microchip lasers with pulse repetition rates up to 300 kHz are demonstrated. Using a diode-pumped microchip laser fiber-coupled to a large mode-area Yb-doped fiber amplifier we obtained 60μJ 1-ns pulses at the frequency-doubled 532-nm wavelength. The pulse-repetition rate was determined by the power of the microchip laser pump source at 808nm and may exceed 10 kHz. Additionally, a passively Q-switched fiber laser utilizing a Yb-doped double-cladding fiber and an external saturable absorber has shown to produce 250ns pulses at repetition rates of 100-300 KHz. A photoacoustic probe enabling flexible scanning of the focused output of these lasers consisted of a 45-degree glass prism in an optical index-matching fluid. Photoacoustic signals exiting the sample are deflected by the prism to an ultrasound transducer. Phantom studies with a 7.5-micron carbon fiber demonstrate the ability to image with optical rather than acoustic resolution. We believe that the high pulse-repetition rates and the potentially compact and fiber-coupled nature of these lasers will prove important for clinical imaging applications where realtime imaging performance is essential.

  5. Studies on Nd∶YAG Single-pass Amplifiers for High-power Q-switched Laser System

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    CAO Sansong(曹三松); ZHANG Xiangyang(张向阳); HUANG Yanlin(黄燕琳); LI Guangrong(李光荣); SU Xinzhi(苏心智)

    2002-01-01

    The output of Nd∶YAG single-pass laser amplifiers is studied analytically and experimentally. Methods of analysis for single-pass Nd∶YAG laser amplifier are presented. A flashlamp-pumped Q-switched Nd∶YAG oscillator/amplifier laser system has been developed with the average output power of 121.5 W.

  6. Tunable Q-switched thulium-doped Fiber Laser using multiwall carbon nanotube and Fabry-Perot Etalon filter

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    Ahmad, H.; Muhamad, A.; Sharbirin, A. S.; Samion, M. Z.; Ismail, M. F.

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, we demonstrate an electro-tunable Thulium-doped Fiber Laser (TDFL) using a voltage-controlled Fabry-Perot Etalon (FPE) filter with passive Q-switching capability, obtained by using a multi-walled carbon-nanotube (MWCNT) thin-film as a saturable absorber (SA). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a wavelength-tunable Q-switched TDFL using an FPE filter. The tunable TDFL has a wavelength-tuning range of 41.95 nm, from 1965.40 nm up to 2007.35 nm. Q-switching operation starts at a pump power of 94.72 mW and destabilizes at a maximum input pump power of 146.39 mW. By varying the pump power, the repetition rate and the pulse width can be tuned with a maximum tuning range of 15.5 kHz and 7.0 μs respectively. The laser also has a maximum pulse energy of 82.6 nJ and a peak power of 27.52 mW. The use of the MWCNT thin-film as an SA generates a stable Q-switching operation, which is verified by its relatively high signal-to-noise ratio at a value of 55.0 dB.

  7. Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser with piezoelectric transducer-based PS-CFBG

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    Wu, Liangying; Pei, Li; Wang, Jianshuai; Li, Jing; Ning, Tigang; Liu, Shuo

    2016-09-01

    In this letter, a Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring laser (EDFRL) with piezoelectric transducer (PZT)-based phase shift chirped fiber Bragg grating (PS-CFBG) has been proposed and demonstrated first. As known, the phase shift can be induced and wiped periodically by applying a modulation signal on the PZT. This makes it possible for the PZT-based PS-CFBG to be used in Q-switched EDFRL. To verify the performance of this Q-switched EDFRL system, some theoretical analyses and experiments have been performed. It is found that, when the PZT is modulated by a signal with frequencies of 1 and 2 kHz, pulse widths of the Q-switched pulse train are 19.8 μs and 15.6 μs, respectively. Besides, the corresponding pulse energies are 1.16 μJ (1 kHz) and 1.91 μJ (2 kHz) with a pump power of 90 mW.

  8. Two side liquid-cooled and passively Q-switched disk oscillator with nanosheets in flowing CCl4

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    Nie, Rongzhi; She, Jiangbo; Li, Dongdong; Li, Fuli; Peng, Bo

    2016-09-01

    A passively Q-switched and two side liquid-cooled Nd:YAG disk oscillator is demonstrated, which is operated at a pump pulse width of 300 μs and a pump repetition rate of 10 Hz. The coolant flows over the two large surfaces of the disk and will be passed through by laser beam, so it can also serve as a saturable absorber. For the unmodulated laser, the pure CCl4 was employed as coolant and a plane output mirror of 15 % transmission was employed. The maximum output energy of 795 mJ is realized corresponding to the optical-optical efficiency of 27.4 % and the slope efficiency of 30 %; for the graphene Q-switched laser, the CCl4 with graphene nanosheets was employed as coolant and a plane output mirror of 40 % transmission was employed. The maximum output energy of 376 mJ is realized corresponding to the optical-optical efficiency of 13 % and the slope efficiency of 18 %. The maximum average Q-switching repetition rate is 385 kHz, and the minimum average pulse width is 116 ns; for the MoS2 Q-switched laser, the CCl4 with MoS2 nanosheets was employed as coolant and a plane output mirror of 30 % transmission was employed. The maximum output energy of 486 mJ is realized corresponding to the optical-optical efficiency of 17 % and the slope efficiency of 22 %.The maximum average Q-switching repetition rate is 470 kHz, and the minimum average pulse width is 137 ns.

  9. Treatment of nasal ala nodular congenital melanocytic naevus with carbon dioxide laser and Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

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    Zeng, Ying; Ji, Chenyang; Zhan, Kui; Weng, Weili

    2016-11-01

    Total excision of congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) is not always feasible. We here present our experience of using carbon dioxide laser and Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser to treat nodular CMN of the nasal ala. Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and/or carbon dioxide laser were used to treat eight cases of nasal ala nodular CMN. Carbon dioxide laser was utilized to ablate all visible melanocytic tissue within one session. Ablation was performed so as to reproduce the original anatomical contours as closely as possible. Recurrences were treated in the same way. Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was also used to irradiate all target lesions to achieve the desired end point within one session. The intervals between treatments were at least 8 weeks. Recurrence of melanocytic tissue, scar formation, pigmentation, depigmentation, and the degree of patient satisfaction were recorded at every visit. Two of the eight patients were treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Although, the lesion lightened in one of them, the hyperplastic tissue persisted. Eventually, these two patients, along with the remaining six patients, were successfully treated with a carbon dioxide laser. We recommend carbon dioxide laser treatment for nodular nasal CMN. This simple treatment does not involve skin flap transplantation and has good cosmetic outcomes. Although Q-switched Nd:YAG laser does lighten some nasal nodular CMNs, it does not eradicate the hyperplastic tissue, and is therefore not an effective treatment for nodular nasal CMN.

  10. Treatment of pigmentary disorders in patients with skin of color with a novel 755 nm picosecond, Q-switched ruby, and Q-switched Nd:YAG nanosecond lasers: A retrospective photographic review.

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    Levin, Melissa Kanchanapoomi; Ng, Elise; Bae, Yoon-Soo Cindy; Brauer, Jeremy A; Geronemus, Roy G

    2016-02-01

    Laser procedures in skin of color (SOC) patients are challenging due to the increased risk of dyspigmentation and scarring. A novel 755 nm alexandrite picosecond laser has demonstrated effectiveness for tattoo removal and treatment of acne scars. No studies to date have evaluated its applications in pigmentary disorders. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of the picosecond alexandrite laser compared to the current standard treatment, Q-switched ruby and neodynium (Nd):YAG nanosecond lasers, for pigmentary disorders in SOC patients. A retrospective photographic and chart evaluation of seventy 755 nm alexandrite picosecond, ninety-two Q-switched frequency doubled 532 nm and 1,064 nm Nd:YAG nanosecond, and forty-seven Q-switched 694 nm ruby nanosecond laser treatments, in forty-two subjects of Fitzpatrick skin types III-VI was conducted in a single laser specialty center. The picosecond laser was a research prototype device. Treatment efficacy was assessed by two blinded physician evaluators, using a visual analog scale for percentage of pigmentary clearance in standard photographs. Subject assessment of efficacy, satisfaction, and adverse events was performed using a questionnaire survey. The most common pigmentary disorder treated was Nevus of Ota (38.1%), followed by solar lentigines (23.8%). Other pigmentary disorders included post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, congenital nevus, café au lait macule, dermal melanocytosis, Nevus of Ito, and Becker's nevus. Clinical efficacy of the Q-switched nanosecond lasers and picosecond laser treatments were comparable for lesions treated on the face with a mean visual analog score of 2.57 and 2.44, respectively, corresponding to approximately 50% pigmentary clearance. Subject questionnaires were completed in 58.8% of the picosecond subjects and 52.0% of the Q-switched subjects. Eighty four percent of subjects receiving Q-switched nanosecond laser treatments and 50% of the

  11. Gene expression profiling of melanocytes following Q-Switched Ruby laser irradiation.

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    Hafner, Christian; Stempfl, Thomas; Bäumler, Wolfgang; Hohenleutner, Ulrich; Landthaler, Michael; Vogt, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    The Q-switched Ruby laser (QSRL) is used for the treatment of pigmented lesions. The influence of QSRL treatment on gene expression of nontransformed primary melanocytes has not been addressed in vitro. We investigated the gene expression profile of melanocytes following QSRL irradiation. Primary melanocytes were irradiated with the QSRL (694 nm). Early and late transcriptional effects were analyzed using the Affymetrix gene array platform. Laser irradiation of melanocytes had minor effects on mRNA expression. We found only 31 out of 14,500 genes which were at least twofold up- or downregulated. The differential expression of heme oxygenase 1 and galanin in QSRL-treated melanocytes was additionally confirmed by real-time RT-PCR. Analysis of a selection of 36 genes which are known to be associated with malignant melanoma development and progression revealed no significantly aberrant expression in the QSRL-treated melanocytes. Our study shows that QSRL treatment of primary melanocytes in vitro does not cause major alterations of global gene expression and particularly of genes associated with malignant melanoma. However, since QSRL treatment may have different effects on gene expression of melanocytic cells in vivo, further studies are required to evaluate QSRL treatment of (nevo-) melanocytic lesions. (c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  12. High-power passively Q-switched Nd:KGW laser pumped at 877 nm

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    Huang, K.; Ge, W. Q.; Zhao, T. Z.; Feng, C. Y.; Yu, J.; He, J. G.; Xiao, H.; Fan, Z. W.

    2016-06-01

    In this work, we demonstrate, for the first time, a high-power passively Q-switched Ng-cut Nd3+:KGd(WO4)2/Cr4+:YAG laser pumped at 877 nm. The maximum average output power of ~1.6 W is obtained at the pump power of 5.22 W, when a saturable absorber with 98 % of initial transmission is used. The corresponding pulse energy is up to 16 µJ. The maximum pulse energy of 25.3 µJ is achieved at a repetition rate of 59 kHz, by employing a saturable absorber with 95 % of initial transmission. The corresponding pulse width and average output power are 89.0 ns and 1.5 W, respectively. A careful cavity design and a good thermal management ensure nearly TEM00 output with M 2 ≤ 1.22 within the whole range of operation in both N p and N m directions at 877 nm pump.

  13. Water content contribution in calculus phantom ablation during Q-switched Tm:YAG laser lithotripsy.

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    Zhang, Jian J; Rajabhandharaks, Danop; Xuan, Jason Rongwei; Wang, Hui; Chia, Ray W J; Hasenberg, Tom; Kang, Hyun Wook

    2015-01-01

    Q-switched (QS) Tm:YAG laser ablation mechanisms on urinary calculi are still unclear to researchers. Here, dependence of water content in calculus phantom on calculus ablation performance was investigated. White gypsum cement was used as a calculus phantom model. The calculus phantoms were ablated by a total 3-J laser pulse exposure (20 mJ, 100 Hz, 1.5 s) and contact mode with N=15 sample size. Ablation volume was obtained on average 0.079, 0.122, and 0.391  mm3 in dry calculus in air, wet calculus in air, and wet calculus in-water groups, respectively. There were three proposed ablation mechanisms that could explain the effect of water content in calculus phantom on calculus ablation performance, including shock wave due to laser pulse injection and bubble collapse, spallation, and microexplosion. Increased absorption coefficient of wet calculus can cause stronger spallation process compared with that caused by dry calculus; as a result, higher calculus ablation was observed in both wet calculus in air and wet calculus in water. The test result also indicates that the shock waves generated by short laser pulse under the in-water condition have great impact on the ablation volume by Tm:YAG QS laser.

  14. Development of monolith Nd:YAG /Cr+4:YAG passively Q-switched microchip laser

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    Izhnin, Ihor; Vakiv, Mykola; Izhnin, Aleksandr; Syvorotka, Igor; Ubizskii, Sergii; Syvorotka, Ihor, Jr.

    2005-09-01

    The main features of passively Q-switched microchip lasers development are considered. The active medium of laser is an epitaxial structure combining an epitaxial layer of saturable absorber Cr4+:Y3Al5O12 (Cr:YAG) grown on substrate of generating crystal Nd:YAG by liquid phase epitaxy. The modulator layer has an initial optical absorption of 36 cm-1 at wavelength of lasing (1064 nm). The epitaxial layer grown on unworking side was mechanically removed and this substrate side was optically polished. The other one was processed precisely to needed thickness. The cavity's mirrors were deposited by electron beam technique directly on each side of the structure to form a rugged, monolithic resonator. Diode laser Model ATC-C4000 with lasing wavelength 808 nm provided the CW end pumping. The output pulses parameters were investigated by means of test bench consisting of photoelectric transducer FEK-15 and Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope TDS 5052B. The obtained laser parameter are as follows: pulse width (FWHM) about 1.3 ns, repetition rate 5.5 kHz, average output power about 10 mW, pulse energy 1.0 μJ, pick power 1.2 kW. The possible solutions for laser parameter improving and optimization are discussed.

  15. Simulation of medical Q-switch flash-pumped Er:YAG laser

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    Wang Yanlin; Huang Chuyun; Yao Yucheng; Zou Xiaolin, E-mail: Wangyanlin0@126.com, E-mail: chuyunh@163.com, E-mail: yyuch@soho.com, E-mail: zouxiaol@126.com [Physics school, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China 430068 (China)

    2011-01-01

    Er: YAG laser, the wavelength is 2940nm, can be absorbed strongly by water. The absorption coefficient is as high as 13000 cm{sup -1}. As the water strong absorption, Erbium laser can bring shallow penetration depth and smaller surrounding tissue injury in most soft tissue and hard tissue. At the same time, the interaction between 2940nm radiation and biological tissue saturated with water is equivalent to instantaneous heating within limited volume, thus resulting in the phenomenon of micro-explosion to removal organization. Different parameters can be set up to cut enamel, dentin, caries and soft tissue. For the development and optimization of laser system, it is a practical choice to use laser modeling to predict the influence of various parameters for laser performance. Aim at the status of low Erbium laser output power, flash-pumped Er: YAG laser performance was simulated to obtain optical output in theory. the rate equation model was obtained and used to predict the change of population densities in various manifolds and use the technology of Q-switch the simulate laser output for different design parameters and results showed that Er: YAG laser output energy can achieve the maximum average output power of 9.8W under the given parameters. The model can be used to find the potential laser systems that meet application requirements.

  16. Multiparameter bifurcations and mixed-mode oscillations in Q-switched CO2 lasers.

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    Doedel, Eusebius J; Pando L, Carlos L

    2014-05-01

    We study the origin of mixed-mode oscillations and related bifurcations in a fully molecular laser model that describes CO2 monomode lasers with a slow saturable absorber. Our study indicates that the presence of isolas of periodic mixed-mode oscillations, as the pump parameter and the cavity-frequency detuning change, is inherent to Q-switched CO2 monomode lasers. We compare this model, known as the dual four-level model, to the more conventional 3:2 model and to a CO2 laser model for fast saturable absorbers. In these models, we find similarities as well as qualitative differences, such as the different nature of the homoclinic tangency to a relevant unstable periodic orbit, where the Gavrilov-Shilnikov theory and its extensions may hold. We also show that there are isolas of periodic mixed-mode oscillations in a model for CO2 lasers with modulated losses, as the pump parameter varies. The coarse-grained bifurcation diagrams of the periodic mixed-mode oscillations in these models suggest that these oscillations belong to similar classes.

  17. Accidental bilateral Q-switched neodymium laser exposure: treatment and recovery of visual function

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    Zwick, Harry; Stuck, Bruce E.; Dunlap, Weldon; Scales, David K.; Lund, David J.; Ness, James W.

    1998-05-01

    A 21 year old female was accidentally exposed in both eyes when she looked into the 10 cm exit aperture of a military laser designator emitting 1064 nm q-switched (30 ns) pulses at a 10 pulse per second rate. Steroid therapy (methylprednisolone sodium succinate) was initiated within 6 hours post exposure. Initial ophthalmoscopic observation revealed small contained macular hemorrhages in each eye. Fluorescein angiography (FA) showed minimal leakage. Visual acuity was 20/100 and 20/60 in OD and OS respectively. Contrast sensitivity in both eyes was depressed across all spatial frequencies by more than 1.5 log units. At four weeks post exposure, no significant macular scarring was apparent and visual acuity returned to 20/25 in both eyes. Contrast sensitivity had improved to normal levels with a peak at 3 cycles/degree. At one year post exposure, visual acuity was 20/13 in both eyes and measures of contrast sensitivity were within normal limits. During the course of recovery, the patient's fixation shifted from a slightly superior temporal site back to the central foveal region. The foveal lesion sites were still evident by ophthalmoscopy and Amsler grid measurements but were deemed functional when the patient placed small targets generated by the scanning laser ophthalmoscope in the lesion site for discrimination. This outcome indicates remarkable recovery of visual function and suggests that early administration of steroids may assist in preserving the natural neural recovery process of the photoreceptor matrix by minimizing intraretinal scar formation.

  18. Light and electron microscopic analysis of tattoos treated by Q-switched ruby laser

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    Taylor, C.R.; Anderson, R.R.; Gange, R.W.; Michaud, N.A.; Flotte, T.J. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (USA))

    1991-07-01

    Short-pulse laser exposures can be used to alter pigmented structures in tissue by selective photothermolysis. Potential mechanisms of human tattoo pigment lightening with Q-switched ruby laser were explored by light and electron microscopy. Significant variation existed between and within tattoos. Electron microscopy of untreated tattoos revealed membrane-bound pigment granules, predominantly within fibroblasts and macrophages, and occasionally in mast cells. These granules contained pigment particles ranging from 2-in diameter. Immediately after exposure, dose-related injury was observed in cells containing pigment. Some pigment particles were smaller and lamellated. At fluences greater than or equal to 3 J/cm2, dermal vacuoles and homogenization of collagen bundles immediately adjacent to extracellular pigment were occasionally observed. A brisk neutrophilic infiltrate was apparent by 24 h. Eleven days later, the pigment was again intracellular. Half of the biopsies at 150 d revealed a mild persistent lymphocytic infiltrate. There was no fibrosis except for one case of clinical scarring. These findings confirm that short-pulse radiation can be used to selectively disrupt cells containing tattoo pigments. The physial alteration of pigment granules, redistribution, and elimination appear to account for clinical lightening of the tattoos.

  19. Scaling output energy in a diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched laser with a flat-flat resonator

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    Tang, C. Y.; Huang, Y. J.; Liang, H. C.; Chen, Y. F.; Su, K. W.

    2017-01-01

    The spatial and temporal behaviors in a diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched laser with a flat-flat resonator are systematically explored as a function of the cavity length. A Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG miniature laser is experimentally used to show that the scale-up of the pulse energy without the higher-order transverse modes can be practically realized by optimizing the cavity length as a function of the pump size. A theoretical analysis is performed to confirm the experimental results. The extracavity second harmonic generation is experimentally conducted to demonstrate the usefulness of the laser design. PACS number(s): 42.60.Gd Q-switching; 42.55.Xi Diode-pumped lasers; 42.55.-f Lasers; 42.65.Sf Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatiotemporal dynamics.

  20. Thermal, spectral properties and Q-switched laser operation of Nd:SrLaAlO4 crystal

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    Liu, Shande; Dong, Lulu; Zhang, Xiao; Yao, Yongping; Xu, Yan; Ren, Tingqi; Zheng, Lihe; Su, Liangbi; Berkowski, Marek

    2017-02-01

    The thermal and spectral properties of a Nd:SrLaAlO4 (Nd:SLA) crystal were systematically studied, including thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion, specific heat, thermal conductivity, polarized absorption and emission spectra. Both continuous-wave (CW) and passively Q-switched Nd:SLA laser operations were investigated. The maximum CW output power of 3.54 W was obtained at 1.077 μm, corresponding to an optical-to-optical efficiency of 46.4%. In the passively Q-switched regime, the maximum average power, pulse repetition rate, and shortest pulse width were 1.8 W, 113 kHz, and 12.6 ns, respectively. All the results indicate that the Nd:SLA crystal is a highly efficient gain medium for laser applications.

  1. WS2 as a saturable absorber for ultrafast photonic applications of mode-locked and Q-switched lasers

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    Wu, Kan; Wang, Jun; Li, Xing; Chen, Jianping

    2014-01-01

    Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, especially the transition metal sulfide semiconductors, have drawn great interests due to their potential applications in viable photonic and optoelectronic devices, such as saturable absorbers (SAs) and optical switches, etc. In this work, tungsten disulfide (WS2) based SA for ultrafast photonic applications was demonstrated. WS2 nanosheets were prepared using liquid-phase exfoliation method and embedded in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) thin film for the practical usage. Saturable absorption was observed in the WS2-PVA SA at the telecommunication waveband near 1550 nm. By incorporating WS2-PVA SA into a fiber laser cavity, both stable mode locking operation and Q-switching operation were achieved. In the mode locking operation, the laser obtained femtosecond output pulse width and high spectral purity in the radio frequency spectrum. In the Q-switching operation, the laser had tunable repetition rate and output pulse energy of a few tens of nano joule. Our findings suggest that ...

  2. 20-kHz watt-level green laser with LGS crystal electro-optic Q-switch

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    Hao Tang; Xiaolei Zhu; Junqing Meng; Huaguo Zang

    2009-01-01

    A diode-end-pumped electro-optic(EO)Q-switched green laser operating at the repetition rate of 20 kHz is reported.A block of La3Ga5SiO14(LGS)single crystal is used as a Q-switch and the type I phasematching LiB3O5(LBO)is used as the nonlinear crystal in the second harmonic generation.The 2.3-W average power of 532-nm green laser is obtained at the repetition rate of 20 kHz with the pulse width as short as 10 ns.When the output power is about 1.5 W,the measured power fluctuation is less than 1.4% (root-mean-square,RMS)with the beam quality factor of M2 < 2 in both orthogonal directions.

  3. Dual-wavelength synchronously Q-switched solid-state laser with multi-layered graphene as saturable absorber.

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    Zhao, Yongguang; Li, Xianlei; Xu, Miaomiao; Yu, Haohai; Wu, Yongzhong; Wang, Zhengping; Hao, Xiaopeng; Xu, Xinguang

    2013-02-11

    Using multilayered graphene as the saturable absorber (SA), Nd:LYSO crystal as the laser material, we demonstrated a laser-diode (LD) pumped, dual-wavelength passively Q-switched solid-state laser. The maximum average output power is 1.8 W, the largest pulse energy and highest peak power is 11.3 μJ, 118 W, respectively. As we have known, they are the best results for passively Q-switched operation of graphene. The pulse laser is strong enough to realize extra-cavity frequency conversions. With a KTP crystal as the sum-frequency generator, the dual wavelengths are proved to be well time overlapped, which manifests the synchronous modulation to the dual-wavelength with multi-layered graphene.

  4. Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using evanescent field interaction with gold-nanosphere based saturable absorber.

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    Fan, Dengfeng; Mou, Chengbo; Bai, Xuekun; Wang, Shaofei; Chen, Na; Zeng, Xianglong

    2014-07-28

    We demonstrate an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) using a gold-nanosphere (GNS) based saturable absorber (SA) with evanescent field interaction. Using the interaction of evanescent field for fabricating SAs, long nonlinear interaction length of evanescent wave and GNSs can be achieved. The GNSs are synthesized from mixing solution of chloroauricacid (HAuCl4) and sodium citrate by the heating effects of the microfiber's evanescent field radiation. The proposed passively Q-switched EDFL could give output pulses at 1562 nm with pulse width of 1.78 μs, a repetition rate of 58.1 kHz, a pulse energy of 133 nJ and a output power of 7.7 mW when pumped by a 980 nm laser diode of 237 mW.

  5. Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser at C-band region based on WS₂ saturable absorber.

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    Ahmad, H; Ruslan, N E; Ismail, M A; Reduan, S A; Lee, C S J; Sathiyan, S; Sivabalan, S; Harun, S W

    2016-02-10

    We demonstrate a Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using tungsten disulfide (WS₂) as a saturable absorber. The WS₂ is deposited onto fiber ferrules using a drop-casting method. Passive Q-switched pulses operating in the C-band region with a central wavelength of 1560.7 nm are successfully generated by a tunable pulse repetition rate ranging from 27.2 to 84.8 kHz when pump power is increased from 40 to 220 mW. At the same time, the pulse width decreases from a maximum value of 3.84 μs to a minimum value of 1.44 μs. The signal-to-noise ratio gives a stable value of 43.7 dB. The modulation depth and saturation intensity are measured to be 0.99% and 36.2  MW/cm², respectively.

  6. Active Q-switching in an erbium-doped fiber laser using an ultrafast silicon-based variable optical attenuator.

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    Chang, You Min; Lee, Junsu; Jhon, Young Min; Lee, Ju Han

    2011-12-19

    Presented herein is the use of an ultrafast Si-based variable optical attenuator (VOA) as a Q-switch for rare earth-doped fiber lasers. The ultrafast VOA is based on a forward-biased p-i-n diode integrated with a ridge waveguide, which was originally designed and optimized for WDM channel power equalization in optical communication systems. By incorporating a Si-based VOA with a transient time of ~410 ns into an erbium-doped fiber-based Fabry-Perot cavity it has been shown that stable Q-switched pulses possessing a temporal width of less than ~86 ns can be readily obtained at a repetition rate of up to ~1 MHz. The laser's peak power of ~38 W is shown to be obtainable at 20 kHz with a slope efficiency of ~21%.

  7. Analysis of a new structure Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on fiber grating loop mirror

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    Cai, Haiwen; Xia, Jiangzhen; Chen, Gaoting; Fang, Zujie; Kim, Insoo S.; Kim, Yohee

    2001-10-01

    In this paper a new structure all fiber Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser by using all-fiber wavelength selective intensity modulator based on fiber grating loop mirror (FGLM) was reported. This Q-switched scheme not only modulates loss of the cavity but also selects wavelength. Stable optical pulse with 3 dB linewidth of 0.07 nm, pulse width of 1.4 microsecond(s) , average power of 14.2 mW, and peak power of 1.267 W at 80 mW pump power and 8 KHz repetition rates was obtained in experiments. The generation of single laser pulses and its stability were discussed.

  8. Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using Fe3O4-nanoparticle saturable absorber

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    Bai, Xuekun; Mou, Chengbo; Xu, Luxi; Wang, Shaofei; Pu, Shengli; Zeng, Xianglong

    2016-04-01

    We experimentally demonstrate passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) operation using a saturable absorber (SA) based on Fe3O4 nanoparticles (FONPs). As a type of transition metal oxide, the FONPs have a large nonlinear optical response and fast response time. The FONP-based SA possesses a modulation depth of 8.2% and nonsaturable absorption of 56.6%. Stable passively Q-switched EDFL pulses with an output pulse energy of 23.76 nJ, a repetition rate of 33.3 kHz, and a pulse width of 3.2 µs were achieved when the input pump power was 110 mW. The laser features a low threshold pump power of ∼15 mW.

  9. Treatment of gunpowder traumatic tattoo by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser: an unusual adverse effect.

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    Fusade, T; Toubel, G; Grognard, C; Mazer, J M

    2000-11-01

    The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser can completely eliminate traumatic tattoos. We report the results of the unsuccessful removal of traumatic tattoos among three patients with dermal inclusions of gunpowder who were shot at close range. Treatment was tried in each patient with a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at a medium fluence (4-6 J/cm2). During treatment of our patients, each pulse provoked sparks and the immediate formation of bleeding trans- epidermal pits. After the healing process was completed, we observed poxlike scars and the spreading of pigments in the skin around the initial points of the tattoo. We hypothesize that the rapid transfer of high-energy pulses to powder particles creates microexplosions of these fragments resulting in cavitation and provoking transepidermal holes and subsequent scars. This adverse effect was only produced if the tattoo resulted from gun powder being shot at a short distance from the skin.

  10. Passively Q-switched diode-pumped Cr4+:YAG/Nd3+:GdVO4 monolithic microchip laser

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    Forget, S; Balembois, F; Georges, P; Landru, N; Feve, J P; Lin, J; Weng, Z; Forget, Sebastien; Druon, Frederic; Balembois, Francois; Georges, Patrick; Landru, Nicolas; Feve, Jean Philippe; Lin, Jiali; Weng, Zhiming

    2006-01-01

    the realization of high repetition rate passively Q-switched monolithic microlaser is a challenge since a decade. To achieve this goal, we report here on the first passively Q-switched diode-pumped microchip laser based on the association of a Nd:GdVO4 crystal and a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber. The monolithic design consists of 1 mm long 1% doped Nd:GdVO4 optically contacted on a 0.4 mm long Cr4+:YAG leading to a plano-plano cavity. A repetition rate as high as 85 kHz is achieved. The average output power is approximately 400 mW for 2.2 W of absorbed pump power and the pulse length is 1.1 ns.

  11. Laboratory model for the study and treatment of traumatic tattoos with the Q-switched ruby laser

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    Silverman, Richard T.; Lach, Elliot

    1994-09-01

    The outcome of laser tattoo removal is dependent on the type of laser and characteristics of the tattoo. A rabbit model was developed to study the Q-switched ruby laser in the treatment of traumatic tattooing. On the backs of white New Zealand rabbits, three 3 cm patches were dermabraded and dressed with carbon black and antibiotic ointment. After a healing period of eight weeks, pre-treatment biopsies were obtained, and the rabbits were treated with the Q- switched ruby laser at various fluence settings with a pulse width of 34 nsec. At set intervals, further biopsies were obtained and studied with light and electron microscopic analysis, and photodocumentation was performed. Grossly, clearance of the tattooed areas was noted in the laser treated specimens. More effective clearance was observed with higher fluence treatment. No infections occurred, and hair regrowth was noted in all cases, though the rate seemed to be altered by laser treatment.

  12. CONTROL OF LASER RADIATION PARAMETERS: Passive laser Q switches made of glass doped with oxidised nanoparticles of copper selenide

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    Yumashev, K. V.

    2000-01-01

    Passive Q switching of Nd3+:YAG (λ = 1060 nm) and YAlO3:Nd3+ (1340 nm) lasers, as well as of an Er3+ (1540 nm) glass laser was realised by using glass doped with oxidised nanoparticles of copper selenide. Nonlinear optical properties of the nanoparticles (radius of 25 nm) in a glass matrix were studied by the picosecond absorption spectroscopy technique.

  13. Self-Mode-Locking in a Diode-Pumped Self-Q-Switched Nd3+,Cr4+:YAG Laser

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    杨林; 冯宝华; 张治国; Volker Gaebler; 刘百宁; Hans J. Eichler; 张世文

    2002-01-01

    We report for the first time on the observation of self-mode-locking in a diode pumped self-Q-switched (SQS)Nd3+,Cr4+ : YA G laser. This phenomenon results from significant excited state absorption of the Cr4+ ions in theco-doped host during the SQS laser pulses. The self-mode-locking occurs already slightly above the SQS laserthreshold. Experiments using relatively low saturable intensity achieved a modulation depth of more than 40%.

  14. Melanin index in assessing the treatment efficacy of 1064 nm Q switched Nd-Yag laser in nevus of Ota

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    Gomathy Sethuraman

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Q-switched neodymium-yttrium aluminium-garnet (Q switched Nd-Yag laser has been used in the treatment of nevus of Ota in all skin types with variable success rate. Data with an objective assessment parameter to this laser treatment is lacking. Objective: To evaluate the utility of melanin index in assessing the treatment response and also determine the efficacy and safety of the Q-switched Nd-Yag laser (1064-nm in the treatment of nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin types IV and V. Materials and Methods: A total of 35 patients treated with Nd-Yag laser were studied. The objective improvement (pigment clearance was determined by melanin index from two fixed points: A1, 2 cm below the pupil at the mid pupillary line (when the gaze is fixed; A2, the most prominent part of zygoma. The melanin index in these two areas was recorded as M1 and M2, respectively. The subjective clinical improvement was determined by the physician and the patient global assessment score. Results: The mean baseline melanin indices M1 and M2 were 59.54 ± 9.72 and 59.02 ± 9.16, respectively. At the last visit the mean M1 and M2 decreased to 53.8 ± 8.55 (P 50% pigment clearance. Conclusion: The melanin index, a simple non-invasive parameter is useful in assessing the treatment response more objectively. The 1064-nm Q-switched Nd-Yag laser offers good improvement in patients with nevus of Ota in darker skin types IV/V.

  15. Melanin Index in Assessing the Treatment Efficacy of 1064 nm Q Switched Nd-Yag Laser in Nevus of Ota

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    Sethuraman, Gomathy; Sharma, Vinod K; Sreenivas, Vishnubhatla

    2013-01-01

    Background: Q-switched neodymium-yttrium aluminium-garnet (Q switched Nd-Yag) laser has been used in the treatment of nevus of Ota in all skin types with variable success rate. Data with an objective assessment parameter to this laser treatment is lacking. Objective: To evaluate the utility of melanin index in assessing the treatment response and also determine the efficacy and safety of the Q-switched Nd-Yag laser (1064-nm) in the treatment of nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin types IV and V. Materials and Methods: A total of 35 patients treated with Nd-Yag laser were studied. The objective improvement (pigment clearance) was determined by melanin index from two fixed points: A1, 2 cm below the pupil at the mid pupillary line (when the gaze is fixed); A2, the most prominent part of zygoma. The melanin index in these two areas was recorded as M1 and M2, respectively. The subjective clinical improvement was determined by the physician and the patient global assessment score. Results: The mean baseline melanin indices M1 and M2 were 59.54 ± 9.72 and 59.02 ± 9.16, respectively. At the last visit the mean M1 and M2 decreased to 53.8 ± 8.55 (P 50% pigment clearance. Conclusion: The melanin index, a simple non-invasive parameter is useful in assessing the treatment response more objectively. The 1064-nm Q-switched Nd-Yag laser offers good improvement in patients with nevus of Ota in darker skin types IV/V. PMID:24470713

  16. Gold nanorods saturable absorber for Q-switched Nd:GAGG lasers at 1 μm

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    Feng, Chao; Liu, Mingyi; Li, Yanbin; Gao, Xuejian; Kang, Zhe; Qin, Guanshi; Jia, Zhitai; Tao, Xutang; Song, Teng; Dun, Yangyang; Bai, Fen; Li, Ping; Wang, Qingpu; Fang, Jiaxiong

    2017-03-01

    A gold nanorod saturable absorber has been synthesized by the seed-mediated growth method characterized in detail. The absorption peak wavelength was 1080 nm, and the modulation depth was measured to be 9%. The performance of its Q-switched Nd:GAGG lasers at 1061 and 1106 nm has been systematically investigated, respectively. The corresponding shortest pulsewidths were 250 and 480 ns. Our experiment results proved that the GNR-SA is a promising saturable absorber for nanosecond bulk lasers.

  17. Microstructure and mechanical changes induced by Q-Switched pulse laser on human enamel with aim of caries prevention

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    Apsari, R.; Pratomo, D. A.; Hikmawati, D.; Bidin, N.

    2016-03-01

    This study was conducted to determine the effect of Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser energy dose to human enamel caries. The specifications of Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser as followed: wavelength of 1064 nm and 6 ns pulse width. Caries enamel samples taken from human teeth molars of 17-35 ages and the type of media caries. Energy doses used in this study were 723.65 mJ/cm2, 767.72 mJ/cm2, and 1065.515 mJ/cm2; 5 Hz repetition rate, and 20 second exposure time. Samples characterized the surface morphology and the percentage of constituent elements, especially calcium/phosphorus (Ca/P) with FESEM-EDAX. The fraction volume and crystallinity percentage of hydroxyapatite (HA) with XRD and hardness value using Vickers Microhardness Test. The results indicated that exposure of Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser on enamel caries resulting cracks, holes, and melt due to plasma production effects in the surface. Plasma production effect also resulted in micro properties such as percentage of Ca/P was close to normal, the fraction volume and crystallinity percentage of HA went up but did not change the crystal structure (in terms of the lattice structure). The hardness value also rose as linear as exposure energy dose caused by phototermal effect. Based on the results, Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser can be used as contactless drill dental caries replacement candidate with the additional therapy effect such as localized caries in order to avoid the spread, the ratio of Ca/P approaching healthy teeth, the fraction volume and crystallinity percentage of HA rose and established stronger teeth with peak energy dose 1065.515 mJ/cm2.

  18. LD end-pumped acousto-optic Q-switched 1319 nm/1338 nm dual-wavelength Nd:YAG laser

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    Wu, C. T.; Yu, M.; Wang, C.; Yu, K.; Yu, Y. J.; Chen, X. Y.; Jin, G. Y.

    2016-10-01

    Laser characteristics of acousto-optic Q-switched operation of 1319 nm/1338 nm dual-wavelength composite Nd:YAG laser were studied. Maximum output power of 5.77 W was achieved in CW operation. Under Q-switched operation, the maximum peak power of 3.96 kW and minimum pulse width of 65.6 ns was obtained at repetition frequency of 20 kHz with the duty ratio of 96%. The influence of the duration of the ultrasonic field acted on the Q-switch to the output characteristics of dual-wavelength composite Nd:YAG laser had been reported first time.

  19. Active Q-switching of a fiber laser using a modulated fiber Fabry-Perot filter and a fiber Bragg grating

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    Martínez Manuel, Rodolfo; Kaboko, J. J. M.; Shlyagin, M. G.

    2016-02-01

    We propose and demonstrate a simple and robust actively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber ring cavity laser. The Q-switching is based on dynamic spectral overlapping of two filters, namely a fiber Bragg grating-based filter and a fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter. Using 3.5 m of erbium-doped fiber and a pump power of only 60 mW, Q-switched pulses with a peak power of 9.7 W and a pulse duration of 500 ns were obtained. A pulse repetition rate can be continuously varied from a single shot to a few KHz.

  20. Q-switching and mode-locking pulse generation with graphene oxide paper-based saturable absorber

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    Sulaiman Wadi Harun

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Q-switched and mode-locked erbium-doped fibre lasers (EDFLs are demonstrated by using non-conductive graphene oxide (GO paper as a saturable absorber (SA. A stable and self-starting Q-switched operation was achieved at 1534.4 nm by using a 0.8 m long erbium-doped fibre (EDF as a gain medium. The pulse repetition rate changed from 14.3 to 31.5 kHz, whereas the corresponding pulse width decreased from 32.8 to 13.8 µs as the pump power increased from 22 to 50.5 mW. A narrow spacing dual-wavelength Q-switched EDFL could also be realised by including a photonics crystal fibre and a tunable Bragg filter in the setup. It can operate at a maximum repetition rate of 31 kHz, with a pulse duration of 7.04 µs and pulse energy of 2.8 nJ. Another GOSA was used to realise mode-locked EDFL in a different cavity consisting of a 1.6 m long EDF in conjunction with 1480 nm pumping. The laser generated a soliton pulse train with a repetition rate of 15.62 MHz and pulse width of 870 fs. It is observed that the proposed fibre lasers have a low pulsing threshold pump power as well as a low damage threshold.

  1. Passively Q-switched ytterbium-doped ScBO3 laser with black phosphorus saturable absorber

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    Lu, Dazhi; Pan, Zhongben; Zhang, Rui; Xu, Tianxiang; Yang, Ruilong; Yang, Bingchao; Liu, Zhongyuan; Yu, Haohai; Zhang, Huaijin; Wang, Jiyang

    2016-08-01

    We demonstrate a passively Q-switched Yb3+-doped ScBO3 bulk laser using a black phosphorous (BP) saturable absorber, a two-dimensional semiconductor. The response spectra of BP show that it is suitable as a universal switcher in the spectral range from the visible to midinfrared band. Considering the saturable absorption properties of BP and emission properties of Yb3+-doped crystals, the passively Q-switched bulk laser pulses were realized with the Yb3+:ScBO3 crystal as a gain material and a fabricated BP sample as a Q-switcher. Because of the large energy storage capacity of Yb3+:ScBO3, the maximum output energy is obtained to be 1.4 μJ, which is comparable with the previous reported maximum energy of graphene Q-switched lasers. The obtained results identify the potential capability of BP as a pulse modulator in bulk lasers, and BP plays an increasingly important role in a wide range of its applications, including photonics and optoelectronics.

  2. Passively Q-switched and mode-locked erbium doped fiber laser based on N-doped graphene saturable absorber

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    Ahmad, H.; Aidit, S. N.; Ooi, S. I.; Rezayi, M.; Tiu, Z. C.

    2017-10-01

    A passively Q-switched and mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on a nitrogen-doped graphene saturable absorber is demonstrated. The N-doped graphene based saturable absorber has a modulation depth of 37.88% and a saturation intensity of 0.016 73 MW cm‑2. By integrating the N-doped graphene saturable absorber into the laser cavity, a stable Q-switched operation with a centre wavelength of 1561.1 nm is obtained with a pulse energy of up to 29.0 nJ. As the pump power increases, the Q-switching operation transits into a mode-locking operation. The mode-locking operation is achieved with a centre wavelength of 1560 nm, a pulse width of 0.98 ps, a repetition rate of 28.5 MHz and a signal to noise ratio of up to 40 dB in the RF spectrum.

  3. High-power Q-switched erbium-ytterbium codoped fiber laser using multiwalled carbon nanotubes saturable absorber

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    Ab Razak, Mohd Zulhakimi; Saleh, Zatul Saliza; Ahmad, Fauzan; Anyi, Carol Livan; Harun, Sulaiman W.; Arof, Hamzah

    2016-10-01

    Due to an enormous potential of pulsed lasers in applications such as manufacturing, metrology, environmental sensing, and biomedical diagnostics, a high-power and stable Q-switched erbium-ytterbium codoped double-clad fiber laser (EYDFL) incorporating of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) saturable absorber (SA) made based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with a 3∶2 ratio is demonstrated. The SA was fabricated by mixing a dilute PVA solution with an MWCNTs homogeneous solution. Subsequently, the mixture was sonicated and centrifuged to produce a homogeneous suspension that was left to dry at room temperature to form the MWCNTs-PVA film. The SA was formed by inserting the film between a pair of FC/PC fiber connectors. Then, it was integrated into the EYDFL's ring cavity, which uses a 5-m-long erbium-ytterbium codoped fiber (EYDF). The lasing threshold for the Q-switched EYDFL was at 330 mW. At the maximum available pump power of 900 mW, the proposed EYDFL produced Q-switched pulses with a repetition rate of 74.85 kHz, pulsewidth of ˜3.6 μs, and an average output power of about 5 mW. The maximum energy per pulse of ˜85 nJ was obtained at pump power of ˜700 mW with peak power of 21 mW.

  4. Tunable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on curved multimode fiber and graphene oxide saturable absorber

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    Ahmad, H.; Zulkifli, A. Z.; Thambiratnam, K.

    2017-05-01

    A tunable Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using a singlemode-multimode-singlemode fiber structure as a wavelength tuning filter and a graphene oxide saturable absorber is proposed and demonstrated. The system allows the Q-switched laser to be tuned between the wavelengths of 1550.78 nm and 1560.62 nm, giving a tuning range of 9.84 nm. At a Q-switched laser wavelength of 1552.75 nm, a repetition rate of 39.1 kHz and pulse width of 3.6 µs, as well as an average output power of 1.32 mW and pulse energy of 33.8 nJ at a maximum pump power of 79 mW are obtained. Radio frequency analysis shows an average signal-to-noise ratio of 38.8 dB across the measured operating wavelengths, confirming that the system is stable and reliable, with small pulse width and intensity fluctuations.

  5. Mechanically deposited tungsten disulfide saturable absorber for low-threshold Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser

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    Lau, K. Y.; Latif, A. A.; Abu Bakar, M. H.; Muhammad, F. D.; Omar, M. F.; Mahdi, M. A.

    2017-08-01

    In this paper, we report a Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser incorporating tungsten disulfide (WS2) as the saturable absorber. A direct mechanical deposition technique using a scotch tape is employed to place the WS2 powder onto the tip of a fiber ferrule. Several runs of mechanical extraction are performed to reduce the thickness of WS2 powder on the fiber tip. The fabricated WS2 saturable absorber exhibits a saturation intensity of 548.6 MW/cm2, modulation depth of 4.1% and non-saturable loss of 67.8%. A ring cavity erbium-doped fiber laser integrating the WS2 saturable absorber yields continuous wave lasing and Q-switching threshold at pump power of 10 and 12.7 mW, respectively. This Q-switching pump power threshold is the lowest to the best of the authors' knowledge. The proposed technique of direct mechanical deposition is inexpensive, significantly faster and simpler compared to previously reported methods.

  6. A Filmy Black-Phosphorus Polyimide Saturable Absorber for Q-Switched Operation in an Erbium-Doped Fiber Laser

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    Tianxian Feng

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available We demonstrate an erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by a black-phosphorus polyimide film. The multi-layer black-phosphorus (BP nanosheets were prepared via a liquid exfoliation approach exploiting N-methylpyrrolidone as the dispersion liquid. By mixing the BP nanosheets with polyimide (PI, a piece of BP–PI film was obtained after evaporating the mixture in a petri dish. The BP–PI saturable absorber had a modulation depth of 0.47% and was inserted into an erbium-doped fiber laser to realize passive Q-switched operations. The repetition rate of the Q-switched laser increased from 5.73 kHz to 31.07 kHz when the laser pump was enhanced from 31.78 mW to 231.46 mW. Our results show that PI is an excellent host material to protect BP from oxidation, and the BP–PI film can act as a promising nonlinear optical device for laser applications.

  7. Multilayer graphene for Q-switched mode-locking operation in an erbium-doped fiber laser

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    Wang, Zhiteng; Zhu, Shou-En; Chen, Yu; Wu, Man; Zhao, Chujun; Zhang, Han; Janssen, G. C. A. M.; Wen, Shuangchun

    2013-07-01

    We report the laser operation of Q-switched mode-locking (QML) in an erbium-doped fiber laser by using a multilayer graphene saturable absorber (SA), which consists of 22-layer of graphene fabricated by the chemical vapor deposition method. Based on our balanced twin detector measurement, the graphene sample is confirmed to show a saturable intensity of 3.375 MW/cm2 and an absolute modulation depth of 40.27%. It is demonstrated that this graphene SA can readily produce high quality QML pulses. At the pump power of 391.9 mW, the stable mode-locked pulse train with the Q-switched envelope repetition rate of 16.98 kHz and the envelope width of 13.84 μs are achieved. The maximal main pulse peak power can reach up to 35.89 W. This verifies that the multilayer graphene can be still applied as an effective saturable absorber for passively Q-switched mode-locked operation.

  8. A Filmy Black-Phosphorus Polyimide Saturable Absorber for Q-Switched Operation in an Erbium-Doped Fiber Laser.

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    Feng, Tianxian; Mao, Dong; Cui, Xiaoqi; Li, Mingkun; Song, Kun; Jiang, Biqiang; Lu, Hua; Quan, Wangmin

    2016-11-11

    We demonstrate an erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by a black-phosphorus polyimide film. The multi-layer black-phosphorus (BP) nanosheets were prepared via a liquid exfoliation approach exploiting N-methylpyrrolidone as the dispersion liquid. By mixing the BP nanosheets with polyimide (PI), a piece of BP-PI film was obtained after evaporating the mixture in a petri dish. The BP-PI saturable absorber had a modulation depth of 0.47% and was inserted into an erbium-doped fiber laser to realize passive Q-switched operations. The repetition rate of the Q-switched laser increased from 5.73 kHz to 31.07 kHz when the laser pump was enhanced from 31.78 mW to 231.46 mW. Our results show that PI is an excellent host material to protect BP from oxidation, and the BP-PI film can act as a promising nonlinear optical device for laser applications.

  9. Role of Q-switched ND:YAG laser in nevus of Ota: A study of 25 cases

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    Shivangi Sharma

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nevus of Ota is common condition in Indian patients. The condition is more common in females, with a male-female ratio of 1:4.8. Aim : To evaluate long-term efficacy safety and stability of Q-switched ND:YAG laser in treatment of Nevus of Ota. Design: 6 month follow-up of patients of Nevus of Ota, treated with Q-switched ND:YAG laser Materials and Methods : Twenty-five patients of Nevus of Ota were treated with Q-switched ND:YAG laser for a period of 1 year and 9 months; patient had fitzpatricks skin type 4 and 5; detailed history, clinical examination, ophthalmoscopy, and otoscopy was done in all cases; clinical photographs were taken before and after the completion of treatments. Six-month follow-up was done after the last session. Response to treatment was graded based on physician′s global assessment. Result : More than 70% improvement was seen in 15 patients (60%. Eight patients (32% had moderate and two patients (8% showed mild improvement.

  10. Q-switched thulium-doped fibre laser operating at 1900 nm using multi-walled carbon nanotubes saturable absorber

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    Norazlina Saidin

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Simple, low-cost and stable passive Q-switched thulium-doped fibre lasers (TDFLs operating at 1892.4 and 1910.8 nm are demonstrated using 802 and 1552 nm pumping schemes, respectively, in conjunction with a multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs saturable absorber (SA. The MWCNTs composite is prepared by mixing the MWCNTs homogeneous solution into a dilute polyvinyl alcohol (PVA polymer solution before it is left to dry at room temperature to produce thin film. Then the film is sandwiched between two FC/PC fibre connectors and integrated into the laser cavity for Q-switching pulse generation. The pulse repetition rate of the TDFL configured with 802 nm pump can be tuned from 3.8 to 4.6 kHz, whereas the corresponding pulse width reduces from 22.1 to 18.3 μs as the pump power is increased from 187.3 to 194.2 mW. On the other hand, with 1552 nm pumping, the TDFL generates optical pulse train with a repetition rate ranging from 13.1 to 21.7 kHz with a pulse width of 11.5–7.9 μs when the pump power is tuned from 302.2 to 382.1 mW. A higher performance Q-switched TDFL is expected to be achieved with the optimisation of the MWCNT-SA saturable absorber and laser cavity.

  11. Q-switched fibre laser using 21 cm Bismuth-erbium doped fibre and graphene oxide as saturable absorber

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    Ahmad, Harith; Zulkifli, Ahmad Zarif; Kiat, Yap Yuen; Harun, Sulaiman Wadi

    2014-01-01

    A compact, Q-switched fibre laser is proposed and demonstrated using a compact Bismuth-based erbium doped fibre (Bi-EDF) together with a Graphene Oxide (GO) Saturable Absorber (SA). The 21 cm long Bi-EDF has an erbium dopant concentration of 6300 ppm with absorption rates of about 83 and 133 dB/m at 1480 and 1530 nm. The SA is fabricated from graphene flakes dissolved in water, forming a GO film that is sandwiched between two FC/PC connectors. The Q-switched Bi-EDF laser has an Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) spectrum of 120 nm, stretching from 1490 to 1610 nm and a Q-switching threshold power of about 65 mW. At the maximum pump power of 118 mW, the pulses are generated with an average output power and pulse energy of 0.11 mW and 4.3 nJ, with a repetition rate and pulse width of 27.2 kHz and 7.7 μs. The output can be tuned over the amplified spontaneous emission spectrum with an average peak power of about -16.8 dBm, and observation under a radio frequency spectrum analyser shows a highly stable output at 21.8 kHz. The proposed Bi-EDF laser will have substantial uses in applications requiring short and stable pulses such as rangefinding and sensing.

  12. Diode array pumped, non-linear mirror Q-switched and mode-locked Nd : YVO4 laser – a good tool for powder SHG measurement

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    P K Datta; Chandrajit Basu; S Mukhopadhyay; S K Das; G K Samanta; Antonio Agnesi

    2004-11-01

    A non-linear mirror consisting of a lithium triborate crystal and a dichroic output coupler are used to mode-lock (passively) an Nd : YVO4 laser, pumped by a diode laser array. The laser can operate both in cw mode-locked and simultaneously Q-switched and mode-locked (QML) regime. The peak power of the laser while operating in QML regime is much higher but pulses suffers from poor amplitude stability. The incorporation of an acousto-optic modulator as an active Q-switch enhances the stability of the QML pulse envelope. The second-order non-linearity of powdered crystalline urea is conclusively measured with respect to KDP while the laser is operating in passively Q-switched and passively mode-locked regime as well as in actively Q-switched and passively mode-locked regime.

  13. Simultaneous Q-switching and Frequency-doubling by a Single KTP Crystal in a Diode-pumped Nd: YVO4 Laser

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    CHEN Fei; HUO Yujing; HE Shufang; FENG Lichun

    2000-01-01

    The interrelation between the phase matching condition for second harmonic generation (SHG) and the electro-optic Q-switching in KTP was numerically analyzed. A diode-pumped Q-switched Nd: YVO4/KTP green laser was reported, where the KTP crystal was simultaneously used as both an electrooptic Q-switcher and a frequency-doubling crystal in type Ⅱ phase matching.Compared with the conventional frequency-doubling and Q-switching configuration, low loss and high efficiency characteristics were realized by using a single KTP crystal. The Q-switched green laser pulse with a peak power of 762 W and a pulse width of 12 ns was obtained with 1 W pump power.

  14. A Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser for controllable high-order Hermite-Gaussian modes

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    Dong, Jun; He, Yu; Bai, Sheng-Chuang; Ueda, Ken-ichi; Kaminskii, Alexander A.

    2016-09-01

    A nanosecond, high peak power, passively Q-switched laser for controllable Hermite-Gaussian (HG) modes has been achieved by manipulating the saturated inversion population inside the gain medium. The stable HG modes are generated in a Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser by applying a tilted pump beam. The asymmetrical saturated inversion population distribution inside the Nd:YVO4 crystal for desirable HG modes is manipulated by choosing the proper pump beam diameter and varying pump power. A HG9,8 mode passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser with average output power of 265 mW has been obtained. Laser pulses with a pulse width of 7.3 ns and peak power of over 1.7 kW working at 21 kHz have been generated in the passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser.

  15. Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser

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    Nieuwenhuis, Ab F.; Lee, Chris J.; Slot, van der Peter J.M.; Gross, Petra; Boller, Klaus-Jochen; Powers, Peter E.

    2007-01-01

    We generate mid-infrared pulsed light tunable between 5.6 μm and 6.6 μm using an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) directly pumped by a Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG, Q -switched laser operating at 2.1 μm. The Holmium laser uses a RTP Q -switch to produce pulses shorter than 100 ns and energies of up to 42 mJ in a

  16. Passively Q-switched Er,Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 laser with single-walled carbon nanotube based saturable absorber

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    Gorbachenya, K. N.; Kisel, V. E.; Yasukevich, A. S.; Prudnikova, M. B.; Maltsev, V. V.; Leonyuk, N. I.; Choi, S. Y.; Rotermund, F.; Kuleshov, N. V.

    2017-03-01

    We demonstrate a passively Q-switched Er,Yb:GdAl3(BO3)4 diode-pumped laser emitting near 1.5 µm. By using a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) as a saturable absorber, Q-switched laser pulses with energy of 0.8 µJ and duration of 130 ns at a maximum repetition rate of 500 kHz were obtained at 1550 nm.

  17. Mid-Infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser

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    Nieuwenhuis, Albert F.; Lee, Christopher James; van der Slot, Petrus J.M.; Gross, P.; Boller, Klaus J.; Powers, Peter E.

    2007-01-01

    We generate mid-infrared pulsed light tunable between 5.6 μm and 6.6 μm using an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) directly pumped by a Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG, Q -switched laser operating at 2.1 μm. The Holmium laser uses a RTP Q -switch to produce pulses shorter than 100 ns and energies of up to 42 mJ in a

  18. Short pulse diode-pumped Tm:YAG slab laser electro-optically Q-switched by RbTiOPO4 crystal

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    Jin, Lin; Liu, Pian; Huang, Haitao; Liu, Xuan; Shen, Deyuan

    2016-10-01

    In this paper, a laser diode end pumped RbTiOPO4 (RTP) electro-optically Q-switched Tm:YAG slab laser was demonstrated. Stable Q-switched pulse with the shortest pulse width of 58 ns and an average output power of 7.5 W were realized at the repetition rate of 1 KHz, corresponding to the slope efficiency of 21.7%.

  19. Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation: comparison of 3 Q-switched lasers to reverse its effects

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    Nisar MS

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Mahrukh S Nisar,1 Karthik Iyer,1 Robert T Brodell,2 Jenifer R Lloyd,3 Thuzar M Shin,3 Asad Ahmad4 1Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA; 2Division of Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA; 3Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA; 4Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH, USA Abstract: Minocycline is a tetracycline derivative antibiotic commonly prescribed for acne, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin disorders. Minocycline turns black when oxidized, leading to discoloration of the skin, nails, bulbar conjunctiva, oral mucosa, teeth, bones, and thyroid gland. Hyperpigmentation has been reported after long-term minocycline therapy with at least 100 mg/day. Three types of minocycline-induced cutaneous hyperpigmentation can result. Type I is the most common, and is associated with blue-black discoloration in areas of previous inflammation and scarring. Type II most commonly affects the legs and is characterized by blue-gray pigmentation of previously normal skin. Type III is the least common and is characterized by diffuse muddy-brown discoloration predominantly on sun exposed skin. Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation may be cosmetically disfiguring and prompt identification is essential. Without treatment, symptoms may take several months, to years to resolve, after discontinuation of the drug. However, the pigmentation may never completely disappear. In fact, there have been few reports of complete resolution associated with any therapeutic intervention. We report a case of a patient on long-term minocycline therapy utilized as an anti-inflammatory agent to control symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, which led to minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation of the face. To remove the blue-gray cutaneous deposits, 3 Q-switched lasers (Neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG 1064 nm, Alexandrite 755 nm, and Ruby 694 nm were used in test areas. The Alexandrite 755 nm

  20. Comparison of clinical efficacy and complications between Q-switched alexandrite laser and Q-switched Nd:YAG laser on nevus of Ota: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Yu, Panxi; Yu, Nanze; Diao, Wenqi; Yang, Xiaonan; Feng, Yongqiang; Qi, Zuoliang

    2016-04-01

    Although the application of Q-switched lasers on nevus of Ota (OTA) is well demonstrated, debates about clinical option between Q-switched alexandrite laser (QSA) and Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNY) still remain. This systematic review and meta-analysis estimated the overall successful rate of OTA pigment clearance and complication rate of QSA and QSNY and evaluated which laser could produce a better result. English articles evaluating pigment clearance and complications of QSA and/or QSNY on OTA were screened through predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria and analyzed. The successful rate of pigment clearance and complication rate of QSA and QSNY were respectively calculated using a random-effects or fixed-effects model, depending on the heterogeneity of the included studies. The successful rate and complication rate of QSA and QSNY were compared statistically. Of the 140 articles searched, 13 met inclusion criteria. Totally, 2153 OTA patients treated by QSA and 316 patients treated by QSNY were analyzed. In QSA and QSNY groups, respectively, the successful rate of OTA pigment clearance was 48.3% (95% confidence interval (CI) 19.9-76.8%) and 41% (95% CI 9.7-72.2%), while the complication rate was 8.0% (95% CI 3.9-12.2%) and 13.4% (95% CI 7.7-19.0%). When compared with QSNY, QSA had a significantly higher successful rate (P = 0.017), and a lower complication rate (P = 0.000). According to this review, QSA may surpass QSNY in treatment for OTA as it had a superior successful rate of pigment clearance and a lower complication rate than QSNY did.

  1. Corneal shrinkage induced by nonmechanical Q-switched erbium:YAG laser trephination for penetrating keratoplasty in porcine eyes.

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    Stojkovic, Milenko; Seitz, Berthold; Küchle, Michael; Langenbucher, Achim; Viestenz, Arne; Viestenz, Anja; Hofmann-Rummelt, Carmen; Naumann, Gottfried O H

    2003-08-01

    To assess the degree of corneal diameter shrinkage induced by Q-switched mid-infrared laser corneal trephination for penetrating keratoplasty in an experimental model. Corneal trephination was performed in 80 enucleated porcine eyes fixed in a holder centered on an automated globe rotation device, by Q-switched (2.94 microm) Er:YAG laser along open masks. Four types of masks were used to protect the underlying corneal tissue: metal masks (donor and recipient) and ceramic masks (donor and recipient). Two spot diameters (0.65 mm and 0.96 mm) were combined with two energy settings (40 mJ/pulse and 50 mJ/pulse) for each of the masks used. Repetition rate was fixed at 5 Hz. Diameters of donor buttons/recipient beds (horizontal and vertical) were measured immediately after the trephination and compared to the given mask size. Minimum corneal shrinkage was found in the recipient metal mask group (mean +/- SD=0.3+/-0.4%) with 50 mJ pulse energy and 0.65 mm spot diameter (in the horizontal diameter), while the maximum shrinkage (5.3+/-2.8%) was found in the donor metal mask group with 50 mJ pulse energy and 0.96 mm spot diameter. Corneal shrinkage was less pronounced in recipient beds than in donor buttons (P0.05). Mean induced corneal diameter discrepancies between the donor button and the recipient bed (with metal and ceramic masks) were 2.5% and 2.5% in vertical diameter and 3.4% and 2.4% in horizontal diameter. The Q-switched Er:YAG laser experimental corneal trephination for penetrating keratoplasty may induce minor degrees of corneal diameter shrinkage in donor buttons and recipient openings. Oversizing of donor masks by 0.25-0.35 mm (i.e. 3-4% of graft size) may be a valid option to avoid refractive consequences.

  2. Spatially-temporal dynamics of a passively Q-switched Raman-active solid-state oscillator

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    Kalashnikov, V L; Yumashev, K V

    2009-01-01

    The spatially-temporal model of an all-solid-state passively Q-switched oscillator with an active medium providing the stimulated Raman scattering is presented. The model does not presume a Gaussian shape of the cylindrically symmetric modes at both fundamental and Stokes wavelengths. It is found, that the highly-nontrivial spatially-temporal dynamics can be regularized by the optimal choice of the oscillator parameters, viz. initial transmission of a saturable absorber, curvature of a spherical mirror, and output mirror transmission at the fundamental and Stokes wavelengths. As a result, the pulse can be substantially temporally squeezed and spatially broadened at both fundamental and Stokes wavelengths.

  3. Compact, Passively Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser for the MESSENGER Mission to the Planet Mercury

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    Krebs, Danny J.; Novo-Gradac, Anne-Marie; Li, Steven X.; Lindauer, Steven J.; Afzal, Robert S.; Yu, Antony

    2004-01-01

    A compact, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been developed for the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) instrument which is an instrument on the MESSENGER mission to the planet Mercury. The laser achieves 5.4 percent efficiency with a near diffraction limited beam. It has passed all space flight environmental tests at system, instrument, and satellite integration. The laser design draws on a heritage of previous laser altimetry missions, specifically ISESAT and Mars Global Surveyor; but incorporates thermal management features unique to the requirements of an orbit of the planet Mercury.

  4. Passive Q-switching of diode-pumped Yb:YAG microchip laser with ion-implanted GaAs

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    Yonggang Wang(王勇刚); Xiaoyu Ma(马骁宇); Bin Zhong(钟斌); Desong Wang(王德松); Qiulin Zhang(张秋琳); Baohua Feng(冯宝华)

    2004-01-01

    We reported a passive Q-switched diode laser pumped Yb:YAG microchip laser with an ion-implanted semiinsulating GaAs wafer. The wafer was implanted with 400-kev As+ in the concentration of 1016 ions/cm2.To decrease the non-saturable loss, we annealed the ion-implanted GaAs at 500 ℃ for 5 minutes and coated both sides of the ion-implanted GaAs with antireflection (AR) and high reflection (HR) films,respectively. Using GaAs wafer as an absorber and an output coupler, we obtained 52-ns pulse duration of single pulse.

  5. Infrared multiphoton dissociation of octafluorocyclobutane with a two-frequency Q-switched CO/sub 2/ laser

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    Pochon, E.; Weston, R.E. Jr.; Flynn, G.W.

    1985-01-03

    The infrared multiphoton dissociation of octafluorocyclobutane has been investigated by the use of two CO/sub 2/ laser pulses of different frequency, synchronized by the same Q-switching mirror. The dissociation yield has been determined as a function of laser pulse energy, frequency of the dissociating pulse, substrate pressure, and interpulse delay. Accompanying transport phenomena (expansion and diffusion) were taken into account by the use of appropriate models. The kinetic behavior of highly vibrationally excited c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/ molecules indicates that collisional relaxation occurs at nearly gas kinetic rates. 47 references, 10 figures.

  6. Theoretical Analysis on the Simultaneous Operation of a Color-Center Laser and a Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser

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    WU Xing; DING Yongkui; ZHANG Rui

    2000-01-01

    The simultaneous operation for the Q- switched Nd: YAG laser at 1.06 and the tunable color-center laser over 1.12~1.26 μm has been realized by using a LiF: F2- color-center crystal both as the Q-switcher for the Nd:YAG laser and as the active medium for the color-center laser. The interaction of the two lasers has been analyzed and calculated with the rate equations. The pulse duration of YAG laser is compressed, in agreement with the experimental results.

  7. 456-mW graphene Q-switched Yb:yttria waveguide laser by evanescent-field interaction.

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    Choudhary, Amol; Beecher, Stephen J; Dhingra, Shonali; D'Urso, Brian; Parsonage, Tina L; Grant-Jacob, James A; Hua, Ping; Mackenzie, Jacob I; Eason, Robert W; Shepherd, David P

    2015-05-01

    In this Letter, we present a passively Q-switched Yb:Y2O3 waveguide laser using evanescent-field interaction with an atmospheric-pressure-chemical-vapor-deposited graphene saturable absorber. The waveguide, pumped by a broad area diode laser, produced an average output power of 456 mW at an absorbed power of 4.1 W. The corresponding pulse energy and peak power were 330 nJ and 2 W, respectively. No graphene damage was observed, demonstrating the suitability of top-deposited graphene for high-power operation.

  8. Passively Q-switched single-frequency 2μm laser used graphene as saturable absorber

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    Wang, Lei

    2016-04-01

    A graphene passively Q-switched single frequency Ho:YAG laser was demonstrated. Ho:YAG crystal was resonantly pumped by a 1908 nm diode laser. Twisted-mode single frequency technique was applied to realize single frequency oscillation. The maximum single frequency laser output was 358 mW. Single frequency pulse laser output was achieved by inserting a graphene into the single frequency Ho:YAG laser. The maximum average power of 149 mW was obtained with the pulse repetition rate of 40.45 kHz under 8.32 W of incident pump power.

  9. XPS and SIMS study of aluminium native oxide modifications induced by Q-switched Nd :YAG laser treatment

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    Barnier, V

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available . Interface Anal. 2006; 38: 406–409 Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/sia.2181 XPS and SIMS study of aluminium native oxide modifications induced by Q-switched Nd : YAG laser treatment V. Barnier,1∗ O.../cm2. The grey curves represent optimum fits using the MRI model. Copyright  2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Surf. Interface Anal. 2006; 38: 406–409 DOI: 10.1002/sia 408 V. Barnier et al. (determined with MRI fit) with the laser fluence used (Table 1...

  10. A Filmy Black-Phosphorus Polyimide Saturable Absorber for Q-Switched Operation in an Erbium-Doped Fiber Laser

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    Tianxian Feng; Dong Mao; Xiaoqi Cui; Mingkun Li; Kun Song; Biqiang Jiang; Hua Lu; Wangmin Quan

    2016-01-01

    We demonstrate an erbium-doped fiber laser passively Q-switched by a black-phosphorus polyimide film. The multi-layer black-phosphorus (BP) nanosheets were prepared via a liquid exfoliation approach exploiting N-methylpyrrolidone as the dispersion liquid. By mixing the BP nanosheets with polyimide (PI), a piece of BP–PI film was obtained after evaporating the mixture in a petri dish. The BP–PI saturable absorber had a modulation depth of 0.47% and was inserted into an erbium-doped fiber laser...

  11. >220W output power at 355nm from a Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state laser

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    Hay, Nick; Slavinskis, Nerijus; Rodin, Aleksej M.; Kwon, Young Key

    2014-02-01

    We demonstrate 220 W average power at 355 nm from a diode-pumped acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser using intracavity second harmonic generation and sum frequency mixing in a nested sub-cavity design. The laser generates linearly polarised pulses with duration 65 ns at repetition rate 10 kHz. Polarisation multiplexing is used to combine two orthogonal beams giving total output pulse energy 22 mJ with peak power cost of ownership DPSS lasers for high-throughput industrial processes in the UV.

  12. Stable single-mode operation of injection-seeded Q-switched Nd:YAG laser by sine voltage modulation

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    Yongfei Gao; Junxuan Zhang; Huaguo Zang; Xiaolei Zhu; Yingjie Yu; Weibiao Chen

    2016-01-01

    Based on the modified ramp and fire technique,a novel injection seeding approach with real-time resonance tracking is successfully demonstrated in a single-frequency Nd:YAG pulsed laser.Appling a high-frequency sinusoidal modulation voltage to one piezo actuator and an adjustable DC voltage to another piezo actuator for active feedback,single-mode laser output with high-frequency stability is obtained,and the effect of the piezo hysteresis on the frequency stability can be eliminated for a laser diode pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at a repetition rate of 400 Hz.

  13. Q-switched erbium:YAG laser corneal trephination: thermal damage in corneal stroma and cut regularity of nonmechanical Q-switched erbium:YAG laser corneal trephination for penetrating keratoplasty.

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    Stojkovic, M; Seitz, B; Langenbucher, A; Viestenz, A; Viestenz, A; Hofmann-Rummelt, C; Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U; Küchle, M; Naumann, G O H

    2004-01-01

    To assess stromal thermal damage and cut regularity induced by nonmechanical Q-switched Er:YAG laser corneal trephination for penetrating keratoplasty. Corneal trephination was performed in 80 enucleated porcine eyes by Q-switched (2.94-microm) Er:YAG laser, along with donor and recipient masks made of metal or ceramic. All combinations of 0.65- or 0.96-mm spot diameter and 45- or 50-mJ/pulse energy setting were used with each of the masks at a 5-Hz repetition rate. Corneas were processed for histologic examinations. Stromal thermal damage was quantified on PAS-stained slides, and cut regularity was assessed semiquantitatively on a scale from 0 (regular) to 3 (highly irregular). Transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy were performed on selected specimens. The least thermal damage (mean +/- SD = 6.2 +/- 0.7 microm) was found in the donor ceramic group with 50-mJ/pulse energy and 0.65-mm spot diameter, while the best regularity of the cut (1.2 +/- 0.4) was found in the donor ceramic group with 45-mJ pulse energy and 0.65-mm spot diameter. Thermal damage was less pronounced in donor than in recipient corneas (P trephination for nonmechanical penetrating keratoplasty, reproducible high cut regularity and low concomitant thermal damage were observed. This is an encouraging finding in the search for a nonmechanical trephine for penetrating keratoplasty combining high precision and low cost.

  14. Delivering dispersion-managed soliton and Q-switched pulse in fiber laser based on graphene and nonlinear optical loop mirror

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    Wang, W. B.; Wang, F.; Yu, Q.; Zhang, X.; Lu, Y. X.; Gu, J.

    2016-11-01

    We propose and experimentally demonstrate a bidirectional erbium-doped fiber laser delivering dispersion-managed soliton (DMS) and Q-switched pulse based on a graphene-polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) saturable absorbers (SAs). In proposed structure, the DMS is achieved in clockwise (CW) direction and Q-switched pulse is obtained in counter-clockwise (CCW) direction. By properly adjusting the intracavity attenuators (ATT) and polarizer controllers (PCs), DMS in the CW direction and Q-switched pulse in the CCW direction can be obtained, respectively or simultaneously. The DMS with full width at half maximum (FWHM) of ~480 fs, signal to noise ratio (SNR) of ~60 dB and repetition frequency about 3.907 MHz is obtained. The Q-switched pulse is established at a pump power of 180 mW with a repetition rate of ~43.5 kHz and FWHM of ~8.18 μs. When the pump power is increased to 700 mW, Q-switched pulse with a repetition rate of ~107.1 kHz and FWHM of ~2.15 μs is generated. When the two type pulses are formed simultaneously, the maximum repetition rate of Q-switched pulse is 55.8 kHz and minimum FWHM is 2.81 μs, the DMS can be formed by properly adjusting PC and ATT in this case. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time that Q-switched pulse and DMS have been acquired respectively or simultaneously in a fiber laser.

  15. Comparison of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser and fractional carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of solar lentigines in Asians.

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    Vachiramon, Vasanop; Panmanee, Wikanda; Techapichetvanich, Thanya; Chanprapaph, Kumutnart

    2016-04-01

    Solar lentigines are benign pigmented lesions that occur mostly on sun-exposed areas. Q-switched and ablative lasers are effective for removing these lesions but the high incidence of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation raises concern in darker skin types. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy and degree of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation with the Q-switched Nd:YAG and fractional carbon dioxide (CO2 ) laser for treatment of solar lentigines in Asians. Twenty-five Thai patients (skin phototype III-IV) with at least two lesions of solar lentigines on upper extremities were enrolled in this study. Two lesions were randomly selected for the treatment with a single session of Q-switched Nd:YAG or fractional CO2 laser. Outcomes were evaluated using physician grading scale, colorimeter, and patient self-assessment at 6 and 12 weeks after treatment. Side effects were recorded. A total of 532 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser showed significant improvement of pigmentation over fractional CO2 laser at 6th and 12th week by both colorimeter assessment and physician grading scale (P lasers was observed. In terms of patient self-assessment, 80% of the patients treated with 532 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser had excellent results compared to 8% in fractional CO2 laser group. However, fractional CO2 laser treatment had faster healing time and less pain score compared to Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Q-switched Nd:YAG is superior to fractional CO2 laser for treatment of solar lentigines but requires longer healing time and produces more pain. The incidence of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation was not significantly different with both lasers. Further studies are needed to obtain the proper parameter and the treatment frequency of fractional CO2 laser in solar lentigines. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. Effect of cavity length on low-energy single longitudinal mode pre-lase Q-switched laser

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    Qing-Song, Li; Yuan, Dong; Yu, Liu; Xi-He, Zhang; Yong-Ji, Yu; Guang-Yong, Jin

    2017-09-01

    In this paper, the effect of cavity length on a low-energy single longitudinal mode (SLM) pre-lase Q-switched laser is analyzed and demonstrated. Taking a Pr:YLF laser as an example, the basic output characteristics under pre-lase technology are shown. The SLM is degraded when the cavity length is as large as 25 mm. Further, for cavity lengths of 15 or 20 mm, SLM is achieved with different output characteristics. Compared with a long cavity (20 mm), the short-cavity case (15 mm) is indeed helpful for obtaining an SLM laser; however, the single-pulse energy, pulse width, and energy extraction efficiency are decreased by 4.7, 48, and 6.7%, respectively. The results of this analysis show that the cavity length influences the output characteristics and determines the realization of SLM in a pre-lase Q-switched laser. This is because the short cavity induces a relatively strong gain identification for the seed signal. Then, the time cost of the mode competition decreases and SLM can be achieved easily. However, a long cavity is conducive to mode competition, which generates superior output characteristics.

  17. Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on Zn nanoparticles as a saturable absorber

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    Zaca-Morán, P.; Ortega-Mendoza, J. G.; Lozano-Perera, G. J.; Gómez-Pavón, L. C.; Pérez-Sánchez, G. F.; Padilla-Martínez, J. P.; Felipe, C.

    2017-10-01

    In this work, a passively Q-switched erbium-doped ring laser using zinc nanoparticles as a saturable absorber is studied and experimentally demonstrated. To achieve this, a saturable absorber was developed through a selective incorporation of zinc nanoparticles onto the core of an optical fiber using a coherent light source of an infrared laser at 1550 nm, then the saturable absorber was inserted into a laser cavity. The laser has a threshold pump power of 57.7 mW at 980 nm, and a range of pulse-repetition rate from 12.3 to 43 kHz. The highest pulse energy of 2.6 nJ was obtained at a repetition rate of 43 kHz and an output wavelength of 1565.5 nm. In addition, the saturable absorber was morphologically characterized by using both scanning electron and atomic force microscopy showing a uniform distribution of nanoparticles deposited on the optical fiber core. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of a Q-switched fiber laser using Zn nanoparticles as a device of saturable absorption.

  18. Bismuth telluride topological insulator nanosheet saturable absorbers for q-switched mode-locked Tm:ZBLAN waveguide lasers

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    Jiang, Xiantao; Gross, Simon; Withford, Michael J.; Fuerbach, Alexander [Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and MQ Photonics Research Centre, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie Univ., NSW (Australia); Zhang, Han; Guo, Zhinan [SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science and Technology, Key Lab. of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen Univ. (China)

    2016-08-15

    Nanosheets of bismuth telluride (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}), a topological insulator material that exhibits broadband saturable absorption due to its non-trivial Dirac-cone like energy structure, are utilized to generate short pulses from Tm:ZBLAN waveguide lasers. By depositing multiple layers of a carefully prepared Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} solution onto a glass substrate, the modulation depth and the saturation intensity of the fabricated devices can be controlled and optimized. This approach enables the realization of saturable absorbers that feature a modulation depth of 13% and a saturation intensity of 997 kW/cm{sup 2}. For the first time to our knowledge, Q-switched mode-locked operation of a linearly polarized mid-IR ZBLAN waveguide chip laser was realized in an extended cavity configuration using the topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}. The maximum average output power of the laser is 16.3 mW and the Q-switched and mode-locked repetition rates are 44 kHz and 436 MHz, respectively. (copyright 2016 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  19. Hollow fiber optics with improved durability for high-peak-power pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers.

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    Matsuura, Yuji; Tsuchiuchi, Akio; Noguchi, Hiroshi; Miyagi, Mitsunobu

    2007-03-10

    To improve the damage threshold of hollow optical waveguides for transmitting Q-switched Nd:YAG laser pulses, we optimize the metallization processes for the inner coating of fibers. For silver-coated hollow fiber as the base, second, and third Nd:YAG lasers, drying silver films at a moderate temperature and with inert gas flow is found to be effective. By using this drying process, the resistance to high-peak-power optical pulse radiation is drastically improved for fibers fabricated with and without the sensitizing process. The maximum peak power transmitted in the fiber is greater than 20 MW. To improve the energy threshold of aluminum-coated hollow fibers for the fourth and fifth harmonics of Nd:YAG lasers, a thin silver film is added between the aluminum film and the glass substrate to increase adhesion of the aluminum coating. By using this primer layer, the power threshold improves to 3 MW for the fourth harmonics of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser light.

  20. Watt-level passively Q-switched double-cladding fiber laser based on graphene oxide saturable absorber.

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    Yu, Zhenhua; Song, Yanrong; Dong, Xinzheng; Li, Yanlin; Tian, Jinrong; Wang, Yonggang

    2013-10-10

    A watt-level passively Q-switched ytterbium-doped double-cladding fiber laser with a graphene oxide (GO) absorber was demonstrated. The structure of the GO saturable absorber mirror (GO-SAM) was of the sandwich type. A maximum output power of 1.8 W was obtained around a wavelength of 1044 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest output power in Q-switched fiber lasers based on a GO saturable absorber. The pure GO was protected from the oxygen in the air so that the damage threshold of the GO-SAM was effectively raised. The gain fiber was a D-shaped ytterbium-doped double-cladding fiber. The pulse repetition rates were tuned from 120 to 215 kHz with pump powers from 3.89 to 7.8 W. The maximum pulse energy was 8.37 μJ at a pulse width of 1.7 μs.

  1. Self Q-switched characteristic based on single longitudinal DBR erbium-doped fiber laser with narrow linewidth pulse output

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    Lyu, Chengang; Zhang, Shuai; Zhang, Xugeng; Gao, Jiale; Jie, Jin

    2017-09-01

    The self Q-switched characteristic of the single longitudinal-mode distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) with narrow linewidth pulse output is demonstrated without any extra saturable absorber or electro-optic and acoustic-optic modulator, and it is provided with a simpler structure and lower cost. The proposed pulse laser operates at approximately 1550.33 nm with a 20 dB bandwidth of 0.56 nm and signal-to-noise ratio of about 55 dB. By increasing the 980 nm pump power from 80-330 mW, the repetition rate of the output pulse increases from 73.53-147.1 kHz while the pulse width decreases from 1.4-0.2 µs, which shows the feature of the narrow linewidth ideally. The maximum pulse energy of 0.379 nJ and peak power of 1897.2 µW are generated with a repetition rate and pulse width of 147.1 kHz and 0.2 µs, respectively. The result shows that the self Q-switched pulse of the DBR EDFL is obviously dependent on the applied pump power and possesses the characteristic of the single longitudinal mode and the narrow linewidth, offering potential utilization in industrial processing and scientific research.

  2. Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser at 1600 nm for photoacoustic imaging application.

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    Piao, Zhonglie; Zeng, Lvming; Chen, Zhongping; Kim, Chang-Seok

    2016-04-04

    We present a nanosecond Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser system operating at 1600 nm with a tunable repetition rate from 100 kHz to 1 MHz. A compact fiber coupled, acousto-optic modulator-based EDF ring cavity was used to generate a nanosecond seed laser at 1600 nm, and a double-cladding EDF based power amplifier was applied to achieve the maximum average power of 250 mW. In addition, 12 ns laser pulses with the maximum pulse energy of 2.4 μJ were obtained at 100 kHz. Furthermore, the Stokes shift by Raman scattering over a 25 km long fiber was measured, indicating that the laser can be potentially used to generate the high repetition rate pulses at the 1.7 μm region. Finally, we detected the photoacoustic signal from a human hair at 200 kHz repetition rate with a pulse energy of 1.2 μJ, which demonstrates that a Q-switched Er-doped fiber laser can be a promising light source for the high speed functional photoacoustic imaging.

  3. Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser at 1600 nm for photoacoustic imaging application

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    Piao, Zhonglie [Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of); Beckman Laser Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California 92612 (United States); Zeng, Lvming; Chen, Zhongping, E-mail: z2chen@uci.edu, E-mail: ckim@pusan.ac.kr [Beckman Laser Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California 92612 (United States); Kim, Chang-Seok, E-mail: z2chen@uci.edu, E-mail: ckim@pusan.ac.kr [Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-04-04

    We present a nanosecond Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser system operating at 1600 nm with a tunable repetition rate from 100 kHz to 1 MHz. A compact fiber coupled, acousto-optic modulator-based EDF ring cavity was used to generate a nanosecond seed laser at 1600 nm, and a double-cladding EDF based power amplifier was applied to achieve the maximum average power of 250 mW. In addition, 12 ns laser pulses with the maximum pulse energy of 2.4 μJ were obtained at 100 kHz. Furthermore, the Stokes shift by Raman scattering over a 25 km long fiber was measured, indicating that the laser can be potentially used to generate the high repetition rate pulses at the 1.7 μm region. Finally, we detected the photoacoustic signal from a human hair at 200 kHz repetition rate with a pulse energy of 1.2 μJ, which demonstrates that a Q-switched Er-doped fiber laser can be a promising light source for the high speed functional photoacoustic imaging.

  4. Plate-shaped Yb:LuPO4 crystal for efficient CW and passively Q-switched microchip lasers

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    Liu, Junhai; Wang, Lisha; Han, Wenjuan; Xu, Honghao; Zhong, Degao; Teng, Bing

    2016-10-01

    It is demonstrated that plate-shaped crystals of Yb:LuPO4, which are grown from spontaneous nucleation by high-temperature solution method, can be utilized to make microchip lasers operating in continuous-wave (CW) or passively Q-switched mode. Efficient operation of such a microchip laser, which is built with a 0.3 mm thick crystal plate in a 2 mm long plane-parallel cavity, is realized at room temperature. With 2.37 W of pump power absorbed, 1.45 W of CW output power is generated with a slope efficiency of 73%. When passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG crystal plate as saturable absorber, the laser produces a maximum pulsed output power of 0.53 W at 1013.3 nm, at a pulse repetition rate of 23.8 kHz, the resulting pulse energy, duration, and peak power are 22.3 μJ, 4.0 ns, and 5.6 kW, respectively.

  5. Severe unexpected adverse effects after permanent eye makeup and their management by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Alberto Goldman,1 Uwe Wollina2 1Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil; 2Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany Abstract: Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo that is used to enhance one’s appearance, and which has become more popular among middle-aged and elderly women. A couple of benefits seem to be associated with permanent tattoos in the elderly: saving time (wake up with makeup; poor eyesight (difficult to apply makeup; and saving money. On the other hand, cosmetic tattoos bear the same risks as other tattoo procedures. We report on fading and unintended hyperpigmentation after tattooing on eyebrows and eyelids, and discuss the scientific and anatomical background behind the possible cause. Dermatochalasis may be a possible risk factor for excessive unwanted discolorations. Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser is an appropriate and safe therapeutic tool that can manage such adverse effects. Consumer protection warrants better information and education of the risks of cosmetic tattoos – in particular, for elderly women. Keywords: permanent makeup, cosmetic tattoos, adverse effects, dermatochalasis, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

  6. Efficient Laser-Diode End-Pumped Passively Q-Switched Mode-Locked Yb:LYSO Laser Based on SESAM

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    XU Shi-Xiang; LI Wen-Xue; HAO Qiang; ZHAI Hui; ZENG He-Ping

    2008-01-01

    We report an eddicient Q-switched laser action based on a semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors(SESAMs)as passively Q-switched laser starter and a Yb:LYSO alloyed crystal as gain material pumped directly by 974nm In GaAs laser diodes.The output pulse duration is measured to be about 7μs,while the average power and the repetition rate of the pulse chain are about 0.92 W and 6.2kHz.respectively,under 12.5 W absorbed pumping power.The Q-switched mode-locked pulse train is also observed in this setup.The laser performance shows that Yb:LYSO is a promising laser gain medium for laser-diode pumped compact solid-state lasers.

  7. Diode-pumped passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YLF laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber

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    Shudi Pan; Kezhen Han; Hongmei Wang; Xiuwei Fan; Jingliang He

    2006-01-01

    @@ A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YLF laser was demonstrated by using saturable absorber of Cr4+:YAG. At the incident power of 7.74 W, pure passively Q-switched laser with per pulse energy of 210 Μj and pulse width of 19.6 ns at repetition rate of 1.78 kHz was obtained by using Cr4+:YAG with initial transmission of 80%. At the incident power of 8.70 W, a Q-switched mode-locking with average output power of 650 Mw was achieved, the overall slop efficiency was 16%, corresponding to the initial transmission of 85% of Cr4+ :YAG.

  8. Comparative study of passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4/Nd:YAG lasers based on CVD graphene and controlled operation

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    Jia, Fuqiang; Liu, Pei; Li, Kang; Chen, Hao; Cheng, Yongjie; Cai, Zhiping; Copner, Nigel

    2017-07-01

    In this paper, a comparative study of passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YAG lasers using four different layers CVD graphene as saturable absorber are demonstrated experimentally for the first time. Moreover, it is successful to accurately control the frequency of repetition rates of the CVD graphern passively Q-switched lasers by pulsed pump. The impacts of laser materials, layers of CVD graphene and cavity length on output parameters are investigated intensively as well, the result shows that the c-cut Nd:YVO4 is a promising laser media compared with Nd:YAG for passively Q-switched lasers based on CVD graphene, as it has better performances in pulse width, pulse energy and peak power. A useful and cost-effective way to generate stable pulsed lasers by CVD graphene or other novel saturable materials are demonstrated.

  9. Fabrication of narrow pulse passively Q-switched self-stimulated Raman laser with c-cut Nd:GdVO4

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    Shen, Gao; Li, Zuo-han; Han, Ming

    2016-11-01

    Combining the self-stimulated Raman scattering technology and saturable absorber of Cr4+:YAG, a 1.17 μm c-cut Nd:GdVO4 picosecond Q-switched laser is demonstrated in this paper. With an incident pump power of 10 W, the Q-switched laser with average power of 430 mW for 1.17 μm, pulse width of 270 ps, repetition rate of 13 kHz and the first order Stokes conversion efficiency of 4.3% is obtained. The Q-switched pulse width can be the narrowest in our research. In addition, the yellow laser at 0.58 μm is also achieved by using the LiB3O5 frequency doubling crystal.

  10. Q-switched mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on topological insulator Bi(2)Se(3) deposited fiber taper.

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    Gao, Lei; Huang, Wei; Zhang, Jing Dong; Zhu, Tao; Zhang, Han; Zhao, Chu Jun; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Hua

    2014-08-10

    We have demonstrated the passive Q-switching mode-locking operation in an erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser by using topological insulator Bi(2)Se(3) deposited on fiber taper, whose damage threshold can be further increased by the large evanescent field interacting length. Due to the low saturation intensity, stable Q-switched mode-locked fiber lasers centered at 1562 nm can be generated at a pump power of 10 mW. The temporal and spectral characteristics for different pump strengths have also been investigated. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time a Q-switched mode-locked EDF laser based on the fiber taper deposited by Bi(2)Se(3) was generated.

  11. Q-switched all-solid-state lasers and application in processing of thin-film solar cell

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    Liu, Liangqing; Wang, Feng

    2009-08-01

    Societal pressure to renewable clean energy is increasing which is expected to be used as part of an overall strategy to address global warming and oil crisis. Photovoltaic energy conversion devices are on a rapidly accelerating growth path driven by government, of which the costs and prices lower continuously. The next generation thin-film devices are considered to be more efficiency and greatly reduced silicon consumption, resulting in dramatically lower per unit fabrication costs. A key aspect of these devices is patterning large panels to create a monolithic array of series-interconnected cells to form a low current, high voltage module. This patterning is accomplished in three critical scribing processes called P1, P2, and P3. All-solid-state Q-switched lasers are the technology of choice for these processes, due to their advantages of compact configuration, high peak-value power, high repeat rate, excellent beam quality and stability, delivering the desired combination of high throughput and narrow, clean scribes. The end pumped all-solid-state lasers could achieve 1064nm IR resources with pulse width of nanoseconds adopting acoustic-optics Q-switch, shorter than 20ns. The repeat rate is up to 100kHz and the beam quality is close to diffraction limit. Based on this, 532nm green lasers, 355nm UV lasers and 266nm DUV lasers could be carried out through nonlinear frequency conversion. Different wave length lasers are chose to process selective materials. For example, 8-15 W IR lasers are used to scribe the TCO film (P1); 1-5 W green lasers are suitable for scribing the active semiconductor layers (P2) and the back contact layers (P3). Our company, Wuhan Lingyun Photo-electronic System Co. Ltd, has developed 20W IR and 5W green end-pumped Q-switched all-solid-state lasers for thin-film solar industry. Operating in high repeat rates, the speed of processing is up to 2.0 m/s.

  12. A 200 kHz Q-Switched Adhesive-Free Bond Composite Nd:YVO4 Laser using a Double-Crystal RTP Electro-optic Modulator

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    YU Yong-Ji; CHEN Xin-Yu; WANG Chao; WU Chun-Ting; LIU Rui; JIN Guang-Yong

    2012-01-01

    A diode-end-pumped electro-optic (EO) Q-switched adhesive-free bond composite Nd:YVO4 laser operating at a repetition rate of 200 kHz is reported. A pair of RbTiOPOi (RTP) crystals are used as a high repetition EO Q-switch. At the repetition rate of 200kHz, the maximum average output power of 11.8 W at wavelength 1064 nm and full width at half maximum of pulses of 16.65 ns are achieved at an incident pump power of 27 W, corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 43.7% and a slope efficiency of 44.6%, respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest repetition rate reported on the EO Q-switched laser by using RTP crystals.%A diode-end-pumped electro-optic (EO) Q-switched adhesive-free bond composite Nd:YVO4 laser operating at a repetition rate of 200 kHz is reported.A pair of RbTiOPO4 (RTP) crystals are used as a high repetition EO Q-switch.At the repetition rate of 200kHz,the maximum average output power of 11.8 W at wavelength 1064 nm and full width at half maximum of pulses of 16.65ns are achieved at an incident pump power of 27 W,corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 43.7% and a slope efficiency of 44.6%,respectively.To the best of our knowledge,this is the highest repetition rate reported on the EO Q-switched laser by using RTP crystals.

  13. Continuous-wave and Q-switched performance of an Yb:YAG/YAG composite thin disk ceramic laser pumped with 970-nm laser diode

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    Hong Cai; Jun Zhou; Hongming Zhao; Yunfeng Qi; Qihong Lou; Jingxing Dong; Yunrong Wei

    2008-01-01

    Using front face-pumped compact active mirror laser (CAMIL) structure, we have demonstrated an Yb:YAG/YAG composite ceramic disk laser with pumping wavelength at 970 nm. The laser has been operated in both continuous-wave (CW) and Q-switching modes. Under CW operation, laser output power of 1.05 W with 2% transmission output coupler was achieved at the wavelength of 1031 nm. Qswitched laser output was gotten by using an acousto-optic Q-switch. The repetition rate ranged from 1 to 30 kHz and the pulse width varied from 166 to 700 ns.

  14. Mode-locked and Q-switched operation of a diode laser pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.064 µm

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    Maker, G. T.; Keen, S. J.; Ferguson, A. I.

    1988-10-01

    We describe the performance of a mode-locked and Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1.064 μm, optically pumped by a 500 mW diode laser. The cw mode-locked system provides bandwidth-limited pulses of 55 ps duration, with a corresponding peak power of 3.3 W. When Q-switched the energy within the 100 ns pulse envelope is 10 μJ giving a peak power in the largest pulse of 7 kW. Preliminary results for operation at 1.32 μm are also reported.

  15. Diode-pumped, Cr:YAG passively Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4/KTP green laser

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    Junying Wang(王军营); Quan Zheng(郑权); Qinghua Xue(薛庆华); Huiming Tan(檀慧明)

    2003-01-01

    The phenomena of simultaneous Q-switching and mode-locking in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/Cr:YAG/KTP green laser are reported and discussed in this paper. With 5.3-W pump power, by using a nearlyhemispherical cavity (the cavity length is only 97 mm), the results of modulation depth of 70% and theperiod of 0.6 ns are obtained, the output power and the repetitive frequency of Q-switched pulse are 90mW and 12 kHz, respectively.

  16. 36 W Q-switched Ho:YAG laser at 2097 nm pumped by a Tm fiber laser: evaluation of different Ho3+ doping concentrations

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    Antipov, O. L.; Eranov, I. D.; Kositsyn, R. I.

    2017-01-01

    A laser oscillator based on Ho:YAG crystal pumped by a Tm fiber laser with an acousto-optical Q-switch was optimized for maximum output power and pulse-to-pulse stability. Stable operation at 2097 nm in Q-switched mode is demonstrated, with pulse repetition rates from 10 to 30 kHz, and output power of 36 W (at 55 W of pump power at 1908 nm) in the good quality beam. The influence of Ho ion up-conversion and thermal lensing on the oscillation efficiency is discussed.

  17. Numerical Modelling of QCW-Pumped Passively Q-Switched Nd:YAG Lasers with Cr4+:YAG as Saturable Absorber

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    WANG Yu-Ye; XU De-Gang; XIONG Jing-Ping; WANG Zhuo; WANG Peng; YAO Jian-Quan

    2008-01-01

    @@ Passively Q-switched quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with Cr4+:YAG as saturable absorber is numerically investigated by solving the coupled rate equations. The threshold pump rate for passively Q-switched QCW-pumped laser is derived. The effects of the pump rate and pump-pulse duration on the laser operation characteristics are studied theoretically. The pump power range can be estimated according to the number of output pulses. The numerical simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental results.

  18. MoS2 nanoflowers as high performance saturable absorbers for an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser

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    Wei, Rongfei; Zhang, Hang; Tian, Xiangling; Qiao, Tian; Hu, Zhongliang; Chen, Zhi; He, Xin; Yu, Yongze; Qiu, Jianrong

    2016-03-01

    Strong saturable absorption was observed in MoS2 nanoflowers, which were synthesized by a facile solvothermal method. A MoS2 nanoflower-based saturable absorber with a high modulation depth of 51.8% and a large saturable intensity of 275.5 GW cm-2 was introduced to the application of passively Q-switched fiber laser generation. Stable passively Q-switched fiber laser pulses at 1.56 μm with a low threshold power of 16.10 mW, high signal-to-noise ratio of 52.5 dB and short pulse duration of 1.9 μs were obtained. More importantly, a high output power of 3.10 mW related to a large pulse energy of about 51.84 nJ can be attained at a very low pump power. The efficiency of the laser reaches 4.71%, which is larger than that of the prepared layered MoS2 and recently reported MoS2-based passively Q-switching operations. Such results imply that the MoS2 nanoflowers are an excellent candidate for a saturable absorber in passively Q-switched fiber lasers at a low pump intensity.Strong saturable absorption was observed in MoS2 nanoflowers, which were synthesized by a facile solvothermal method. A MoS2 nanoflower-based saturable absorber with a high modulation depth of 51.8% and a large saturable intensity of 275.5 GW cm-2 was introduced to the application of passively Q-switched fiber laser generation. Stable passively Q-switched fiber laser pulses at 1.56 μm with a low threshold power of 16.10 mW, high signal-to-noise ratio of 52.5 dB and short pulse duration of 1.9 μs were obtained. More importantly, a high output power of 3.10 mW related to a large pulse energy of about 51.84 nJ can be attained at a very low pump power. The efficiency of the laser reaches 4.71%, which is larger than that of the prepared layered MoS2 and recently reported MoS2-based passively Q-switching operations. Such results imply that the MoS2 nanoflowers are an excellent candidate for a saturable absorber in passively Q-switched fiber lasers at a low pump intensity. Electronic supplementary

  19. Diode-Pumped Passive Q-Switched 946-nm Nd:YAG Laser with 2.1-W Average Output Power

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    ZHANG Ling; LI Chun-Yong; FENG Bao-Hua; WEI Zhi-Yi; LI De-Hua; FU Pan-Ming; ZHANG Zhi-Guo

    2005-01-01

    @@ We demonstrate a diode-pumped passive Q-switched 946nm Nd:YAG laser with a diffusion-bonded composite laser rod and a co-doped Nd, Cr:YAG as saturable absorber. The average output power of 2.1 W is generated at an incident pump power of 14.3 W. The peak power of the Q-switched pulse is 643 W with 80 kHz repetition rate and 40.8ns pulse width. The slope efficiency and optical conversion efficiency are 17.6% and 14.7%, respectively.

  20. Passive Q-switching of Pr:LiYF4 orange laser at 604 nm using topological insulators Bi2Se3 as saturable absorber

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    Cheng, Yongjie; Peng, Jian; Bin, Xu; Xu, Huiying; Cai, Zhiping; Weng, Jian

    2017-02-01

    Q-switched laser operation of a laser diode pumped Pr:LiYF4 laser is reported at 604 nm using a topological insulator (TI) Bi2Se3 nanosheet material as saturable absorbers (SAs), for the first time to our knowledge. Stable Q-switched laser operation is obtained with shortest pulse width of about 802 ns, a maximum pulse repetition rate of 130 kHz, pulse energy of about 0.2 μJ and a maximum average output power of 26 mW. This work further extends the working wavelength of Bi2Se3 as saturable absorbers to visible domain.

  1. Nonlinear optical properties and Q-switch performance of silica glasses doped with CuxSe nanoparticles

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    Zolotovskaya, Svetlana A.; Savitski, Vasily G.; Prokoshin, Pavel V.; Yumashev, Konstantin V.; Gurin, Valerij S.; Alexeenko, Alexander A.

    2006-07-01

    Glasses containing copper selenide nanoparticles (CuxSe) reveal an intense absorption band peaking at 1 μm (1.24 eV). The transient bleaching and intensity-dependent transmission of silica glasses with CuxSe nanoparticles of different stoichiometry are studied with 1.08 μm (1.15 eV) picosecond pulses. The bleaching relaxation time decreases with a shift in the absorption band maximum to the lower photon energies. The dependence of absorption on the input energy of the pulses is saturationlike at the beginning of the plateau at ~40 mJ/cm2. Passive Q-switching of the Nd3+:KGd(WO4)2 laser at 1.067 μm is realized with the CuxSe-doped glasses for different x.

  2. Q-switched waveguide laser based on two-dimensional semiconducting materials: tungsten disulfide and black phosphorous.

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    Tan, Yang; Guo, Zhinan; Ma, Linan; Zhang, Han; Akhmadaliev, Shavkat; Zhou, Shengqiang; Chen, Feng

    2016-02-01

    Owing to their unique properties, graphene-like two dimensional semiconducting materials, including Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) and Black Phosphorous (BP), have attracted increasing interest from basic research to practical applications. Herein, we demonstrated the ultrafast nonlinear saturable absorption response of WS2 and BP films in the waveguide structure. Through fabricating WS2 and BP films by evaporating the solutions on glass wafers. Saturable absorber films were attached onto the end-facet of the waveguide, which therefore constitutes a resonant cavity for the waveguide laser. Under a pump laser at 810 nm, we could obtain a stable Q-switched operation in the waveguide structure. This work indicated the significant potential of WS2 and BP for the ultrafast waveguide laser.

  3. Q-switching and efficient harmonic generation from a single-mode LMA photonic bandgap rod fiber laser

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    Laurila, Marko; Saby, Julien; Alkeskjold, Thomas T.;

    2011-01-01

    with a Mode-Field-Diameter (MFD) of 59 mu m. We further demonstrate high pulse energy Second-Harmonic-Generation (SHG) and Third Harmonic Generation (THG) using a simple Q-switched single-stage rod fiber laser cavity architecture reaching pulse energies up to 1mJ at 515nm and 0.5mJ at 343nm. (C) 2011 Optical......We demonstrate a Single-Mode (SM) Large-Mode-Area (LMA) ytterbium-doped PCF rod fiber laser with stable and close to diffraction limited beam quality with 110W output power. Distributed-Mode-Filtering (DMF) elements integrated in the cladding of the rod fiber provide a robust spatial mode...

  4. Mode-locking and Q-switching in multi-wavelength fiber ring laser using low frequency phase modulation.

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    Jun, Chang Su; Kim, Byoung Yoon

    2011-03-28

    We describe experimental investigation of pulsed output from a multi-wavelength fiber ring laser incorporating low frequency phase modulation with large modulation amplitude. The Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) ring laser generated more than 8 wavelength channels with the help of a phase modulator operating at 26.2 kHz and a periodic intra-cavity filter. For most cases, the laser output is pulsed in the form of mode-locking at 5.62 MHz and/or Q-switching at harmonic and sub-harmonic of the phase modulation frequency. Chaotic pulse output is also observed. The behavior of the output pulses are described as functions of pump power and phase modulation amplitude. The relative intensity noise (RIN) value of a single wavelength channel is measured to be under -100 dB/Hz (-140 dB/Hz beyond 1.5 GHz).

  5. Q-switching and efficient harmonic generation from a single-mode LMA photonic bandgap rod fiber laser.

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    Laurila, Marko; Saby, Julien; Alkeskjold, Thomas T; Scolari, Lara; Cocquelin, Benjamin; Salin, Francois; Broeng, Jes; Lægsgaard, Jesper

    2011-05-23

    We demonstrate a Single-Mode (SM) Large-Mode-Area (LMA) ytterbium-doped PCF rod fiber laser with stable and close to diffraction limited beam quality with 110W output power. Distributed-Mode-Filtering (DMF) elements integrated in the cladding of the rod fiber provide a robust spatial mode with a Mode-Field-Diameter (MFD) of 59μm. We further demonstrate high pulse energy Second-Harmonic-Generation (SHG) and Third Harmonic Generation (THG) using a simple Q-switched single-stage rod fiber laser cavity architecture reaching pulse energies up to 1mJ at 515nm and 0.5mJ at 343nm.

  6. Wavelength Spacing Tunable, Multiwavelength Q-Switched Mode-Locked Laser Based on Graphene-Oxide-Deposited Tapered Fiber

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    Gao, Lei; Zeng, Jing

    2014-01-01

    A wavelength spacing tunable, multiwavelength Q-switched mode-locked (QML) fiber laser in an erbium-doped fiber cavity based on graphene oxide deposited on tapered fiber is proposed by choosing the diameter and length of the taper, graphene oxide thickness and cavity dispersion, in which the wavelength spacing could be tuned by pump power. The evolutions of temporal and spectral with different pump strengths are investigated. Results show that the tunability of the multiwavelength laser can be interpreted by the bound states of QML laser resulting from a mutual interaction of dispersion, nonlinear effect, insertion loss, and pump power. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first experimental observation of bound states of QML, which provides a new mechanism to fabricate tunable multiwavelength laser.

  7. Narrow-band 1 W source at 257 nm using frequency quadrupled passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser.

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    Goldberg, Lew; Cole, Brian; McIntosh, Chris; King, Vernon; Hays, A D; Chinn, Stephen R

    2016-07-25

    We describe generation of 1.1 W of 257 nm emission by frequency quadrupling the 1030 nm emission from a compact passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser. The laser utilized a volume Bragg grating to achieve a 0.1 nm linewidth required for UV-Raman spectroscopic applications, generated 100 kW peak power, 250 μJ pulses and 3.6 W of average power at 1030 nm. Fourth harmonic generation (FHG) was carried out using a 10 mm lithium triborate (LBO) crystal to generate 515 nm second harmonic with 70% conversion efficiency, followed by a 7 mm beta-barium borate (BBO) crystal to generate 257 nm fourth harmonic with 45% efficiency, resulting in an overall nonlinear conversion efficiency of 31%. Far-field and near-field of the FHG emission were characterized.

  8. Comparison of laser performance of electro-optic Q-switched Nd:YAG ceramic/single crystal laser

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    Jianghua Ji; Xiaolei Zhu; Chunyu Wang; Yongwei Feng; Qihong Lou

    2006-01-01

    @@ An electro-optic Q-switched Nd:YAG ceramic laser operating at kHz repetition rate was demonstrated.Thermal induced lens' focus of ceramic rod was measured and compensated by plano-convex cavity structure. Depolarization loss at different output powers was measured in Nd:YAG single crystal and ceramic lasers. High-energy high-beam-quality laser pulse output was obtained in both laser structures. Pulse energy of about 20 mJ and pulse width of less than 12 ns were achieved, and the average power reached 20 W. The divergence of output laser beam was less than 1.2 mrad, and the beam propagation factor M2was about 1.4.

  9. Effect of Q-switched Alexandrite laser irradiation on epidermal melanocytes in treatment of Nevus of Ota

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    卢忠; 陈军庞; 王侠生; 方丽华; 焦圣; 黄雯

    2003-01-01

    Objective To investigate injury to epidermal melanocyte by Q-switched Alexandrite laser.Methods Multiple biopsies were performed on 5 patients with nevus of Ota from before irradiation to 1 year after irradiation. Fourteen specimens were obtained for light microscopy, and 17 for transmission electron microscopy.Results Melanosomes in epidermal melanocytes were both smaller in size and fewer in number than those in dermal melanocytes. Immediately after irradiation, focal extracellular vacuoles of the basal layer could be observed under light microscopy. Most epidermal melanocytes underwent mild or moderate injury in the form of vacuolated melanosomes, swollen mitochondria, dilation of endoplasmic reticulum, and expansion of extracellular space, retaining intact cell membranes. Normal structures were restored 5 months to 1 year after irradiation, with no depigmentation or hyperpigmentation as seen by light microscopy.Conclusion Injury of melanosomes in epidermal melanocytes is reversible.

  10. Intracavity-Doubled Self-Q-Switched Nd,Cr:YAG 946/473 nm Microchip Laser

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    李德华; 刘安汉; 沈德忠; 王凌; 高春清; 张治国; 冯宝华; Volker Gaebler; 刘百宁; H.J.Eichler; 张世文

    2002-01-01

    We carried out the operation of an intracavity frequency-doubled self-Q-switched Nd, Cr: YA G /KNbO3 946/473 nm microchip laser pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser. The overall cavity length was about 4 mm. The maximum average blue pover of 12mW was achieved with a repetition rate of 13 kHz at an absorbed pump power of 545mW. The pulses of the 473nm laser had a duration of 7ns and a peak power of 132 W at this pump level. The conversion efficiency was 2.2% with respect to the absorbed pump power of a 808nm laser.

  11. In-band pumped Q-switched polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser at 1617 and 1634 nm

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    Wang, Yong; Zhao, Ting; Yang, Xiaofang; Shen, Deyuan; Zhang, Jian; Tang, Dingyuan

    2017-09-01

    We report on the performance of an Er,Yb fiber laser in-band pumped, acousto-optically Q-switched polycrystalline Er:YAG ceramic laser operating at 1617 and 1634 nm wavelength regions. A volume Bragg grating was employed to control the laser oscillating at either 1617 or 1634 nm via adjusting the incidence angle on the VBG of laser beams in the cavity. Spectral bandwidths of less than 0.1 nm were observed for both 1617 and 1634 nm wavelength laser emission. Stable pulses are generated for 0.1-10 kHz repetition rates. Maximum pulse energies of 6 mJ and 2.16 mJ were obtained for 1617 and 1634 nm under100 Hz repetition rate with pulse durations of 72 ns and 142 ns, respectively.

  12. Intrinsic reduction the depolarization loss in electro-optical Q-switched laser using a rectangular KD*P crystal

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    Yin, Xingliang; Jiang, Menghua; Sun, Zhe; Hui, Yongling; Lei, Hong; Li, Qiang

    2017-09-01

    We presented the first demonstration of a new structure KD*P crystal as electro-optic switch, in which the thermal depolarization loss was intrinsically reduced. The thermally induced birefringence and depolarization of both cylindrical and rectangular crystalline structure were simulated. The higher pulse energy or average power output was achieved in the diode pumped E-O Q-switched laser using a rectangular KD*P crystal. At the repetition rate of 100 Hz, the maximum average output power was 27.2 W at 145 A pump current, corresponding to the pulse energy was 272 mJ with pulse width of 65 ns and the beam quality of M2=20.4. Comparing the highest average power or corresponding single pulse energy, the laser with the rectangular KD*P crystal was two times of the laser with the traditional cylindrical KD*P crystal.

  13. Severe unexpected adverse effects after permanent eye makeup and their management by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    Goldman, Alberto; Wollina, Uwe

    2014-01-01

    Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo that is used to enhance one’s appearance, and which has become more popular among middle-aged and elderly women. A couple of benefits seem to be associated with permanent tattoos in the elderly: saving time (wake up with makeup); poor eyesight (difficult to apply makeup); and saving money. On the other hand, cosmetic tattoos bear the same risks as other tattoo procedures. We report on fading and unintended hyperpigmentation after tattooing on eyebrows and eyelids, and discuss the scientific and anatomical background behind the possible cause. Dermatochalasis may be a possible risk factor for excessive unwanted discolorations. Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser is an appropriate and safe therapeutic tool that can manage such adverse effects. Consumer protection warrants better information and education of the risks of cosmetic tattoos – in particular, for elderly women. PMID:25143716

  14. Passively Q-switched 1.33 μm Nd:GAGG laser with Co2+:LMA saturable absorber

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    Zuo, C.-H.; Zhang, B.-T.; He, J.-L.

    2011-11-01

    In this paper, with Co2+:LaMgAl11O19 (Co2+:LMA) crystals as the saturable absorber, the efficient passively Q-switched laser performance of a diode-end-pumped Nd:Gd3AlxGa5-xO12 (Nd:GAGG) laser at 1.33 μm has been realized. Under the absorbed pump power of 8.2 W, a maximum average output power of 450 mW was recorded with a Co2+:LMA crystal with an initial transmission of 90%. The minimum pulse duration was 14.6 ns, corresponding to the repetition rate of 3 kHz, the single pulse energy of 110 μJ and the pulse peak power of 7.1 kW.

  15. Severe unexpected adverse effects after permanent eye makeup and their management by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

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    Goldman, Alberto; Wollina, Uwe

    2014-01-01

    Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo that is used to enhance one's appearance, and which has become more popular among middle-aged and elderly women. A couple of benefits seem to be associated with permanent tattoos in the elderly: saving time (wake up with makeup); poor eyesight (difficult to apply makeup); and saving money. On the other hand, cosmetic tattoos bear the same risks as other tattoo procedures. We report on fading and unintended hyperpigmentation after tattooing on eyebrows and eyelids, and discuss the scientific and anatomical background behind the possible cause. Dermatochalasis may be a possible risk factor for excessive unwanted discolorations. Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser is an appropriate and safe therapeutic tool that can manage such adverse effects. Consumer protection warrants better information and education of the risks of cosmetic tattoos - in particular, for elderly women.

  16. Treatment of Laugier-Hunziker syndrome with the Q-switched alexandrite laser in 22 Chinese patients.

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    Zuo, Ya-Gang; Ma, Dong-Lai; Jin, Hong-Zhong; Liu, Yue-Hua; Wang, Hong-Wei; Sun, Qiu-Ning

    2010-03-01

    Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS), a rare, acquired pigmentary disorder of the lips, oral mucosa, and fingers, is known to be an entirely benign disease with no systemic manifestations. In the past, the pigmentation has been treated efficiently in a few patients with the Q-switched neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and the Q-switched alexandrite laser (QSAL). In order to evaluate the efficacy and safety of QSAL on Chinese patients of LHS, we treated 22 patients with QSAL in the past 5 years. Treatments were delivered on a bimonthly or trimonthly basis until the abnormal pigmentation totally disappeared. Patients were evaluated at each visit for evidence of dyspigmentation, scarring, or other untoward effects from the laser treatment. Our 22 subjects consisted of 18 females and 4 males with a mean age of 42.4 years. After only one session of laser treatment, the clearing on the lips was as follow: 18 (81.8%) excellent, 2 (9.1%) good, 1 (4.5%) fair and 1 (4.5%) poor. Eighteen patients (81.8%) with LHS, who had achieved excellent clearing after only one session of laser treatment, did not receive further treatment. Among the left four patients, three patients (13.6%) achieved complete results after three laser treatments. Only one patient required six sessions to achieve complete clearance. No scarring was noted after any of the treatments. The appearance of pigmentation on mucous membranes in a middle-aged patient without a significant family history for skin disorders should prompt consideration for the possible diagnosis of LHS. Our study has also demonstrated QSAL to be highly effective and safe in the treatment of LHS.

  17. Side-pumped neodymium slab lasers Q-switched by V:YAG on 1.3μm

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    Jabczyński, Jan K.; Żendzian, Waldemar; Kwiatkowski, Jacek; Šulc, Jan; Němec, Michal; Jelínkova, Helena

    2006-02-01

    Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP crystals in form of triangle which makes possible to realize a slab side-pumped configuration with one total internal reflection were tested as an active media for diode-pumped laser. The resonator arrangements for Q-switched regime were prepared for the emission corresponding to Nd 3+ ion transition 4F 3/2--> 4I 13/2 referring to each crystal (λ= 1318 nm Nd:YAG and λ= 1342 nm Nd:YAP). Optical pumping was accomplished by a fast axis collimated quasi-CW diode DILAS E7Y1-808.3-600Q-H175V with peak power 600 W. Pumping radiation was focused by two plan-convex lenses into an active medium. The parameters of the pumping radiation were: wavelength 806nm, maximum pumping energy was 150mJ, pulse length 250μs, repetition rate up to 14 Hz. In free running regime the maximum reached energy was 24 mJ and 27.5 mJ for Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP, respectively. The corresponding obtained slope efficiency was 19.9 % and 23.7 % for Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP laser oscillator, respectively. Proper Q-switching for 1.3 μm was realized with saturable absorber V:YAG which initial transmission was optimized for shortest possible pulse length. For that obtained pulses were 6 ns with the energies 740 μJ and 432 μJ for Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP, respectively. This results correspond to peak power reached 125 kW (Nd:YAG), and 77 kW (Nd:YAP) in fundamental TEM 00 mode which allows this laser to be used as an efficient source for further nonlinear conversion or other applications.

  18. Radially polarized and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with composite structure of gain medium

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    Kegui Xia; Jianlang Li

    2011-01-01

    We report on a radially polarized and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser.The bulk Nd:YAG crystal is bonded with two undoped YAG crystal end caps to weaken the thermal lens effect and thus,enhance the extraction of stored energy in the bulk gain material.In the absence of active water cooling,the average laser power reaches 383 mW with 33% slope efficiency,and the laser pulse achieves 1.457-W peak power,18.9-ns duration,and 13.9-kHz repetition rate with 97.6% polarization purity.The radially polarized laser beam shows axial symmetry both in amplitude and polarization[1-3].The beam is applied in a variety of fields[3-8] such as particle trapping and acceleration[5],high-resolution microscopy[6],and material processing (e.g.,metal cutting or drilling).Because radially polarized light is globally of the ptype with respect to the cutting surface,the material absorption to the irradiation could be maximized,the significant effect of the cutting depth and cutting speed can be facilitated[7,8].This advantage has created a high demand for high power and radially polarized lasers.%We report on a radially polarized and passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser. The bulk Nd:YAC crystal is bonded with two undoped YAG crystal end caps to weaken the thermal lens effect and thus, enhance the extraction of stored energy in the bulk gain material. In the absence of active water cooling, the average laser power reaches 383 mW with 33% slope efficiency, and the laser pulse achieves 1.457-W peak power, 18.9-ns duration, and 13.9-kHz repetition rate with 97.6% polarization purity.

  19. MoS2 nanoflowers as high performance saturable absorbers for an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser.

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    Wei, Rongfei; Zhang, Hang; Tian, Xiangling; Qiao, Tian; Hu, Zhongliang; Chen, Zhi; He, Xin; Yu, Yongze; Qiu, Jianrong

    2016-04-14

    Strong saturable absorption was observed in MoS2 nanoflowers, which were synthesized by a facile solvothermal method. A MoS2 nanoflower-based saturable absorber with a high modulation depth of 51.8% and a large saturable intensity of 275.5 GW cm(-2) was introduced to the application of passively Q-switched fiber laser generation. Stable passively Q-switched fiber laser pulses at 1.56 μm with a low threshold power of 16.10 mW, high signal-to-noise ratio of 52.5 dB and short pulse duration of 1.9 μs were obtained. More importantly, a high output power of 3.10 mW related to a large pulse energy of about 51.84 nJ can be attained at a very low pump power. The efficiency of the laser reaches 4.71%, which is larger than that of the prepared layered MoS2 and recently reported MoS2-based passively Q-switching operations. Such results imply that the MoS2 nanoflowers are an excellent candidate for a saturable absorber in passively Q-switched fiber lasers at a low pump intensity.

  20. Q-switched 2 μm thulium bismuth co-doped fiber laser with multi-walled carbon nanotubes saturable absorber

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    Saidin, N.; Zen, D. I. M.; Ahmad, F.; Haris, H.; Ahmad, H.; Dimyati, K.; Harun, S. W.; Halder, A.; Paul, M. C.; Pal, M.; Bhadra, S. K.

    2016-09-01

    We report a passively Q-switched fiber laser operating at 1900 nm region using the newly developed thulium bismuth co-doped lithium-alumino-germano-silicate fiber (TBF) as a gain medium in conjunction with a multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) based saturable absorber (SA). The TBF and MWCNTs are fabricated and prepared in-house. By increasing the 802 nm pump power from 106.6 to 160 mW, stable generation of Q-switched TBFL has been obtained at 1857.8 nm wavelength. The pulse repetition rate varies from 12.84 to 29.48 kHz while pulse width is increased from 9.6 to 6.1 μs. The performance of the laser is also compared with the Q-switched TDFL, which was obtained using a similar MWCNTs SA and pump wavelength. The Q-switched TDFL generates an optical pulse train with a repetition rate increasing from 3.8 to 4.6 kHz and pulse width reducing from 22.1 to 18.3 μs when the pump power is tuned from 187.3 to 194.2 mW. This shows that the TBFL performs better than the TDFL in terms of threshold pump power, repetition rate and pulse width.

  1. The regeneration of thermal wound on mice skin (Mus Musculus) after Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser irradiation for cancer therapy candidate

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    Apsari, R.; Nahdliyatun, E.; Winarni, D.

    2017-09-01

    The aims of this study are to investigate the regeneration of mice skin tissue (Mus Musculus) irradiated by Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser and morphological change due to Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser irradiation compared to conventional heating (hairdryer). The 2-3 month of twenty-seven mice were used for experimental animals. Mice were incised in the dorsum by the damage effect of laser energy dose (therapeutic dose) of 29.5 J/cm2 with 10 seconds of exposure time, 10 Hz of repetition rate, and 100 pulses of the given single pulse energy. The mice skin tissue was injuried by hairdryer to get burned effect. Mice were divided into three groups, Group I (control) were not treated by anything, Group II were treated by Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser irradiation and sacrificed on (0, 1, 3, 5) days, and Group III were treated by hairdryer then sacrificed on (0, 1, 3, 5) days. Pathology examination showed that the energy of 29,5 J/cm2 dose produced the hole effect (ablation) through the hypodermic layer caused by optical breakdown and collagen coagulation. Thus, the 60 °C temperature of burn showed coagulation necrosis because piknosis discovered in the injured area. The regeneration process showed that the mice skin tissue's ability to regenerate was irradiated by fast laser because of the focus of Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser. It was showed by the scab releases on third day and completely reepithelialization formation on the fifth day. The collagen fibers distribution was same as normal skin tissue on day 5 and so did angiogenesis. Therefore, Q-Switch Nd: YAG laser can be applied for problems of dermatology medical therapies, especially melasma, nevus of ota and tatto therapy. For skin cancer therapy application, energy dose of unregenerated skin tissue is chosen because the death expected effect is permanent.

  2. Hybrid Q-switched laser with MoSsub>2sub> saturable absorber and AOM driven sub-nanosecond KTP-OPO.

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    Qiao, Junpeng; Zhao, Shengzhi; Yang, Kejian; Zhao, Jia; Li, Guiqiu; Li, Dechun; Li, Tao; Qiao, Wenchao

    2017-02-20

    Two-dimensional (2D) materials, especially transition-metal dichalcogenides, such as molybdenum disulfide (MoSsub>2sub>) and tungsten disulfide (WSsub>2sub>), have attracted great interests due to their exceptional optical properties as saturable absorbers in laser systems. In this work, at first, we presented a diode-pumped passively Q-switched laser with MoSsub>2sub> saturable absorber (MoSsub>2sub>-SA). At an incident pump power of 6.54 W, a maximum output power of 1.15 W with a minimum pulse duration of 70.6 ns was obtained, which is the shortest pulse duration of diode pumped passively Q-switched laser with MoSsub>2sub>-SA to the best of our knowledge. Then, by using a hybrid Q-switched laser with a MoSsub>2sub>-SA and an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) as pumping fundamental laser, a sub-nanosecond KTiOPOsub>4sub> (KTP) based intracavity optical parametric oscillation (IOPO) was realized. With an incident pump power of 10.2 W and AOM repetition rate of 10 kHz, the maximum output power of 183 mW with minimum pulse duration of 850 ps was obtained. The experimental results indicate that the IOPO pumped by the hybrid Q-switched laser with AOM and MoSsub>2sub>-SA can generate signal wave with shorter pulse duration than those IOPOs pumped by hybrid Q-switched laser with AOM and Cr4+:YAG or single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absober (SWCNT-SA) or monolayer graphene SA.

  3. A randomized, split-face clinical trial of Q-switched alexandrite laser versus Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of bilateral nevus of Ota.

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    Wen, Xiang; Li, Yong; Jiang, Xian

    2016-01-01

    Different types of Q-switched (QS) lasers have been used successfully to treat nevus of Ota. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy and complication of QS alexandrite (QS Alex) laser versus QS neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) (QS Nd:YAG) laser for bilateral nevus of Ota. Seventeen patients with bilateral nevus of Ota were treated randomly with QS Alex in one half of face and QS Nd:YAG in the other half with an interval of at least 3 months between each. Subjective assessment was made by both patients and dermatologists. Patients were also examined for evidence of complications. All patients experienced improvement (p 0.05). The pain after a short period of laser therapy was more severe for QS Alex than for QS Nd:YAG laser. Vesicles developed in 1 patient after QS Alex therapy. Both QS Alex laser and QS Nd:YAG laser were equally effective at improving bilateral nevus of Ota. Patients tolerate QS Nd:YAG laser better than QS Alex laser.

  4. Intense Pulsed Light and Low-Fluence Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment in Melasma Patients

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    Na, Se Young; Cho, Soyun

    2012-01-01

    Background Recently, low fluence collimated Q-switched (QS) Nd:YAG laser has drawn attention for the treatment of melasma. However, it needs a lot of treatment sessions for the substantial results and repetitive laser exposures may end up with unwanted depigmentation. Objective We evaluated the clinical effects and safety of the combinational treatment, using intense pulsed light (IPL) and low fluence QS Nd:YAG laser. Methods Retrospective case series of 20 female patients, with mixed type melasma, were analyzed using medical records. They were treated with IPL one time, and 4 times of weekly successive low fluence Nd:YAG laser treatments. At each visit, digital photographs were taken under the same condition. Melanin index (MI) and erythema index (EI) were measured on the highest point on the cheekbones. Modified melasma area and severity index (MASI) scores were calculated by two investigators using digital photographs. Results The mean values of MI and EI decreased significantly after treatments. The modified MASI score has decreased by 59.35%, on average. Sixty percents of the participants did not require any more treatments, and no clinical aggravations were observed during the follow-up period (mean 5.9 months). Conclusion IPL and low fluence laser may elicit a clinical resolution in the mixed type melasma with long term benefits. PMID:22879709

  5. Preparation of BiSrCaCuO Multilayers by Use of Slower Q-switched 266 nm YAG Laser

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    Kaneko, Satoru; Shimizu, Yoshitada; Ohya, Seishiro

    2001-08-01

    Multilayers of Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox{\\slash}Bi2Sr2Cu1Ox were prepared by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) using the fourth harmonic 266 nm YAG. Compared to an excimer laser, YAG PLD required the higher oxygen atmosphere. The higher oxygen pressure together with the lower energy generated by YAG laser collapsed the region of plume emission. In order to produce the same energy density as an excimer, only Q-switch was modulated by 2 Hz while the flash lamp kept the original repetition rate of 10 Hz. With the rate of 2 Hz, we obtained the higher energy density per pulse, and more stable laser output of the fourth harmonics, 266 nm. To characterize the multilayers, reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were employed, and indicative of epitaxial layers with limited in-plane order. The resistivities of multilayers were measured by the Van der Pauw method, and showed the temperatures of superconducting transition, Tc0 (R=0), around 65 K on the multilayers.

  6. Mechanically exfoliated black phosphorus as a new saturable absorber for both Q-switching and Mode-locking laser operation.

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    Chen, Yu; Jiang, Guobao; Chen, Shuqing; Guo, Zhinan; Yu, Xuefeng; Zhao, Chujun; Zhang, Han; Bao, Qiaoliang; Wen, Shuangchun; Tang, Dingyuan; Fan, Dianyuan

    2015-05-18

    Black phosphorus (BP), an emerging narrow direct band-gap two-dimensional (2D) layered material that can fill the gap between the semi-metallic graphene and the wide-bandgap transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), had been experimentally found to exhibit the saturation of optical absorption if under strong light illumination. By taking advantage of this saturable absorption property, we could fabricate a new type of optical saturable absorber (SA) based on mechanically exfoliated BPs, and further demonstrate the applications for ultra-fast laser photonics. Based on the balanced synchronous twin-detector measurement method, we have characterized the saturable absorption property of the fabricated BP-SAs at the telecommunication band. By incorporating the BP-based SAs device into the all-fiber Erbium-doped fiber laser cavities, we are able to obtain either the passive Q-switching (with maximum pulse energy of 94.3 nJ) or the passive mode-locking operation (with pulse duration down to 946 fs). Our results show that BP could also be developed as an effective SA for pulsed fiber or solid-state lasers.

  7. Bundled hollow optical fibers for transmission of high-peak-power Q-switched Nd:YAG laser pulses.

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    Yilmaz, Ozgur; Miyagi, Mitsunobu; Matsuura, Yuji

    2006-09-20

    A hollow-fiber bundle was designed and used to deliver high-peak-power pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. An 80 cm long bundle with a total diameter of 5.5 mm was composed of 37 glass capillaries with bore diameters of 0.7 mm. Beam-resizing optics with two lenses were used to couple the laser beam into the bundle. The measured coupling loss due to the limited aperture ratio of the bundle was 2.3 dB, and the transmission loss at wavelengths of 1064 and 532 nm was 0.3 dB. When an inert gas flowed through the bores of the capillaries, the maximum output pulse energy was 200 mJ, which was the limit of the laser used in the experiment. Hollow-fiber bundles withstand irradiation better than single hollow fibers and silica-glass optical fibers do. They are suitable for many dermatological applications because they can be used to irradiate a large area.

  8. Low-pulse energy Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment for hair-dye-induced Riehl's melanosis.

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    On, Hye Rang; Hong, Won Jin; Roh, Mi Ryung

    2015-06-01

    Riehl's melanosis, a form of dermatitis characterized by reticulate pigmentation, typically presents as a gray-brown to black hyperpigmentation on the face and neck. Among the various etiologic factors suggested, photoallergic reaction and pigmented contact dermatitis resulting from exposure to drugs, coal tar dyes, optical whitener, or other ingredients found in cosmetics are believed to be the major contributing factors in this disease. The histopathological features of Riehl's melanosis mainly consist of pigmentary incontinence along with infiltration of numerous dermal melanophages and lymphohistiocytes.1,2 Additionally, notable clinical improvements in the treatment of this condition have been reported for intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, in comparison to long-term topical application of bleaching agents.2 Here, we report the cases of two Asian patients treated with a low-pulse energy 1,064-nm Q-switched (QS) Nd:YAG laser for hair dye-induced Riehl's melanosis on the face and neck. In conclusion, we observed that Riehl's melanosis on the face and neck was effectively and safely treated with a low-pulse energy 1,064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser. We suggest that this method can be used in Asian patients with Riehl's melanosis at risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation from excessive light or laser energy delivery.

  9. Scaling and passively Q-switch operation of a Nd:YAG laser pumped laterally through a YAG prism

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    Dascalu, T.; Salamu, G.; Sandu, O.; Dinca, M.; Pavel, N.

    2015-04-01

    We report on scaling of a laser configuration in which a YAG prism is used to couple the pump beam from a fiber-coupled diode laser directly into a Nd:YAG medium. Several resonator geometries have been investigated. In free generation regime laser pulses at 1.06 μm with energy of 22.1 mJ for the pump energy of 44.6 mJ were obtained from a 10.0 mm long, 1.0-at% Nd:YAG single crystal that had the high-reflectivity mirror coated directly on one of the laser crystal surface. The slope efficiency was 0.51. A similar uncoated Nd:YAG crystal placed in a plane-plane resonator delivered laser pulses with 17.8 mJ energy under the pump with 45.4 mJ energy, at 0.40 slope efficiency. Further, a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite ceramic laser pumped through a YAG prism has been built. Using a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber of 0.85 initial transmission the device delivered laser pulses with 0.29 mJ energy and 11 ns duration. The output performances are compared to those obtained in a classical end-pumping scheme.

  10. Passive Q-switching of a Tm:YLF laser with a Co2+ doped silver halide saturable absorber

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    Hecht, Harel; Burshtein, Zeev; Katzir, Abraham; Noach, Salman; Sokol, Maxim; Frumker, Eugene; Galun, Ehud; Ishaaya, Amiel A.

    2017-02-01

    We report a successful passive Q-switching of a Tm:YLF laser operating at λ = 1.9 μm, using a Co2+:AgCl0.5Br0.5 saturable absorber. Approximately 200-ns long, 150 μJ pulses were obtained. Increase in pump energy resulted in repetitive pulsing, with a repetition rate approximately proportional to the pump pulse energy. Room-temperature optical transmission saturation curves measured in ∼1-mm thick Co2+:AgCl0.5Br0.5 plates yielded a ground state absorption cross section σgs =(7.8 ± 0.5) ×10-18 cm2 , and an excited state absorption cross section σes =(3.3 ± 0.3) ×10-18 cm2 , at λ = 1.9 μm. The lifetime of the A2(4F) second excited-state of the octahedral O symmetry was τ∗ =(0.6 ± 0.06) ns .

  11. Recent advances in two-photon 3D laser lithography with self-Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip lasers

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    Baldeck, Patrice L.; Prabhakaran, Prem; Liu, Chao-Yuan; Bouriau, Michel; Gredy, Laetitia; Stephan, Olivier; Vergote, Thomas; Chaumeil, Hélène; Malval, Jean-Pierre; Lee, Yi-Hsiung; Lin, Chih-Lang; Lin, Chin-Te; Hsueh, Ya Hsun; Chung, Tien-Tung

    2013-09-01

    We review our recent results towards the development of a turnkey 3D laser printer, based on self-Q-switched microchip Nd:YAG lasers, with reproducible sub-100nm resolution, and with large-scale (cm) and fast-speed (cm/sec) capability at micron resolution. First of all, we report on line fabrication with 70nm lateral, and 150nm longitudinal resolutions without significant shrinking. This is due to the tight focusing with green visible wavelength, large numerical aperture, and excellent resin properties. Secondly, we report on two-photon sensitive photoacid generators that lead to efficient 3D microfabrication with epoxy SU-8 resin. Thirdly, we demonstrate high-speed microfabrication of large scale, millimeter size, scaffolds and cemtimeter height needle with high repetition rate (130Khz), and high average power (1W) amplified microchip laser. Finally we demonstrate the two-photon induced cross-linking of antibodies to determine the type of red blood cells in microfluidic channels.

  12. Dynamic photopatterning of cells in situ by Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium ortho-vanadate laser

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    Deka, Gitanjal; Okano, Kazunori; Kao, Fu-Jen

    2014-01-01

    Cellular micropattering has been increasingly adopted in quantitative biological experiments. A Q-switched pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium ortho-vanadate (Nd) laser directed in-situ microfabrication technique for cell patterning is presented. A platform is designed uniquely to achieve laser ablation. The platform is comprised of thin gold coating over a glass surface that functions as a thermal transducer and is over-layered by a cell repellant polymer layer. Micropatterns are engraved on the platform, subsequently exposing specific cell adhesive micro-domains by ablating the gold-polymer coating photothermally. Experimental results indicate that the proposed approach is applicable under culture conditions, viable toward cells, and has a higher engraving speed. Possible uses in arraying isolated single cells on the platform are also shown. Additionally, based on those micro-patterns, dynamic cellular morphological changes and migrational speed in response to geometrical barriers are studied to demonstrate the potential applications of the proposed approach. Our results further demonstrate that cells in narrower geometry had elongated shapes and higher migrational speed than those in wider geometry. Importantly, the proposed approach will provide a valuable reference for efforts to study single cell dynamics and cellular migration related processes for areas such as cell division, wound healing, and cancer invasion.

  13. In vitro effect of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser exposure on morphology, hydroxyapatite composition and microhardness properties of human dentin

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    Retna Apsari

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was employed as a source of ablation. The fundamental wavelength of the laser is 1064 nm, with pulse duration of 8 nanosecond operates with uniphase mode of TEM00. In the following experiments, dentin samples (without caries and plaque are exposed to pulse laser with Q-switching effect at various energy dose. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of laser ablation on dentin samples using Q-switched Nd:YAG laser exposure. Methods: The laser was operated in repetitive mode with frequency of 10 Hz. The energy dose of the laser was ranging from 13.9 J/cm2, 21.2 J/cm2 and 41.7 J/cm2. The target material comprised of human dentin. The laser was exposed in one mode with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Energy delivered to the target through free beam technique. The exposed human dentin was examined by using x-ray diffraction (XRD and fluoresence scanning electron microscopy for energy dispersive (FESEM-EDAX. Microhardness of human dentin were examined by using microhardness vickers test (MVT. Results: The result obtained showed that the composition of hydroxyapatite of the dentin after exposed by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser are 75.02% to 78.21%, with microhardness of 38.7 kgf/mm2 to 86.6 kgf/mm2. This indicated that exposed pulsed Nd:YAG laser on the human dentin attributed to the phototermal effect. The power density created by the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser enables the heat to produce optical breakdown (melting and hole associated with plasma formation and shock wave propagation, from energy dose of 21.2 J/cm2. From XRD analysis showed that the exposure of Nd:YAG laser did not involve in changing the crystal structure of the dentin, but due to photoablation effect. Conclusion: In conclusion, the application of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser as contactless drills in dentistry should be regarded as an alternative to the classical mechanical technique to improve the quality of the dentin treatment.Latar belakang

  14. Comparison of two Q-switched lasers and a short-pulse erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser for treatment of cosmetic tattoos containing titanium and iron in an animal model.

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    Wang, Chia-Chen; Huang, Chuen-Lin; Yang, An-Hang; Chen, Chih-Kang; Lee, Shao-Chen; Leu, Fur-Jiang

    2010-11-01

    Cosmetic tattoos contain titanium and ferric oxide and darken through reduction after Q-switched laser irradiation. The optimal treatment for removing these pigments remains unknown. To compare the effects of two Q-switched lasers and a short-pulse erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (SP Er:YAG) laser to remove cosmetic tattoos in an animal model. Rats were tattooed using white, flesh-colored, and brown inks (4 bands of each color) on their backs. For each color, one band was left untreated, and one each was treated with a Q-switched neodymium-doped YAG laser, a Q-switched alexandrite laser, and a SP Er:YAG laser every 3 weeks until the pigments were clear. The two Q-switched lasers were equally effective; all three pigments darkened initially and then resolved gradually. Up to 20, 18, and 10 sessions were required to remove white, flesh-colored, and brown tattoos, respectively. Only six sessions were required with the SP Er:YAG laser. Minimal scarring was observed with all lasers. Skin biopsies confirmed pigment granule fragmentation after Q-switched laser treatment and a decrease in the amount of pigment after SP Er:YAG laser treatment. The SP Er:YAG laser was superior to the Q-switched lasers for removing cosmetic tattoos. © 2010 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.

  15. Effect of Buffer Layer on Epitaxial Growth of YSZ Deposited on Si Substrate by Slower Q-switched 266 nm YAG Laser

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    Kaneko, Satoru; Akiyama, Kensuke; Shimizu, Yoshitada; Ito, Takeshi; Yasaka, Shinji; Mitsuhashi, Masahiko; Ohya, Seishiro; Saito, Keisuke; Watanabe, Takayuki; Okamoto, Shoji; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2004-04-01

    Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) was grown on Si(100) substrate by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The laser used in this study was a 266 nm YAG laser with a second function generator modulating only the Q-switch while the primary generator modulated the flash lamp (slower Q-switch). Epitaxial growth was verified on YSZ film deposited without oxygen gas followed by primary deposition in oxygen atmosphere on Si substrate with a ˜0.4-nm-thin oxide layer. The crystallinity was strongly dependent on the thickness of the buffer layer deposited prior to the primary deposition of YSZ. The epitaxial growth was confirmed by φ scan, and ω scan (rocking curve) showed the full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 1.1 deg. The required oxygen pressure for epitaxial growth was quite high compared to that of excimer deposition.

  16. A passively Q-switched Ho:YVO4 Laser at 2.05 μm with Graphene Saturable Absorber

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    Wenmiao Lin

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available We report a passively Q-switched Ho:YVO4 laser pumped at 1.94 µm with multilayer graphene as a saturable absorber. At the absorbed pump power of 9.3 W, the maximum average output power of 2.2 W was obtained in Ho:YVO4 laser with minimum pulse width of 265.2 ns and pulse repetition rate of 131.6 kHz at 2052.1 nm. In addition, a beam quality factor of M2~1.7 was measured at the maximum output level. This is, as far as we know, the first time that graphene has been used in a passively Q-switched Ho:YVO4 laser.

  17. Study of a high output coupling ratio Q-switched erbium-doped fibre laser using MoS2 saturable absorber

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    Chong, W. Y.; Yap, Y. K.; Behameen, S.; Ahmad, H.

    2017-02-01

    In the work here, the performance of a Q-switched erbium-doped fibre laser using a MoS2 saturable absorber and operating with a high output coupling ratio has been studied. It is found that the pump conversion efficiency for the higher output coupling ratio is higher in the current setup. Q-switched laser oscillation is observed over the set wavelength range from 1525-1565 nm with a maximum pulse energy of ~0.50 µJ achieved at a pump power of ~83 mW, corresponding to a maximum peak power of ~186 mW. With lower intra-cavity laser intensity achieved using the higher output coupling ratio, the second order absorption of the MoS2 is mitigated. However, scaling of the peak power and pulse energy seems to be limited by the interplay between the pulse duration, pulse energy and repetition rate.

  18. As-grown uniform MoS2/mica saturable absorber for passively Q-switched mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser

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    Xu, Yuanyuan; Yang, Cheng; Ge, Pengguang; Liu, Jie; Jiang, Shouzhen; Li, Chun; Man, Baoyuan

    2016-08-01

    Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has recently attracted growing attention due to its distinctive properties and potential applications in optoelectronics and electronics. Here, large-area and high-quality MoS2 film with uniform thickness was obtained by thermally decomposing ammonium thiomolybdate. Besides, it is firstly demonstrated that the as-grown MoS2/mica can be directly inserted into Nd:GdVO4 laser cavity as saturable absorber for the output of diode-pumped passively Q-switched mode-locked pulse trains. Using the MoS2 saturable absorbers, the stable Q-switched mode-locked pulse trains with high modulation depth were realized, suggesting that the broadband MoS2 SA could potentially be employed in mode-locking laser system

  19. All-fiber passively Q-switched 604  nm praseodymium laser with a Bisub>2sub>Sesub>3sub> saturable absorber.

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    Lin, Hui-Yu; Li, Wen-Song; Lan, Jing-Long; Guan, Xiao-Feng; Xu, Hui-Ying; Cai, Zhi-Ping

    2017-02-01

    We experimentally demonstrated a simple passively Q-switched praseodymium (Pr3+)-doped all-fiber laser at 604 nm with a Bisub>2sub>Sesub>3sub> saturable absorber (SA). A Bisub>2sub>Sesub>3sub>/polyvinyl alcohol composite film is sandwiched between two ferrules to construct a fiber-compatible Q-switcher. Two fiber end facet mirrors build a compact-linear resonator. The repetition rate of the achieved 604 nm Q-switching pulse can be widely tuned from 86.2 to 187.4 kHz, and the pulse duration can be as narrow as 494 ns. To the best of our knowledge, this is the shortest operation wavelength of a Bisub>2sub>Sesub>3sub>-based pulsed all-fiber laser at 604 nm.

  20. Passively Q-switched Single-longitudinal-mode c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser with a twisted-mode cavity.

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    Pan, Haifeng; Xu, Shixiang; Zeng, Heping

    2005-04-04

    Single-longitudinal-mode operation is achieved in a twisted-mode-cavity c-cut Nd:GdVO4 laser. With a semiconductor saturable absorption mirror as an intracavity saturable absorber to launch passive Q-switching, no mode-locked spikes are observed on the temporal envelopes of the Q-switched output pulses due to the complete elimination of spatial hole burning in the gain medium to suppress longitudinal multi-modes. The maximal average output power is 1.24 W with the repetition rate of 76.3 kHz, and the single pulse energy is 16.0 microJ. The pulse width and polarization ratio of the output laser beam are measured about 150 ns and 53:1, respectively.

  1. Nickel oxide nanoparticles as a saturable absorber for an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser

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    Nady, A.; Ahmed, M. H. M.; Latiff, A. A.; Numan, A.; Ooi, C. H. Raymond; Harun, S. W.

    2017-06-01

    Nickel oxide (NiO) nanoparticles were synthesized by a facile sonochemical method to fabricate saturable absorber (SA) composite film with a modulation depth of 39% and saturation intensity of 0.025 MW cm-2. By inserting the NiO SA into a laser cavity, a stable Q-switched operation is achieved at 1561.2 nm. The laser has a pump threshold of 25 mW, a pulse repetition rate tunable from 19.57 to 52.18 kHz, a high signal-to-noise ratio of 55 dB and a minimum pulse duration of 5.2 µs. Such results imply that NiO nanoparticles are a comparable candidate for an SA in passively Q-switched fiber lasers at a low pump intensity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a fiber laser based on NiO SA.

  2. Laser based analysis using a passively Q-switched laser employing analysis electronics and a means for detecting atomic optical emission of the laser media

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    Woodruff, Steven D.; Mcintyre, Dustin L.

    2016-03-29

    A device for Laser based Analysis using a Passively Q-Switched Laser comprising an optical pumping source optically connected to a laser media. The laser media and a Q-switch are positioned between and optically connected to a high reflectivity mirror (HR) and an output coupler (OC) along an optical axis. The output coupler (OC) is optically connected to the output lens along the optical axis. A means for detecting atomic optical emission comprises a filter and a light detector. The optical filter is optically connected to the laser media and the optical detector. A control system is connected to the optical detector and the analysis electronics. The analysis electronics are optically connected to the output lens. The detection of the large scale laser output production triggers the control system to initiate the precise timing and data collection from the detector and analysis.

  3. Self-organization of the Q-switched mode-locked regime in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

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    Donin, V. I.; Yakovin, D. V.; Gribanov, A. V.

    2015-06-01

    A new Q-switched mode-locked generation regime of a solid-state laser, in which a Q-switch is "spontaneously" formed at the frequency of relaxation oscillations, has been observed for the first time. The new generation has been implemented by means of the previously proposed method of an acoustic modulator of a traveling wave in combination with a spherical mirror of a cavity. Stable pulse trains with a repetition frequency of ~30 kHz and a duration of ~2 µs have been observed in the diode-pump Nd:YAG laser with an average output power of ~3 W. Each train contains about 200 equispaced single pulses with a duration of ~45 ps.

  4. Bindi tattoo on forehead: Success with modified R-20 technique using low fluence Q-switched Nd YAG laser: A case report

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    Vijay Zawar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Bindi tattoo on the forehead, is one of the cultural practice in Indian women from rural areas. Many patients are not pleased with the appearance of their tattoo and thus seek removal. The development of quality-switched lasers has revolutionized the removal of unwanted tattoos. However, despite multiple treatment sessions, the efficacy is often found to be limited. We herein report a case of green-blue bindi tattoo which failed to clear after 8 sessions of Q-switched Nd YAG laser. The tattoo significantly cleared with R-20 method using low fluence Q-switched Nd YAG Laser. R-20 technique seems to be an effective method of tattoo removal and might be a boon for patients who are reluctant to pursue laser treatment because of fear of expenditure, side effects and uncertainty of result. We report efficacy of R-20 technique for a bindi tattoo on forehead.

  5. Performance enhancement of sub-nanosecond diode-pumped passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser with diamond surface cooling.

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    Zhuang, W Z; Chen, Yi-Fan; Su, K W; Huang, K F; Chen, Y F

    2012-09-24

    We experimentally confirm that diamond surface cooling can significantly enhance the output performance of a sub-nanosecond diode-end-pumped passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser. It is found that the pulse energy obtained with diamond cooling is approximately 1.5 times greater than that obtained without diamond cooling, where a Cr(4+):YAG absorber with the initial transmission of 84% is employed. Furthermore, the standard deviation of the pulse amplitude peak-to-peak fluctuation is found to be approximately 3 times lower than that measured without diamond cooling. Under a pump power of 3.9 W, the passively Q-switched Yb:YAG laser can generate a pulse train of 3.3 kHz repetition rate with a pulse energy of 287 μJ and with a pulse width of 650 ps.

  6. Passively Q-switched Erbium-doped and Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers with topological insulator bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) as saturable absorber

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    Haris, H.; Harun, S. W.; Muhammad, A. R.; Anyi, C. L.; Tan, S. J.; Ahmad, F.; Nor, R. M.; Zulkepely, N. R.; Arof, H.

    2017-02-01

    This paper portrays a simple Q-switched Erbium-doped fibre (EDF) and Ytterbium doped fibre (YDF) lasers by using topological insulator (TI) Bismuth Selenide (Bi2Se3) as saturable absorber. The modulation depth of the fabricated Bi2Se3 is about 39.8% while its saturating intensity is about 90.2 MW/cm2. By depositing the TI Bi2Se3 SA onto fibre ferrules and incorporate it inside the proposed cavity, a stable Q-switching operation was achieved at 1 μm and 1.5 μm. The fabricated Bismuth Selenide (Bi2Se3) as saturable absorber (SA) is a broadband SA where it offers a compact and low cost fabrication which is beneficial in various photonic applications.

  7. New insight in the treatment of refractory melasma: Laser Q-switched Nd: YAG non-ablative fractionated followed by intense pulsed light.

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    Cunha, Paulo Rowilson; Pinto, Clovis Antonio Lopes; Mattos, Camila Bonati; Cabrini, Dayane Peverari; Tolosa, Joana Lugli

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of our study was to verify the results of the association of Q-switched Nd: YAG non-ablative fractionated with intense pulsed light, in order to treat patients with refractory melasma. The combination of these two devices seems to be the best treatment to combat hyperpigmentation produced by melasma, with low occurrence of side effects, which may be justified by the selective photothermolysis at subcellular level.

  8. Energy reduction: a technique for seed-injection locking of single-axial-mode Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    Sui Chen; Wenxiong Lin; Fei Shi; Jianhong Huang; Jinhui Li; Hui Zheng; Jipeng Lin; Canhua Xu

    2007-01-01

    A new technique for seed-injection locking of single-axial-mode (SAM) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is reported. The technique called energy reduction (ER) is utilized when SAM operation is locked to design its feedback scheme. This method ensures long-term 100% seed-injection locking performance and the pulsed SAM output energy can reach as high as 200 mJ. Both temporal and spatial interferometric experiments have been executed to confirm the SAM oscillation.

  9. Modulated Pulse Generations in a Laser-diode-pumped Passively Q-switched Intracavity-frequency-doubling Nd∶YVO4 Laser

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    郑加安; 赵圣之; 陈磊

    2002-01-01

    The investigative results of modulated pulse output from an LD end-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity-frequency-doubling Nd∶YVO4/KTP laser with Cr4+∶YAG saturable absorber are presented. The numerical stimulations of these modulated pulses are carried out basing on the rate equations. It indicated that the modulations are attribute to the frequency beating of two eigenstates of the resonant polarized modes. The theoretical calculations are in good agreement with the experimental observations.

  10. Stability of a Laser-diode-pumped Cr4+∶YAG Passively Q-switched Nd3+∶YAG Laser

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    ZHANG Xingyu; ZHAO Shengzhi; WANG Qingpu; ZHANG Qidi; B. Ozygus; M. Weber

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, the stability of a laser-diode-pumped Cr4+∶YAG passively Nd3+∶YAG Q-switched laser and the influence of the transversal mode structure on the stability are investigated. With the laser operating in TEM00 mode, the pulse energy fluctuation and the repetition rate fluctuation as functions of the repetition rate are measured, and semi-quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed, respectively.

  11. Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a compact, diode-pumped Yb3+:KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser.

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    Bain, F M; Lagatsky, A A; Kurilchick, S V; Kisel, V E; Guretsky, S A; Luginets, A M; Kalanda, N A; Kolesova, I M; Kuleshov, N V; Sibbett, W; Brown, C T A

    2009-02-02

    A diode-pumped LPE-grown Yb:KYW planar waveguide laser is demonstrated in a microchip monolithic cavity configuration. Output powers as high as 148 mW and thresholds as low as 40 mW were demonstrated during continuous-wave operation. Pulses of 170 ns duration with maximum pulse energy of 44 nJ at a 722 kHz repetition rate were generated when Q-switched using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

  12. Successful Treatment of Tattoo-Induced Pseudolymphoma with Sequential Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Followed by Q-Switched Nd: YAG 532 nm Laser

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    2013-01-01

    Decorative tattooing has been linked with a range of complications, with pseudolymphoma being unusual and challenging to manage. We report a case of tattoo-induced pseudolymphoma, who failed treatment with potent topical and intralesional steroids. She responded well to sequential treatment with ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) followed by Q-Switched (QS) Nd:YAG 532 nm laser. Interestingly, we managed to document the clearance of her tattoo pigments after laser treatments on histology an...

  13. Room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide lasers in Nd:YVO4 Q-switched by phase-change VO2: A comparison with 2D materials

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    Nie, Weijie; Li, Rang; Cheng, Chen; Chen, Yanxue; Lu, Qingming; Romero, Carolina; Vázquez de Aldana, Javier R.; Hao, Xiaotao; Chen, Feng

    2017-01-01

    We report on room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide laser operation at 1064 nm in a Nd:YVO4 crystal waveguide through Q-switching of phase-change nanomaterial vanadium dioxide (VO2). The unique feature of VO2 nanomaterial from the insulating to metallic phases offers low-saturation-intensity nonlinear absorptions of light for subnanosecond pulse generation. The low-loss waveguide is fabricated by using the femtosecond laser writing with depressed cladding geometry. Under optical pump at 808 nm, efficient pulsed laser has been achieved in the Nd:YVO4 waveguide, reaching minimum pulse duration of 690 ps and maximum output average power of 66.7 mW. To compare the Q-switched laser performances by VO2 saturable absorber with those based on two-dimensional materials, the 1064-nm laser pulses have been realized in the same waveguide platform with either graphene or transition metal dichalcogenide (in this work, WS2) coated mirror. The results on 2D material Q-switched waveguide lasers have shown that the shortest pulses are with 22-ns duration, whilst the maximum output average powers reach ~161.9 mW. This work shows the obvious difference on the lasing properties based on phase-change material and 2D materials, and suggests potential applications of VO2 as low-cost saturable absorber for subnanosecond laser generation. PMID:28383017

  14. Tunable Fe(2+):ZnSe passively Q-switched Ho(3+)-doped ZBLAN fiber laser around 3 μm.

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    Li, Jianfeng; Luo, Hongyu; Wang, Lele; Zhai, Bo; Li, Heping; Liu, Yong

    2015-08-24

    We report a tunable passively Q-switched Ho(3+)-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 3 μm waveband using a Fe(2+):ZnSe crystal as saturable absorber (SA) and a plane ruled grating in Littrow configuration as wavelength tuning element. Stable pulse trains with ~85 nm tuning range from 2919.1 nm to 3004.2 nm and spectrum bandwidths of ~1 nm were achieved for the Fe(2+):ZnSe crystal with an initial transmission (IT) of 69%. Pulse duration increased from 1.23 μs to 2.35 μs and repetition rate decreased from 96.1 kHz to 43.56 kHz with the extension towards long wavelength direction. With the IT increasing to 79% and then 89%, though the available tuning range was slightly shortened, higher output power, pulse energy and slope efficiency were obtained with the slightly increased pulse duration and repetition rate. Maximum output power of 337 mW at a slope efficiency of 11.44% and pulse energy of 5.64 μJ were achieved at ~2970 nm and ~2991 nm, respectively. High signal noise ratio (SNR) of over 50 dB across the whole tuning range for the three ITs Fe(2+):ZnSe crystals indicated the stable Q-switching. To our knowledge, this is the first reported wavelength tunable passively Q-switched ZBLAN fiber laser.

  15. 2.3-μm Tm3+:YLF laser passively Q-switched with a Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber.

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    Canbaz, Ferda; Yorulmaz, Ismail; Sennaroglu, Alphan

    2017-05-01

    We report, what is to our knowledge, the first passively Q-switched operation of a 2.3-μm Tm3+:YLF laser by using a Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber. In the experiments, a tunable Ti3+:sapphire laser was used to end pump the Tm3+:YLF gain medium inside an x cavity. A Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber was also included in the cavity to initiate passive Q switching. At all pump power levels above lasing threshold, passively Q-switched operation of the Tm3+:YLF laser could be obtained at 2309 nm with pulse durations and repetition frequencies in the ranges of 1.2-1.4 μs and 0.3-2.1 kHz, respectively. Analysis of power dependent repetition rate data further gave an estimated value of 3.1% for the round-trip saturable loss of the Cr2+:ZnSe saturable absorber.

  16. 1.06 {\\mu}m Q-switched ytterbium-doped fiber laser using few-layer topological insulator Bi2Se3 as a saturable absorber

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    Luo, Zhengqian; Weng, Jian; Cheng, Huihui; Lin, Zhiqin; Cai, Zhiping; Xu, Huiying

    2013-01-01

    Passive Q-switching of an ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) laser with few-layer topological insulator (TI) is, to the best of our knowledge, experimentally demonstrated for the first time. The few-layer TI: Bi2Se3 (2-4 layer thickness) is fabricated by the liquid-phase exfoliation method, and has a low saturable optical intensity of 53 MW/cm2 measured by the Z-scan technique. The optical deposition technique is used to induce the few-layer TI in the solution onto a fiber ferrule for successfully constructing the fiber-integrated TI-based saturable absorber (SA). By inserting this SA into the YDF laser cavity, stable Q-switching operation at 1.06 {\\mu}m is achieved. The Q-switched pulses have the shortest pulse duration of 1.95 {\\mu}s, the maximum pulse energy of 17.9 nJ and a tunable pulse-repetition-rate from 8.3 to 29.1 kHz. Our results indicate that the TI as a SA is also available at 1 {\\mu}m waveband, revealing its potential as another wavelength-independent SA (like graphene).

  17. All-fiber multi-wavelength passive Q-switched Er/Yb fiber laser based on a Tm-doped fiber saturable absorber

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    Posada-Ramírez, B.; Durán-Sánchez, M.; Álvarez-Tamayo, R. I.; Alaniz-Baylón, J.; Ibarra-Escamilla, B.; López-Estopier, R.; Kuzin, E. A.

    2017-03-01

    We report on a ring cavity, multi-wavelength, passive Q-switched erbium–ytterbium double cladding fiber laser based on the use of an unpumped segment of Tm-doped fiber acting as a saturable absorber for passive Q-switched pulse generation and a wavelength filter for multi-wavelength laser generation. By performing pump power variations from 1.6 to 9.8 W, stable Q-switched laser pulses are observed in a repetition rate from 135.8 to 27.5 kHz at room temperature. With a maximal repetition rate of 135.8 kHz, the minimum pulse duration of 430 ns is obtained. The maximal average output power of 2.2 W is reached with a pump power of 9.8 W. The maximum pulse energy was 16.4 µJ and the average output power slope efficiency is ~24.8%. The obtained results demonstrate a laser performance with extended range of high repetition rate and improved stability.

  18. Widely-tunable, passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber.

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    Huang, Yizhong; Luo, Zhengqian; Li, Yingyue; Zhong, Min; Xu, Bin; Che, Kaijun; Xu, Huiying; Cai, Zhiping; Peng, Jian; Weng, Jian

    2014-10-20

    We propose and demonstrate a MoS2-based passively Q-switched Er-doped fiber laser with a wide tuning range of 1519.6-1567.7 nm. The few-layer MoS2 nano-platelets are prepared by the liquid-phase exfoliation method, and are then made into polymer-composite film to construct the fiber-compatible MoS2 saturable absorber (SA). It is measured at 1560 nm wavelength, that such MoS2 SA has the modulation depth of ∼ 2% and the saturable optical intensity of ∼ 10 MW/cm(2). By further inserting the filmy MoS2-SA into an Er-doped fiber laser, stable Q-switching operation with a 48.1 nm continuous tuning from S- to C-waveband is successfully achieved. The shortest pulse duration and the maximum pulse energy are 3.3 μs and 160 nJ, respectively. The repetition rate and the pulse duration under different operation conditions have been also characterized. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first demonstration of MoS2 Q-switched, widely-tunable fiber laser.

  19. Silver nanoparticle-film based saturable absorber for passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) in ring cavity configuration

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    Ahmad, H.; Ruslan, N. E.; Ismail, M. A.; Ali, Z. A.; Reduan, S. A.; Lee, C. S. J.; Harun, S. W.

    2016-09-01

    We report a passive Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser based on silver (Ag) nanoparticle thin-film saturable absorber (SA). The thin film was sandwiched between two fiber ferrules, which offer flexibility and easy integration into the ring cavity. Self-started and stable Q-switching is achieved at a central wavelength of 1558.7 nm within the C-band region. The repetition rate and pulse duration shows a typical Q-switched laser profile as we increase the pump power; the repetition rate increases from 19.471-74.074 kHz while pulse duration decreases from 8.88-3.2 µs. A signal-to-noise ratio value of 35 dB was obtained at 100 mW pump power. By using a balanced twin-detector method, the modulation depth and saturation intensity of the Ag nanoparticle thin film were measured to be 31.6% and 0.54 MW cm-2 respectively. This result offers another alternative to the existing SA materials.

  20. Black phosphorus as saturable absorber for the Q-switched Er:ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 {\\mu}m

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    Qin, Zhipeng; Zhang, Han; Zhao, Chujun; Yuan, Peng; Wen, Shuangchun; Qian, Liejia

    2015-01-01

    Black phosphorus, a newly emerged two-dimensional material, has attracted wide attention as novel photonic material. Here, multi-layer black phosphorus is successfully fabricated by liquid phase exfoliation method. By employing black phosphorus as saturable absorber, we demonstrate a passively Q-switched Er-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at the wavelength of 2.8 {\\mu}m. The modulation depth and saturation fluence of the black phosphorus saturable absorber are measured to be 15% and 9 {\\mu}J/cm2, respectively. The Q-switched fiber laser delivers a maximum average power of 485 mW with corresponding pulse energy of 7.7 {\\mu}J and pulse width of 1.18 {\\mu}s at repetition rate of 63 kHz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time to demonstrate that black phosphorus can realize Q-switching of 2.8-{\\mu}m fiber laser. Our research results show that black phosphorus is a promising saturable absorber for mid-infrared pulsed lasers.

  1. Q开关激光治疗太田痣的临床分析%Clinical Analysis of Q Switch Laser in Treatment of Nevus of Ota

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    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze the clinical effect of Q switch laser in treating patients with too much field mole.Methods To adopt the Q switch Nd:YAG 1 064 nm laser treatment on 280 patients.ResultsWith the increase of the number of patients with treatment the cure rate and total effective rate increased more than 6 times,the treatment,the cure rate was 96.7%,the total efficiency of 100%. Conclusion The Q switch Nd:YAG 1 064 nm laser in treatment of nevus of ota high.%目的:分析Q开关激光治疗太田痣的临床疗效。方法对280例太田痣患者采取Q开关Nd:YAG 1064 nm激光治疗。结果随着治疗次数的增加患者痊愈率及总有效率随之提高,治疗6次以上,痊愈率96.7%,总有效率100%。治疗后无瘢痕。结论 Q开关Nd:YAG 1064 nm激光治疗太田痣疗效高。

  2. Fractional CO2 laser is as effective as Q-switched ruby laser for the initial treatment of a traumatic tattoo.

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    Seitz, Anna-Theresa; Grunewald, Sonja; Wagner, Justinus A; Simon, Jan C; Paasch, Uwe

    2014-12-01

    Q-switched laser treatments are considered the standard method for removing both regular and traumatic tattoos. Recently, the removal of tattoo ink using ablative fractional lasers has been reported. Ablative fractional CO2 laser and q-switched ruby laser treatments were used in a split-face mode to compare the safety and efficacy of the two types of laser in removing a traumatic tattoo caused by the explosion of a firework. A male patient suffering from a traumatic tattoo due to explosive deposits in his entire face was subjected to therapy. A series of eleven treatments were performed. The right side of the face was always treated using an ablative fractional CO2 laser, whereas the left side was treated only using a q-switched ruby laser. After a series of eleven treatments, the patient demonstrated a significant lightening on both sides of his traumatic tattoo, with no clinical difference. After the first six treatments, the patient displayed greater lightening on the right side of his face, whereas after another five treatments, the left side of the patient's face appeared lighter. No side effects were reported. In the initial stage of removing the traumatic tattoo, the ablative fractional laser treatment appeared to be as effective as the standard ruby laser therapy. However, from the 6th treatment onward, the ruby laser therapy was more effective. Although ablative fractional CO2 lasers have the potential to remove traumatic tattoos, they remain a second-line treatment option.

  3. Room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide lasers in Nd:YVO4 Q-switched by phase-change VO2: A comparison with 2D materials

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    Nie, Weijie; Li, Rang; Cheng, Chen; Chen, Yanxue; Lu, Qingming; Romero, Carolina; Vázquez de Aldana, Javier R.; Hao, Xiaotao; Chen, Feng

    2017-04-01

    We report on room-temperature subnanosecond waveguide laser operation at 1064 nm in a Nd:YVO4 crystal waveguide through Q-switching of phase-change nanomaterial vanadium dioxide (VO2). The unique feature of VO2 nanomaterial from the insulating to metallic phases offers low-saturation-intensity nonlinear absorptions of light for subnanosecond pulse generation. The low-loss waveguide is fabricated by using the femtosecond laser writing with depressed cladding geometry. Under optical pump at 808 nm, efficient pulsed laser has been achieved in the Nd:YVO4 waveguide, reaching minimum pulse duration of 690 ps and maximum output average power of 66.7 mW. To compare the Q-switched laser performances by VO2 saturable absorber with those based on two-dimensional materials, the 1064-nm laser pulses have been realized in the same waveguide platform with either graphene or transition metal dichalcogenide (in this work, WS2) coated mirror. The results on 2D material Q-switched waveguide lasers have shown that the shortest pulses are with 22-ns duration, whilst the maximum output average powers reach ~161.9 mW. This work shows the obvious difference on the lasing properties based on phase-change material and 2D materials, and suggests potential applications of VO2 as low-cost saturable absorber for subnanosecond laser generation.

  4. Morphologic Changes of Zebrafish Melanophore after Intense Pulsed Light and Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Irradiation

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    Ryu, Hwa Jung; Lee, Ji Min; Jang, Hee Won; Park, Hae Chul; Rhyu, Im Joo

    2016-01-01

    Background Recently, the pulse-in-pulse mode of intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used increasingly for the treatment of melasma. Objective To observe the morphologic changes in the melanophore in adult zebrafish after irradiation with conventional and pulse-in-pulse IPL and Q-switched Nd:YAG (QSNY) laser. Methods Adult zebrafish were irradiated with conventional and pulse-in-pulse mode of IPL. The conditions for conventional IPL were 3 mJ/cm2, 560 nm filter, and pulse widths of 7, 20, and 35 msec. The pulse-in-pulse conditions were 3 mJ/cm2 and on-time 1/off-time 2. The QSNY laser was used with the settings of 1,064 nm, 0.4 J/cm2, a 7 mm spot size, and one shot. Specimens were observed using a light microscope, a transmission electron microscope (TEM), a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a confocal microscope. Results After conventional IPL irradiation with a 7 msec pulse width, melanophore breakage was observed using light microscopy. Under TEM, irradiation with conventional IPL for 7 msec and pulse-in-pulse IPL induced melanophore thermolysis with vacuolization. However, changes in the melanophore were not observed with 35 msec IPL. Under SEM, unlike the control and QSNY groups, IPL-irradiated zebrafish showed finger-like fusion in the protein structure of scales. Specimens examined by a confocal microscope after conventional IPL irradiation showed a larger green-stained area on TUNEL staining than that after pulse-in-pulse mode IPL irradiation. Conclusion Zebrafish irradiated with long pulse-IPL showed no morphologic changes using light microscopy, while morphological changes in melanophores were evident with use of TEM. Pulse-in-pulse mode IPL caused less damage than conventional IPL. PMID:27904270

  5. Effectiveness of combined pulsed dye and Q-switched ruby laser treatment for large to giant congenital melanocytic naevi.

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    Funayama, E; Sasaki, S; Furukawa, H; Hayashi, T; Yamao, T; Takahashi, K; Yamamoto, Y; Oyama, A

    2012-11-01

    There is no consensus on the most appropriate treatment for patients with large to giant congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) because of the risk of melanoma development. Surgical excision followed by skin grafting or expanded skin coverage may cause unfavourable scarring. There is a balance to be achieved between minimizing the disfiguring appearance and the risk of malignant change. The pulsed dye laser (PDL) is commonly used for vascular lesions and is highly absorbed by melanin and haemoglobin. Its pulse duration is longer than that of Q-switched ruby lasers (QsRL), which can have nonspecific photothermolytic effects on surrounding nonpigmented naevus cells. To investigate the effectiveness of combined treatment with the PDL and QsRL for large to giant CMN. Six patients with large to giant CMN were enrolled in this study. Treatment consisted of one pass of PDL treatment followed by one pass of QsRL treatment. Multiple rounds of treatment were applied to all patients. All patients responded to this combined regimen, and the lesional colour was effectively reduced. The mean number of rounds of laser treatment required to achieve skin lightening was 7·7. No patients suffered severe hypertrophic scarring. No cases of recurrence or malignant transformation were observed. The histological results from the patient who underwent the most laser therapy in this study showed a remarkable reduction in the number of melanocytic naevus cells after treatment. This technique may enable the removal of most of the pigmented lesion and melanocytic naevus cells with minimal scarring. © 2012 The Authors. BJD © 2012 British Association of Dermatologists.

  6. End-pumped Nd:YAG Q-switched laser with high energy and narrow pulse for glass carving

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    Ling, Ming; Jin, Guang-yong; Tan, Xue-chun; Wu, Zhi-chao; Liang, Zhu

    2009-05-01

    In order to raise the accuracy of glass carving and improve deep cutting, a novel diode end-pumed solid-state laser is researched. Selecting proper volume of laser crytal, one continue wave laser diode which longitudinally pumped Nd:YAG crystal is performed and an applied optics coupling system is designed with self focusing.Computing with ray trace software and MATLAB software, the best parameter is obtained, so pumping beam is coupled efficiently to Nd:YAG.Used a Cr4+:YAG crystal with the singnal transmission of 82% and a line plane-concave cavity, nanosecond narrow pulse is gotten. After two thermal-electrical coolers kept the laser to work at constant temperature instead of water cooling, the volume of laser is markedly reduced. The method of thermal-electrical cooling could increase the system efficiency,achieve the effect of low mode output.Experimental results indicate that the maximum laser output energy in 1064 nm is 118mJ,pulse width is 5 ns, conversion efficiency from light to light is 15.7% under the condition of the incident power of 5 W and the diameter of the output laser spot is less than 1 mm. This end-pumped Nd:YAG Q-switched laser with the light output of high quality and long life, which has 0.01 mm accuracy after lens focusing can satisfy the glass carving with higher precision, rapid speed as well as easy control. It can be used in carving all kinds of glass and replace current CO2 laser.

  7. Treatment of melasma in Caucasian patients using a novel 694-nm Q-switched ruby fractional laser

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    2013-01-01

    Background Melasma is a common hypermelanosis of the face. The use of a classical Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) to treat melasma is discussed controversially and is associated with frequent adverse effects, such as hyper- or hypopigmentation. Recently a fractional-mode (FRx) QSRL was developed to minimize the adverse effects of classical QSRL. The objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel FRx-QSRL in the treatment of melasma in Caucasian patients. Methods We performed a retrospective study of 25 Caucasian melasma patients (Fitzpatrick skin types I to III). Patients received one to three FRx-QSRL treatments (Tattoostar FRx, Asclepion Laser Technologies, Jena, Germany) at pulse energies of 4 to 8 J/cm2. Three blinded investigators independently evaluated the melasma area and severity index (MASI) score before treatment and at the four- to six-week follow-ups. At additional three-month follow-ups, patients evaluated subjective improvement, pain and over-all satisfaction with the treatment according to a numeric analogue score (NAS). Side effects were documented. Results At four to six weeks post laser treatment for a mean of 1.4 sessions, we observed a significant (P = 0.0001) reduction of the MASI score from 6.54 to 1.98 (72.3%). Patients rated the pain of the intervention at a mean 2.46 points (0 = no pain; 10 = maximum pain), the improvement at a mean 5.55 points (0 = no improvement; 10 = maximum improvement) and the overall satisfaction at a mean 4.66 points (0 = not satisfied; 10 = maximum satisfaction). After three months, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and/or recurring melasma were observed in 7 (28%) and 11 (44%) patients, respectively. Conclusion The 694-nm FRx-QSRL is a safe and effective option for treating melasma in Caucasian patients. Over periods of >3 months, PIH and/or recurring melasma may develop at significant rates and may reduce patient satisfaction. Multiple treatment

  8. Idler-resonant intracavity KTA-based OPO pumped by a dual-loss modulated-Q-switched-laser with AOM and Cr4+:YAG

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    Qiao, Junpeng; Zhao, Shengzhi; Yang, Kejian; Zhao, Jia; Li, Guiqiu; Li, Dechun; Li, Tao; Qiao, Wenchao

    2017-06-01

    An idler-resonant KTiOAsO4 (KTA)-based intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO) pumped by a dual-loss-modulated Q-switched laser with an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber (Cr4+:YAG-SA) has been presented. By utilizing a type-II non-critically phase-matched KTA crystal, signal wave at 1535 nm and idler wave at 3467 nm have been generated. Under an incident pump power of 18.3 W, maximum output powers of 615 mW for signal wave and 228 mW for idler wave were obtained at an AOM modulation rate of 10 kHz, corresponding to a whole optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 4.6%. The shortest pulse widths of signal and idler wave were measured to be 898 ps and 2.9 ns, corresponding to the highest peak powers of 68.4 and 7.9 kW, respectively. In comparison with IOPO pumped by a singly Q-switched laser with an AOM, the IOPO pumped by a doubly Q-switched laser (DIOPO) with an AOM and a Cr4+:YAG-SA can generate signal wave and idler wave with shorter pulse width and higher peak power. By considering the spatial Gaussian distribution of intracavity photon density, a set of coupled rate equations for the idler-resonant DIOPO were built for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The simulation results agreed well with the experimental results.

  9. All-fiber dual-wavelength Q-switched and mode-locked EDFL by SMF-THDF-SMF structure as a saturable absorber

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    Latiff, A. A.; Kadir, N. A.; Ismail, E. I.; Shamsuddin, H.; Ahmad, H.; Harun, S. W.

    2017-04-01

    We demonstrate all-fiber dual-wavelength Q-switched and mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) by utilizing the thulium-holmium-doped fiber (THDF) as a fiber saturable absorber (SA) and also a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) element. The 19 cm long THDF has a core diameter of 11.5 μm, refractive index difference of 0.005, and cutoff wavelength of 1810 nm. Stable dual-wavelength Q-switching operation was generated at 1555.14 nm and 1557.64 nm with free spectral range (FSR) of 2.5 nm. The repetition rate of 14.45-78.49 kHz was obtained between 12 and 100 mW pump power. At maximum pump power, the maximum output power and pulse energy were 2.58 mW and 32.87 nJ, respectively. By adding 195 cm long SMF in the same cavity, the stable dual-wavelength mode-locking operation was started at 166 mW and continue stable to 201 mW pump power. This mode-locking operation produced stable dual-wavelength pulses at 1530.34 nm and 1532.84 nm with a repetition rate of 1 MHz with a pulse duration of 128 ns and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 62 dB. It shares the same value of FSR in Q-switching operation. The highest output power of 1.57 nJ corresponds to the maximum output power of 1.57 mW was obtained. Our results validate the linear absorption characteristic at C-band region and multimode fiber effect of THDF can be utilized as SA to generate stable all-fiber dual-wavelength pulsed lasers. Remarkably, these findings expand a fiber gain medium application in short pulse generation.

  10. Near-diffraction-limited green source by frequency doubling of a diode-stack pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG slab oscillator-amplifier system.

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    Zhang, Hengli; Liu, Xiaomeng; Li, Daijun; Shi, Peng; Schell, Alex; Haas, Claus Rüdige; Du, Keming

    2007-09-10

    A near-diffraction-limited, stable, 18 mJ green source with a pulse width of 16.7 ns was generated at a 1 kHz repetition rate by frequency doubling of diode stacks end-pumped electro-optically Q-switched slab Nd:YAG oscillator-amplifier system. The pump to green optical conversion efficiency was 10.7%. At the output energy of 15 mJ at 532 nm, the M2 factors were 1.3 and 1.7 in the unstable and stable directions, respectively. The energy pulse stability was approximately 0.8%.

  11. Solitary pulse-on-demand production by optical injection locking of passively Q-switched InGaN diode laser near lasing threshold

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    Zeng, X., E-mail: xi.zeng@csem.ch, E-mail: dmitri.boiko@csem.ch; Stadelmann, T.; Grossmann, S.; Hoogerwerf, A. C.; Boïko, D. L., E-mail: xi.zeng@csem.ch, E-mail: dmitri.boiko@csem.ch [Centre Suisse d' Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), CH-2002 Neuchâtel (Switzerland); Sulmoni, L.; Lamy, J.-M.; Grandjean, N. [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (ICMP), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2015-02-16

    In this letter, we investigate the behavior of a Q-switched InGaN multi-section laser diode (MSLD) under optical injection from a continuous wave external cavity diode laser. We obtain solitary optical pulse generation when the slave MSLD is driven near free running threshold, and the peak output power is significantly enhanced with respect to free running configuration. When the slave laser is driven well above threshold, optical injection reduces the peak power. Using standard semiconductor laser rate equation model, we find that both power enhancement and suppression effects are the result of partial bleaching of the saturable absorber by externally injected photons.

  12. Precise calculation of the KTP crystal used as both an intracavity electro-optic Q-switch and a second harmonic generator

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    Yuye Wang; Jianquan Yao; Degang Xu; Pu Zhao; Peng Wang

    2006-01-01

    @@ A method of precisely calculating the external applied voltage and the optimum type-Ⅱ phase matching angles for KTP crystal, which is used as both an intracavity electro-optic (EO) Q-switch and a frequency doubler, is presented. The effective EO coefficient along the phase-matching direction is defined to calculate the half-wave voltage and the quarter-wave voltage, and the precise calculation for the phase matching angles in the condition of KTP crystal optimum second harmonic phase matching is theoretically realized.

  13. High pulse energy passive Q-switching of a diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser by Cr:ZnSe

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    Korenfeld, Arik; Sebbag, Daniel; Ben-Ami, Udi; Shalom, Eran; Marcus, Gilad; Noach, Salman

    2015-04-01

    A passively Q-switched diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser with polycrystalline Cr:ZnSe as the saturable absorber is demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. By using saturable absorbers with different initial transmission, the maximum pulse energy reached 4.22 mJ with peak power of 162.3 kW for a pulse duration of 26 ns. The maximum output average power amounted to 2.2 W. These results constitute significant improvement from the highest average power, pulse energy and peak power results for the PQS Tm:YLF laser to date.

  14. Diode-pumped passively dual-wavelength Q-switched Nd:GYSGG laser using graphene oxide as the saturable absorber.

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    Song, Qi; Wang, Guoju; Zhang, Bingyuan; Wang, Wenjun; Wang, Minghong; Zhang, Qingli; Sun, Guihua; Bo, Yong; Peng, Qinjun

    2015-04-01

    The performance of a diode end-pumped passively Q-switched dual-wavelength Nd:GYSGG laser operating at 1057.28 and 1060.65 nm with graphene oxide as the saturable absorber was demonstrated. The maximum dual-wavelength average output power of 521 mW was achieved under the absorbed pump power of 5.4 W, corresponding to the optical-to-optical conversion and slope efficiency of 9.8% and 21%, respectively. The minimum pulse width was 115 ns with a pulse repetition rate of 338 kHz.

  15. Lean-Burn Stationary Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine Operation with a Prototype Miniature Diode Side Pumped Passively Q-switched Laser Spark Plug

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    McIntyre, D.L.; Woodruff, S.D.; McMillian, M.H.; Richardson, S.W.; Gautam, Mridul

    2008-04-01

    To meet the ignition system needs of large bore lean burn stationary natural gas engines a laser diode side pumped passively Q-switched laser igniter was developed and used to ignite lean mixtures in a single cylinder research engine. The laser design was produced from previous work. The in-cylinder conditions and exhaust emissions produced by the miniaturized laser were compared to that produced by a laboratory scale commercial laser system used in prior engine testing. The miniaturized laser design as well as the combustion and emissions data for both laser systems was compared and discussed. It was determined that the two laser systems produced virtually identical combustion and emissions data.

  16. Experiment Study of Dual Wavelength and Dual Pulse Q-switched Intracavity Frequency Doubling of a Tunable Cr:LiSAF Laser

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    CHEN Changshui; WANG Peilin; XIE Jianping; SHI Dufang; SHA Xianwu; HE Yulong

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, a flashlamp-pumped Q-switched Cr: LiSAF laser system with intracavity frequency doubling is designed to obtain dual pulse and dual wavelength laser output. The behaviors of second harmonic output of dual pulse and dual wavelength are studied experimentally. Good results are obtained in experiments: the output energy of each second harmonic pulse a round 448.1 nm is 10.2 mJ, the dual pulse time interval can be tuned widely, and the tunable range of each second harmonic wavelength is 448.1 to 465 nm.

  17. Successful Treatment of Tattoo-Induced Pseudolymphoma with Sequential Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Followed by Q-Switched Nd: YAG 532 nm Laser.

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    Tan, Lucinda Siyun; Lucinda, Tan Siyun; Oon, Hazel Hwee; Hazel, Oon Hwee Boon; Lee, Joyce Siong Siong; Joyce, Lee Siong See; Chua, Sze Hon; Hon, Chua Sze

    2013-10-01

    Decorative tattooing has been linked with a range of complications, with pseudolymphoma being unusual and challenging to manage. We report a case of tattoo-induced pseudolymphoma, who failed treatment with potent topical and intralesional steroids. She responded well to sequential treatment with ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) followed by Q-Switched (QS) Nd:YAG 532 nm laser. Interestingly, we managed to document the clearance of her tattoo pigments after laser treatments on histology and would like to highlight the use of special stains such as the Grocott's Methenamine Silver (GMS) stain as a useful method to assess the presence of tattoo pigment in cases where dense inflammatory infiltrates are present.

  18. Passively Q-switched mid-infrared fluoride fiber laser around 3 µm using a tungsten disulfide (WS2) saturable absorber

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    Wei, Chen; Luo, Hongyu; Zhang, Han; Li, Chun; Xie, Jitao; Li, Jianfeng; Liu, Yong

    2016-10-01

    In this letter, we demonstrate a passively Q-switched Ho3+/Pr3+ co-doped fluoride fiber laser centered at 2865.7 nm using a tungsten disulfide (WS2) saturable absorber (SA) for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. A multilayer WS2 film was fabricated using the sulfidation grown method and then transferred onto an Au mirror to act as the cavity feedback and SA device in a linear cavity. Under a launched pump power of 318.5 mW, stable Q-switched pulses with an average output power of 48.4 mW were achieved with a pulse duration of 1.73 µs and repetition rate of 131.6 kHz, resulting in a pulse energy of 0.37 µJ. Our experimental results confirm that WS2 can be an effective nonlinear modulator that is suitable for pulse generation at the 3 µm waveband.

  19. High-power diode-pumped Q-switched Er3+:YAG single-crystal fiber laser for active imaging system

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    Martial, Igor; Balembois, François; Georges, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    We describe an efficient laser emission from a directly grown Er3+:YAG single-crystal fiber that is resonantly pumped using a continuous-wave (CW) laser diode at 1532 nm. In a longitudinal pumping, it emits 12.5 W at 1645 nm with a slope efficiency of 32%, which is the highest ever reported for a directly grown Er:YAG single-crystal fiber laser. Using an off-axis pumping scheme, CW output powers up to 7.3 W can be reached and in Q-switched operation, the laser produces 2 mJ pulses with a duration of 38 ns at the repetition rate of 1 kHz with an M^{2} factor below 1.8. To our knowledge this is the first directly grown Er3+:YAG single-crystal fiber Q-switched laser. In dual-side pumping scheme a laser emission at 1617 nm is achieved with output powers up to 5.7 W representing the highest output power ever achieved by a diode-pumped Er:YAG laser at this wavelength.

  20. The Effect of Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm/532 nm Laser in the Treatment of Onychomycosis In Vivo

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    Kostas Kalokasidis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this prospective clinical study, the Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm/532 nm laser (Light Age, Inc., Somerset, NJ, USA was used on 131 onychomycosis subjects (94 females, 37 males; ages 18 to 68 years. Mycotic cultures were taken and fungus types were detected. The laser protocol included two sessions with a one-month interval. Treatment duration was approximately 15 minutes per session and patients were observed over a 3-month time period. Laser fluencies of 14 J/cm2 were applied at 9 billionths of a second pulse duration and at 5 Hz frequency. Follow-up was performed at 3 months with mycological cultures. Before and after digital photographs were taken. Adverse effects were recorded and all participants completed “self-evaluation questionnaires” rating their level of satisfaction. All subjects were well satisfied with the treatments, there were no noticeable side effects, and no significant differences were found treating men versus women. At the 3-month follow-up 95.42% of the patients were laboratory mycologically cured of fungal infection. This clinical study demonstrates that fungal nail infections can be effectively and safely treated with Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm/532 nm laser. It can also be combined with systemic oral antifungals providing more limited treatment time.

  1. Passively synchronized Q-switched and mode-locked dual-band Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber lasers using a common graphene saturable absorber

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    Jia, Chenglai; Shastri, Bhavin J.; Abdukerim, Nurmemet; Rochette, Martin; Prucnal, Paul R.; Saad, Mohammed; Chen, Lawrence R.

    2016-11-01

    Dual-band fiber lasers are emerging as a promising technology to penetrate new industrial and medical applications from their dual-band properties, in addition to providing compactness and environmental robustness from the waveguide structure. Here, we demonstrate the use of a common graphene saturable absorber and a single gain medium (Tm3+:ZBLAN fiber) to implement (1) a dual-band fiber ring laser with synchronized Q-switched pulses at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1840 nm, and (2) a dual-band fiber linear laser with synchronized mode-locked pulses at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1845 nm. Q-switched operation at 1480 nm and 1840 nm is achieved with a synchronized repetition rate from 20 kHz to 40.5 kHz. For synchronous mode-locked operation, pulses with full-width at half maximum durations of 610 fs and 1.68 ps at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1845 nm, respectively, are obtained at a repetition rate of 12.3 MHz. These dual-band pulsed sources with an ultra-broadband wavelength separation of ~360 nm will add new capabilities in applications including optical sensing, spectroscopy, and communications.

  2. The performance of a novel Ho:LuAG ceramic laser Q-switched by a polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorber

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    Zhang, Y.; Yao, B. Q.; Cui, Z.; Li, J.; Li, H.; Xie, T. F.; Li, C. Y.; Kou, H. M.; Pan, Y. B.

    2017-01-01

    A novel Ho:LuAG ceramic laser Q-switched by a polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorber was reported for the first time in this paper. We took a diode-pumped Tm:YLF laser emitting at 1.9075 μm as the pump source. The laser operated in both continuous wave mode and passively Q-switching (PQS) mode. The maximum PQS output power of 2.67 W was obtained with a slope efficiency of 26.4%. When the absorbed pump power increased from 4.78 to 10.8 W, with three output couplers of T = 2%, T = 10% and T = 25%, the pulse widths decreased as the pump power increased, from 102.9 to 89.2 ns, from 147.1 to 127.6 ns, and from 173 to 150 ns, respectively, and the repetition frequency varied from 10.2 to 20.1 kHz, from 9.3 to 18.3 kHz, and from 8.45 to 16.66 kHz as well. The central wavelength remained constant 2100.64 nm with the change of output couplers and operation modes. Furthermore, the output laser had a beam quality factor M 2 of 1.1.

  3. Study of passive Q-switching for flash-lamp-pumped 1.34-μm Nd:GdVO4 laser

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    Peng Li; Yufei Li; Yuming Sun; Xueyuan Hou; Huaijin Zhang; Jiyang Wang

    2006-01-01

    The static laser performance of a-growth Nd:GdVO4 crystal (a-cut, 4 × 4 × 25 (mm)) at 1.34μm pumped by flash-lamp is investigated with different transmissions of output couplers. With the output coupler transmission of T = 30%, the static output energy of 148 mJ is obtained when the pump energy is 35.2 J,and the corresponding electric-optical conversion efficiency is 0.42%. The Q-switched output of lasers with the output wavelength ranging from 1.3 to 1.6 μm can be realized by using Co2+ :LaMgAl11O19 (Co:LMA)as saturable absorber. A flash-lamp-pumped, passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with Co:LMA as saturable absorber is demonstrated in plano-concave laser cavity. With the cavity length of 16.3 cm and pump energy of 19.8 J, the single-pulse output energy, pulse width, and peak power are obtained to be 4m J, 80 ns, and 5 × 104 W, respectively.

  4. Passively synchronized Q-switched and mode-locked dual-band Tm(3+):ZBLAN fiber lasers using a common graphene saturable absorber.

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    Jia, Chenglai; Shastri, Bhavin J; Abdukerim, Nurmemet; Rochette, Martin; Prucnal, Paul R; Saad, Mohammed; Chen, Lawrence R

    2016-11-02

    Dual-band fiber lasers are emerging as a promising technology to penetrate new industrial and medical applications from their dual-band properties, in addition to providing compactness and environmental robustness from the waveguide structure. Here, we demonstrate the use of a common graphene saturable absorber and a single gain medium (Tm(3+):ZBLAN fiber) to implement (1) a dual-band fiber ring laser with synchronized Q-switched pulses at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1840 nm, and (2) a dual-band fiber linear laser with synchronized mode-locked pulses at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1845 nm. Q-switched operation at 1480 nm and 1840 nm is achieved with a synchronized repetition rate from 20 kHz to 40.5 kHz. For synchronous mode-locked operation, pulses with full-width at half maximum durations of 610 fs and 1.68 ps at wavelengths of 1480 nm and 1845 nm, respectively, are obtained at a repetition rate of 12.3 MHz. These dual-band pulsed sources with an ultra-broadband wavelength separation of ~360 nm will add new capabilities in applications including optical sensing, spectroscopy, and communications.

  5. The evolution of melasma therapy: targeting melanosomes using low-fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet lasers.

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    Kauvar, Arielle N B

    2012-06-01

    Melasma is an acquired disorder of pigmentation that commonly affects women with phototypes III-V, and it has a negative impact on the quality of life in affected individuals. It presents clinically as symmetric tan or brown patches on the face, most often involving the forehead, cheeks, perioral region, and periorbital region. On histologic examination, there is increased melanin in the epidermis and/or an increased number of melanosomes in the dermis, with a normal number of highly melanized and dendritic melanocytes. The mainstay of treatment is the use of sunscreen along with topical medications that suppress melanogenesis. Clearance is usually incomplete and recurrences or exacerbations are frequent, probably because of the poor efficacy in clearing dermal melanosomes. Treatment with high-energy pigment-specific lasers, ablative resurfacing lasers, and fractional lasers results in an unacceptably high rate of postinflammatory hyper- and hypopigmentation and rebound melasma. Recently, promising results have been achieved with low-fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser treatment, which can selectively target dermal melanosomes without producing inflammation or epidermal damage, in all skin phototypes. This article reviews the current treatment modalities for melasma, the rationale for using and the clinical results of combination therapy with low-fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet lasers.

  6. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of solids using a long-pulse (150 ns) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

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    Yamamoto, Karen Y; Cremers, David A; Foster, Leeann E; Davies, Mathew P; Harris, Ronny D

    2005-09-01

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) measurements are typically carried out using pulses (50 mJ) from a flashlamp-pumped electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (EO-laser) or excimer laser. Here we report LIBS analyses of solids using an acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (AO-laser) producing 150 ns pulses of lower energy (10 mJ) at repetition rates up to 6 kHz. The high repetition rate allows increased spatial or depth sampling over a given time period compared to the EO-laser. Results of AO-laser based LIBS analysis of (1) steels, (2) soils, and (3) surface stains and dusts are described. Detection limits for Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, and Si in steel ranged from 0.11 to 0.24% using a commercial polychromator-based detection system with limits 4--30 times lower achieved using a laboratory-based detection system. The minimum detectable masses of Ba, Cr, Mn, and Sr on a metal surface were estimated with 1.2 pg/shot achieved for Sr. Detection limits for Ba and Sr in soil were 296 and 52 ppm, respectively. The temperatures, spectra, and emission decay curves from plasmas generated by the AO- and EO-lasers are compared and some characteristics of particles ablated by the AO-laser are described.

  7. High performance of a passively Q-switched mid-infrared laser with Bisub>2sub>Tesub>3sub>/graphene composite SA.

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    You, Zhenyu; Sun, Yijian; Sun, Dunlu; Zhu, Zaojie; Wang, Yan; Li, Jianfu; Tu, Chaoyang; Xu, Jinlong

    2017-02-15

    We report passively Q-switched ∼2 and ∼3  μm mid-infrared (MIR) solid-state lasers with a self-assembly solvothermal-synthesized Bisub>2sub>Tesub>3sub>/graphene heterostructure saturable absorber (SA) for the first time. Based on the oxidation resistance and high thermal conductivity of graphene, and large modulation depth of Bisub>2sub>Tesub>3sub> nanosheets, two high-performance Q-switching lasers were realized. One is a Tm:YAP laser with a maximum average output power of 2.34 W and a pulse width of 238 ns at ∼2  μm. The corresponding maximum pulse peak power was 91 W, which was much improved in comparison with the pure graphene-based Tm laser. The other one is an Er:YSGG laser producing a pulse width of 243 ns, which is the shortest among the 2D SAs-based ∼3  μm solid-state lasers, as far as we know. Our results indicate that such a composite Bisub>2sub>Tesub>3sub>/graphene material is a promising SA for generating high-performance mid-infrared pulse lasers.

  8. Linearly polarized, Q-switched, erbium-doped fiber laser incorporating a bulk-structured bismuth telluride/polyvinyl alcohol saturable absorber

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    Lee, Jinho; Lee, Junsu; Koo, Joonhoi; Chung, Hojai; Lee, Ju Han

    2016-07-01

    We experimentally demonstrate a linearly polarized, passively Q-switched, erbium (Er)-doped fiber laser using a saturable absorber (SA) based on a composite consisting of a bulk-structured bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) topological insulator (TI) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The SA was constructed on a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber ferrule platform, which had a sandwich structure. Its saturation intensity and modulation depth were measured to be ˜ and ˜4.1%, respectively. Using the prepared Bi2Te3/PVA SA in a PM Er-doped fiber ring laser, stable Q-switched pulses with a degree of polarization of ˜98.6% and an azimuth angle of ˜-0.34 deg were demonstrated. The minimum pulse width was measured to be ˜1.58 μs at a repetition rate of 47.1 kHz. This experimental demonstration verifies that a thin film based on a bulk-structured Bi2Te3 TI can fit into a sandwich-structured SA based on PM fiber ferrules.

  9. Experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the light pulses of Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and nanosecond optical parametric oscillators

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    Anstett, G.; Wallenstein, R.

    2004-11-01

    We report an experimental investigation of the spectro-temporal dynamics of the pulse formation in Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and in nanosecond optical parametric oscillators (OPOs). The temporal evolution of the spectral intensity distribution of the light pulses was measured with a 1-m Czerny Turner spectrometer in combination with a fast streak camera. This detection system allows the analysis of temporal changes in the spectrum of single nanosecond pulses. The measurements were performed for a flashlamp-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and for an unseeded as well as for a seeded singly-resonant nanosecond OPO. The laser output spectrum varies strongly from pulse to pulse and even within a single pulse due to mode beating. In an unseeded OPO, individual spectral modes start to oscillate statistically from the parametric noise for pump powers close to the OPO threshold. With increasing pump power a strong modulation in the spectral formation of the pulse is observed, resulting from a strong interaction of parametric conversion and back conversion of signal and idler radiation into pump radiation. By means of injection seeding, the starting condition was controlled for a single mode. Due to the seed radiation, the seeded mode starts sooner than the unseeded modes. These are suppressed completely in the case of sufficient seed power and moderate pump power. The observations are in good agreement with results of corresponding numerical simulations.

  10. 一种快速有效的NQR探头恢复方法%NQR Probe Recovery Time Reduction with a Novel Active Q-Switching Circuit

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    陈星; 徐更光

    2008-01-01

    介绍了一种用于主动减小NQR探头恢复时间的Q值变换电路,它利用MOEFET控制变Q电路与探头电路的耦合,并通过变压器增加与电感线圈串联的阻抗值以达到改变Q值的目的.此电路不会产生新的振铃也不会对接收NQR的分辨率造成损失.实验结果表明,电路能有效缩短探头的恢复时间,同时还可以提高信噪比.%An active Q-switching circuit using a transformer is described for reducing the recovery time of NQR probes. A MOSFET was used to control the coupling and decoupling states of the Q-switching circuit to the probe so that it did not operate during the reception of NQR signals. The performance of the circuits was demonstrated by experimental results. It was shown that the circuit did not create new ringing, and caused no loss in sensitivity.

  11. 1064 nm Q switched Nd: YAG laser treatment of nevus of Ota: An Indian open label prospective study of 50 patients

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    Hemanta Kumar Kar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nevus of Ota is very common in Asians. Estimated male to female ratio is 1:4.8. Patients seek treatment early in life due to psychological trauma and cosmetic disfigurement. The creation of high power, short pulse Q switched lasers has recently provided tools for considerable therapeutic advances in the treatment of dermal pigmented lesions. Aims: To determine the efficacy and side-effect profile of Q switched Nd:YAG Laser (QSNYL in fifty Indian patients. Methods: Fifty patients of nevus of Ota underwent multiple treatments (average 5 sessions at monthly intervals carried out over a period of 2 years with QSNYL (Med-lite C6. Of the 50 patients, 2 were males; and the rest were females. Skin types treated included phototype IV and V. The response after subsequent treatments was documented through serial photographs that were taken before and after every treatment session. Response to the treatment was graded based on quartile grading scale. Results: Near total improvement was seen in 8%, marked improvement in 22%, moderate improvement in 38% and 32% patients reported less than 25% clearing of the lesion. All patients reported some improvement. Transient postinflammatory hyperpigmentation was observed in 4 (8% patients, which cleared with use of sunscreens and bleaching agents within 2 months. No textural change or scarring was observed in any patient. Conclusions: QSNYL is an easy-to-perform and effective treatment in cases of nevus of Ota in Indian patients with few side effects.

  12. Comparison of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser alone versus its combination with ultrapulse CO2 laser for the treatment of black tattoo.

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    Vanarase, Mithila; Gautam, Ram Krishan; Arora, Pooja; Bajaj, Sonali; Meena, Neha; Khurana, Ananta

    2017-10-01

    Q-switched lasers are conventionally used for the treatment of black tattoo. However, they require multiple sittings, and the response may be slow due to competing epidermal pigment in dark skin. To compare the efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser alone with its combination with ultrapulse CO2 for the removal of black tattoo. Sixty patients with black tattoo were randomized into two groups viz., group A and group B. Group A was treated with QS Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) alone, and group B received combination of ablative ultrapulse CO2 followed by fixed-dose QS Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm), at 6-week interval for a maximum of 6 sittings. After each sitting, 3 independent physicians noted percentage of improvement that was evaluated using visual analogue scale (VAS) and grading system for tattoo ink lightening (TIL). Combination laser (group B) showed statistically significant improvement in mean VAS score in the last 2 noted visits as compared to 1st session (p effect profile of both the groups. For refractory professional tattoos, combination of ultrapulse CO2 laser and QS Nd:YAG laser is superior to QS Nd:YAG laser alone.

  13. Pump beam waist-dependent pulse energy generation in Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched microchip laser

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    Li, Chao-yu; Dong, Jun

    2016-08-01

    The incident pump beam waist-dependent pulse energy generation in Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal passively Q-switched microchip laser has been investigated experimentally and theoretically by moving the Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal along the pump beam direction. Highest pulse energy of 0.4 mJ has been generated when the Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal is moved about 6 mm away from the focused pump beam waist. Laser pulses with pulse width of 1.7 ns and peak power of over 235 kW have been achieved. The theoretically calculated effective laser beam area at different positions of Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal along the pump beam direction is in good agreement with the experimental results. The highest peak power can be generated by adjusting the pump beam waist incident on the Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG composite crystal to optimize the effective laser beam area in passively Q-switched microchip laser.

  14. Linearly polarized pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser for Ince-Gaussian laser modes with controllable orientations

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    He, Hong-Sen; Zhang, Ming-Ming; Dong, Jun; Ueda, Ken-Ichi

    2016-12-01

    A tilted, linearly polarized laser diode end-pumped Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched a-cut Nd:YVO4 microchip laser for generating numerous Ince-Gaussian (IG) laser modes with controllable orientations has been demonstrated by selecting the crystalline orientation of an a-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal. The same IG laser mode with different orientations has been achieved with the same absorbed pump power in a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 microchip laser under linearly polarized pumping when the incident pump power and the crystalline orientation of an a-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal are both properly selected. The significant improvement of pulsed laser performance of controllable IG modes has been achieved by selecting the crystalline orientation of an a-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal. The maximum pulse energy is obtained along the a-axis of an a-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal and the highest peak power is achieved along the c-axis of an a-cut Nd:YVO4 crystal, respectively, which has potential applications on quantum computation and optical manipulation. The generation of controllable IG laser modes in microchip lasers under linearly polarized pumping provides a convenient and universal way to control IG laser mode numbers with anisotropic crystal as a gain medium.

  15. Tattoo removal in micropigs with low-energy pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm

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    Hu, Xin-Hua; Wooden, W. A.; Cariveau, Mickael J.; Fang, Qiyin; Bradfield, J. F.; Kalmus, Gerhard W.; Vore, S. J.; Sun, Y.

    2001-05-01

    Treatment of pigmented lesions in skin with visible or near- infrared nanosecond (ns) laser pulses often causes significant collateral tissue damage because the current approach uses pulses with energy of 300 mJ or larger. Additionally, this requires large Q-switched laser systems. To overcome these disadvantages, we have investigated a different approach in delivering ns laser pulses for cutaneous lesion treatment. Tattoo removal in an animal model with a focused laser beam from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been investigated in two Yucatan micropigs tattooed with blue, black, green and red pigments. The tattoos were treated with a focused beam of 12-ns pulses at 1064 nm, with different depth under the skin surface, while the micropig was translated to achieve an effect of single pulse per ablation site in the skin. With the pulse energy reduced to a range from 38 to 63 mJ, we found that nearly complete clearance was achieved for blue and black tattoos while clearance of red and green tattoos was incomplete. Analysis of the skin appearance suggested that the pulse energy can be decreased to below 20 mJ which may lead to further reduction of the collateral tissue damage and improve the clearance of red and green tattoos.

  16. LD-pumped high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser by using La3Ga5SiO14 single crystal electro-optic modulator

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    Chunyu Wang; Huaguo Zang; Xiaoli Li; Yutian Lu; Xiaolei Zhu

    2006-01-01

    A diode-end-pumped electro-optic (EO) Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser operating at repetition rate of 10 kpps (pulses per second) was reported. A block of La3Ga5SiO14 (LGS) single crystal was used as a Q-switch and the driver was a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOS-FET) pulser of high repetition rate and high voltage. At continuous wave (CW) operation, the slope efficiency of the laser was 46%, and maximum optical-to-optical efficiency was 38.5%. Using an output coupler with transmission of 70%, a 10-kpps Q-switched pulse train with 0.4-mJ monopulse energy and 8.2-ns pulse width was achieved, the optical conversion efficiency was around 15%, and the beam quality M2 factor was less than 1.2.

  17. Green Output of 1.5 W from a Diode-Pumped Intracavity Frequency-Doubled Self-Q-Switched and Mode-Locked Cr,Nd:YAG Laser

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    DU Shi-Feng; WANG Su-Mei; ZHANG Dong-Xiang; LI De-Hua; ZHANG Zhi-Guo; FENG Bao-Hua; ZHANG Shi-Wen

    2007-01-01

    We report a diode-pumped intracavity frequency-doubled self-Q-switched and mode-locked Cr,Nd:YAG/KTP green laser with a Z-type cavity, which produces 1.5 W of average power at 532 nm with incident pump power 14.2 W. The individual mode-locked green pulse duration is about 560ps with 149MHz repetition rate. Almost 100% modulation depth of the mode-locked green pulses is achieved at an incident pump power of 4.13 W. The maximum energy of Q-switched green pulse is 19.8 fiJ. The experimental results of pulse duration and pulse energy of Q-switched green pulse agree well with the theoretical calculations.

  18. Large-energy, narrow-bandwidth laser pulse at 1645 nm in a diode-pumped Er:YAG solid-state laser passively Q-switched by a monolayer graphene saturable absorber.

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    Zhou, Rong; Tang, Pinghua; Chen, Yu; Chen, Shuqing; Zhao, Chujun; Zhang, Han; Wen, Shuangchun

    2014-01-10

    Nonlinear transmission parameters of monolayer graphene at 1645 nm were obtained. Based on the monolayer graphene saturable absorber, a 1532 nm LD pumped 1645 nm passively Q-switched Er:YAG laser was demonstrated. Under the pump power of 20.8 W, a 1645 nm Q-switched pulse with FWHM of 0.13 nm (without the use of etalon) and energy of 13.5 μJ per pulse can be obtained. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest pulse energy for graphene-based passively Q-switched Er:YAG laseroperating at 1645 nm, suggesting the potentials of graphene materials for high-energy solid-state laser applications.

  19. Successful treatment of tattoo-induced pseudolymphoma with sequential ablative fractional resurfacing followed by Q-switched Nd: Yag 532 nm laser

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    Tan Siyun Lucinda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Decorative tattooing has been linked with a range of complications, with pseudolymphoma being unusual and challenging to manage. We report a case of tattoo-induced pseudolymphoma, who failed treatment with potent topical and intralesional steroids. She responded well to sequential treatment with ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR followed by Q-Switched (QS Nd:YAG 532 nm laser. Interestingly, we managed to document the clearance of her tattoo pigments after laser treatments on histology and would like to highlight the use of special stains such as the Grocott′s Methenamine Silver (GMS stain as a useful method to assess the presence of tattoo pigment in cases where dense inflammatory infiltrates are present.

  20. A Diode-Stack End-Pumped Electro-Optically Q-Switched Nd:YAG Slab Oscillator-Amplifier System

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    ZHANG Heng-Li; YAN Ying; LI Dai-Jun; SHI Peng; DU Ke-Ming

    2008-01-01

    A laser diode-stack end-pumped electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG slab oscillator-amplifier system with near-diffraction-limited output is demonstrated by a stable-unstable hybrid resonator. The average power of 100 W at a repetition rate or 10kHz with a pulse width 14.7ns and average power of 76.3 W at a repetition rate of 5kHz with a pulse width of 10.2ns are measured. At the repetition rate of 10 kHz and at an output power of 89 W, the beam quality factors M2 in the unstable and stable directions are 1.3 and 1.5, respectively.

  1. Novel technique to treat melasma in Chinese: The combination of 2940-nm fractional Er:YAG and 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

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    Tian, Wei Cheng Brian Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Melasma is one of the most common pigmented lesions in Chinese women. Although topical therapies are the mainstay treatment, lasers are being used increasingly to treat pigmented lesions. Laser treatment of melasma is however still controversial. This is because lasers have not been able to produce complete clearance of melasma and recurrence rates are high. Laser treatments also cause complications such as hypopigmentation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. In this article, we report on a novel technique using a combination of fractional 2940-nm Er:YAG and 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers. We achieved a rapid improvement in two cases of melasma in Chinese type III skin. The improvement was seen rapidly within a month of treatment. Follow-up at 6 months showed sustained results with no complications. This novel technique is able to safely confer excellent and sustained clearance within a short treatment time.

  2. Intracavity optical parametric oscillator at 1.5-7-μm wavelength pumped by passive Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser

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    Mingwei Gao; Chunqing Gao; Kun Tang; Zhifeng Lin; Xiuyong Zhang

    2008-01-01

    A high-repetition-rate eye-safe optical parametric oscillator(OPO),using a non-critically phase-matched KTP crystal intracavity pumped by a passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser,is experimentally demonstrated.The conversion efficiency for the average power is 7% from pump diode input to OPO signal output and the slope efficiency is up to 10.3%.With an incident pump power of 7.3 W.the compact intracavity OPO(IOPO)cavity,operating at 15 kHz,produces an average power of 0.57 W at 1570 nm with a pulse width as short as 6 ns.The peak power at 1570 nm is higher than 6.3 kW.

  3. Modeling of the Co2+saturable absorber Q-switch for the Er:Yb:glass laser (1.534 um)

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    Gruber, John B.; Kennedy, Ann W.; Zandi, Bahram; Hutchinson, James A.

    2000-03-01

    We have modeled the passive Q-switch performance of divalent cobalt and its spectroscopic parameters in various host media for the Er:Yb:Glass laser that operates near 1.534 micrometers . Our method involves the use of rate equations that assume a three-level gain medium and a four-level absorber medium including excited-state absorption. Numerical integration techniques are used where analytical functions are unobtainable to describe the dynamics within the systems that we have examined. Input into the rate equations is obtained from experimental data that include Co2+ ion concentrations, cross-sections, and lifetimes obtained by time-resolved spectroscopy. The calculated laser output in terms of pulse energies and pulsewidths in ns is compared with experimental results based on different Co2+ absorber host matricies and different cavity designs.

  4. Violet to Infrared Multiwavelength Generation in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Pumped by a Q-Switched Nd:YVO4 Laser

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    许祖彦; 梁晓燕; 李健; 姚爱云; 林学春; 崔大复; 吴令安

    2002-01-01

    Six output wavelengths from violet to infrared have been observed simultaneously from an all-solid-state laser pumped optical parametric oscillator in a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. The output wavelengths can be tuned by varying the quasi-phase matched period and/or temperature. The pump laser is a diode-pumped passive Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser operated at 1064nm. Using a crystal with a 29.9μm grating period, we measured six wavelengths at 448, 515, 532, 630, 773 and 1546nm and obtained efficient output. We explain the multiwavelength generation by multiwave coupling theory. This phenomenon may have novel applications in photonic devices.

  5. Q-switched dual-wavelength fiber laser using a graphene oxide saturable absorber and singlemode-multimode-singlemode fiber structure

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    Ahmad, H.; Zulkifli, A. Z.; Yasin, M.; Thambiratnam, K.

    2016-10-01

    A Q-switched dual-wavelength fiber laser using a graphene oxide-based saturable absorber to generate the desired output pulses is proposed and demonstrated. The system utilizes a singlemode-multimode-singlemode fiber structure to control the net losses in the cavity so that only two dominant wavelengths are allowed to oscillate. The proposed system is capable of generating an output with a high repetition rate of 27.1 kHz and a narrow pulse width of 4.03 µs. The output pulses also have average output power and pulse energy of up to 0.5 mW and 18.5 nJ, respectively. The 1st harmonic obtained has a high signal-to-noise ratio of 33.2 dB, indicating a highly stable pulse output with minimum mode hopping.

  6. Efficient Compound-Cavity Eye-Safe KTP OPO at 1.57 μm Pumped by an Electro-Optic Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser

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    ZHONG Kai; WANG Yu-Ye; XU De-Gang; GENG You-Fu; WANG Jing-Li; WANG Peng; YAO Jian-Quan

    2009-01-01

    An efficient high-energy eye-safe optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a type-Ⅱ non-critically phasematched KTP crystal is demonstrated.The KTP OPO is pumped by a quasi-cw diode side-pumped electrooptic Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in a compound-cavity configuration.The maximum output energy of the signal wavelength at 1.57 μm is 66.5 m J,corresponding to an electrical- to-optical conversion efficiency of 4.47% and an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 12.1%.The pulse width (FWHM) is about 3.6 ns with a peak power of 18.5 MW.The output energy is insensitive to repetition rate and demonstrates good stability.

  7. Influence of focal point properties on energy transfer and plasma evolution during laser ignition process with a passively q-switched laser.

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    Bärwinkel, Mark; Lorenz, Sebastian; Stäglich, Robert; Brüggemann, Dieter

    2016-07-11

    Miniaturized passively q-switched laser ignition systems are a promising alternative to conventional ignition sources to ensure a reliable ignition under difficult conditions. In this study the influences of focal point properties on energy transfer from laser to plasma as well as plasma formation and propagation are investigated as the first steps of the laser induced ignition process. Maximum fluence and fluence volume are introduced to characterize focal point properties for varying laser pulse energies and focusing configurations. The results show that the transferred laser energy increases with increasing maximum fluence. During laser emission plasma propagates along the beam path of the focused laser beam. Rising maximum fluence results in increased plasma volume, but expansion saturates when fluence volume reaches its maximum.

  8. Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped Ho³⁺:KY₃F₁₀ laser.

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    Schellhorn, Martin; Parisi, Daniela; Eichhorn, Marc; Tonelli, Mauro

    2014-03-01

    We report continuous-wave and repetitively Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped Ho3+:KY3F10 laser at room temperature. End pumped by a Tm3+-doped silica fiber laser operating at 1938 nm, a maximum laser power of 7.8 W was obtained at a wavelength of ∼2041  nm for 21 W of absorbed pump power, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 60.7% with respect to absorbed power. At a repetition rate of 10 kHz up to 0.78 mJ, energy per pulse was demonstrated with pulse widths of 100 ns. The beam propagation factor (M2) was measured to be <1.26 at the maximum output power.

  9. Q-switching of a Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 microchip laser by a graphene-based saturable absorber

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    Serres, J. M.; Loiko, P.; Mateos, X.; Jambunathan, V.; Yumashev, K.; Griebner, U.; Petrov, V.; Aguiló, M.; Díaz, F.

    2016-02-01

    The first Ho microchip laser passively Q-switched using a graphene-based saturable absorber is demonstrated based on a Tm,Ho:KLu(WO4)2 crystal cut along the N g-axis. A maximum average output power of 74 mW is extracted from the diode-pumped laser at 2061 nm with a slope efficiency of 4%. Pulses as short as 200 ns with an energy of ~0.2 μJ are obtained at a repetition rate of 340 kHz. The energy transfer (ET), 3F4 (Tm3+) ↔ 5I7 (Ho3+) is studied, yielding ET parameters of P 28  =  1.69 and P 71  =  0.15  ×  10-22 cm3 μs-1, revealing the strong prevalence of direct ET.

  10. Second Harmonic Generation Using an All-Fiber Q-Switched Yb-Doped Fiber Laser and MgO:c-PPLN

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    Chang-qing Xu

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available We have experimentally demonstrated an efficient all-fiber passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with Samarium doped fiber as a saturable absorber. Average output power of 3.4 W at a repetition rate of 250 kHz and a pulse width of 1.1 microseconds was obtained at a pump power of 9.0 W. By using this fiber laser system and an MgO-doped congruent periodically poled lithium niobate (MgO:c-PPLN, second harmonic generation (SHG output at 532 nm was achieved at room temperature. The conversion efficiency is around 4.2% which agrees well with the theoretical simulation.

  11. Wideband saturable absorption in few-layer molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) for Q-switching Yb-, Er- and Tm-doped fiber lasers

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    Woodward, R I; Runcorn, T H; Hu, G; Torrisi, F; Kelleher, E J R; Hasan, T

    2015-01-01

    We fabricate a free-standing molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) saturable absorber by embedding liquid-phase exfoliated few-layer MoSe2 flakes into a polymer film. The MoSe2-polymer composite is used to Q-switch fiber lasers based on ytterbium (Yb), erbium (Er) and thulium (Tm) gain fiber, producing trains of microsecond-duration pulses with kilohertz repetition rates at 1060 nm, 1566 nm and 1924 nm, respectively. Such operating wavelengths correspond to sub-bandgap saturable absorption in MoSe2, which is explained in the context of edge-states, building upon studies of other semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD)-based saturable absorbers. Our work adds few-layer MoSe2 to the growing catalog of TMDs with remarkable optical properties, which offer new opportunities for photonic devices.

  12. Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser at 1168.6 nm

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    Lin, H. Y.; Pan, X.; Huang, X. H.; Xiao, M.; Xu, Y. C.; Zhu, W. Z.

    2016-03-01

    We demonstrate the first Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser at 1168.6 nm based on the Stokes shift of 816 cm-1. At the pump power of 4.7 W, the maximum output power of the Stokes line at 1168.6 nm is 270.5 mW, corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 5.8%. The pulse width, pulse repetition rate, pulse energy and peak power are 8.8 ns, 35.8 kHz, 7.6 μJ and 0.86 kW, respectively. At the pump of 5.0 W, the Stokes line at 1097.2 nm based on Raman shift of 259 cm-1 also appears.

  13. Paradoxical darkening of unperceived tattoo ink after relatively low fluence from a Q-switched Nd:YAG (1064-nm) laser in the course of treatment for melasma.

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    Chung, W K; Yang, J H; Lee, D W; Chang, S E; Lee, M W; Choi, J H; Moon, K C

    2009-12-01

    Although Q-switched (QS) lasers are the mainstay of modern tattoo removal, paradoxical darkening of tattoo ink may occur. This darkening of tattoo ink is dependent on laser wavelength, pulse duration and fluence, with high-energy, nanosecond-pulsed lasers more prone to induce tattoo-ink darkening. Laser toning, consisting of multiple-passed QS neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG), 1064-nm laser treatment with low fluence, short pulse duration (hair, eyebrows or eyelashes, but this phenomenon is reversible. A more problematic error is caused by treatment of eyeliner or eyebrow tattoos. We report a patient who experienced changes in unperceived, skin-coloured tattoos, turning them blue after QS Nd:YAG laser treatment of melasma.

  14. Gold nanobipyramids as a saturable absorber for passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser operation at 1.06 µm

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    Zhang, Huanian; Li, Bowen; Liu, Jie

    2017-02-01

    In this letter, gold nanobipyramids (Au-NBPs) are prepared using a seed-mediated growth method. The longitudinal surface plasmon resonance (SPR) absorption peak of the Au-NBPs is located at 1068 nm by controlling the aspect of the materials. To verify the absorption properties of the Au-NBP saturable absorber (SA), a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser is demonstrated. The maximum average output power of 3.33 mW is obtained under a pumped power of 340 mW. The minimum pulse width is 2.6 µs at a pulse repetition rate of 66.3 kHz. The results prove that Au-NBP are a promising SA with the potential for important applications in the field of pulse lasers.

  15. LD side-pumped intracavity frequency-doubled high power Nd:YAG green laser based on acousto-optic Q-switch

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    ZHANG Feng-chuan; FAN Xiu-wei; XUE Lin; CHAI Hong-liang; HE Jing-liang

    2006-01-01

    A highly efficient and high power green laser generated by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-side pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been demonstrated. In the simple L-shaped cavity geometry,the maximum green output power of 28.5 W was obtained with a pulse width of 95 ns at a pulse repetition rate of 10 kHz by using a LBO crystal for frequency doubling,corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 11% from diode pump power to pulse green power. At a pulse repetition rate of 1 kHz,6.9 mJ of pulse energy,25 ns of pulse duration and 276 kW of peak power were obtained.

  16. Numerical modeling of the phase-conjugate laser with an intra-cavity stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror: Q-switching mode

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    Yashkir, Yuri

    2006-04-01

    We present a new computer numerical model of the phase-conjugate laser, utilizing an intra-cavity Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) element. The modelled laser system includes the active laser crystal which is placed between the output coupler mirror and a stimulated Brillouin scattering cell. The numerical model includes a set of rate equations for the active crystal inverse population, and for the photon density inside the laser cavity. The SBS backscattering model is based on a reduced set of coupled equations for electromagnetic fields for two waves (a pump wave and an SBS wave) propagating in opposite directions. The numerical integration of the set of equations simulates in detail the temporal dynamics of the laser. A wide range of realistic system parameters was numerically investigated. Different laser regimes (from a quasi -CW mode to a Q-switched mode) were numerically tested. The method of numerical modelling of such laser system can be efficiently used for an optimal laser design.

  17. High-speed cutting of thin materials with a Q-switched laser in a water-jet versus conventional laser cutting with a free running laser

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    Wagner, Frank R.; Boillat, Christophe; Buchilly, Jean-Marie; Spiegel, Akos; Vago, Nandor; Richerzhagen, Bernold

    2003-07-01

    Cutting of thin material, c.f. stencils, stents and thin wafers, is an important market for laser machining. Traditionally this task is performed using flash-lamp pumped, free-running Nd:YAG lasers. Using the water-jet guided laser technology, we experienced that the use of Q-switched lasers leads to superior results while cutting a variety of thin materials. In this technique, the laser is conducted to the work piece by total internal reflection in a thin stable water-jet, comparable to the core of an optical fiber. Utilizing this system, we obtain burr-free, slightly tapered cuts at the same speed as the classical laser cutting and without distinguishable heat affected zone. The main difference is, except the water-jet usage, the pulse duration which is approximately 400 ns instead of 20 to 200 μs in the case of free running lasers. Up to 40'000 high quality apertures per hour can be achieved in stencil mask cutting with the new system. We will compare qualitatively the two possibilities: conventional laser cutting with free-running lasers and water-jet guided laser cutting with Q-switched lasers. The results will be discussed in terms of the different physical effects involved in the material removal upon both methods. In particular the importance of molten material expulsion by the water-jet will be pointed out and compared to the action of the assist-gas. The mentioned effects show that the combination of short pulse laser and water-jet will be beneficial for the production of a wide range of precision parts.

  18. Q-Switched 2.94-microm Er:YAG laser trephination with convergent and divergent cut angles for penetrating keratoplasty.

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    De Souza, Renate Ferreira; Seitz, Berthold; Langenbucher, Achim; Hofmann-Rummelt, Carmen; Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Ursula; Viestenz, Anja; Küchle, Michael; Naumann, Gottfried O H

    2003-08-01

    To study the morphologic properties of perpendicular (P), convergent (C), and divergent (D) cut angles using different speeds of rotations during donor and recipient nonmechanical trephination for experimental penetrating keratoplasty. With a Q-switched 2.94-microm Er:YAG laser corneal trephination was performed in 150 enucleated porcine eyes using ceramic open masks with 8 "orientation teeth/notches" and an automated globe rotation device allowing different cut angles [0 degree (P), 10 and 20 degrees (C and D)] toward the optical axis and variation of the rotation speed [3, 7, and 11 rotations per minute (rpm)]. The regularity of the cut (I, regular; II, slightly irregular; III, irregular) was assessed by light microscopy. The area of thermal damage and the number and size of "spikes" in the stroma at the superficial, intermediate and deep level of the excision were analyzed using digital images and the Optimas image processing software. The regularity of the cut was classified as I in 42%/22% of donor/recipient and as II in 41%/56%, respectively. The thermal damage was least expressed with D20 degree cut angle and donor mask (P trephination, the thermal damage at the deep level was greatest with 7 rpm (P trephination with appropriate settings results in low thermal damage zones at the cut margin. Different cut angles and speeds of trephination may affect the cut performance and quality of the excision. In our study, low rotation speed and divergent donor cut angles showed the best results. The cut quality and the small thermal damage with the Q-switched 2.94-microm Er:YAG laser seem to be tolerable for corneal trephination. Therefore, this modality may be a low-cost, easy-to-handle alternative for nonmechanical corneal transplantation in humans.

  19. Rapid, high-fluence multi-pass q-switched laser treatment of tattoos with a transparent perfluorodecalin-infused patch: A pilot study.

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    Biesman, Brian S; O'Neil, Michael P; Costner, Cara

    2015-10-01

    Perfluorodecalin (PFD) has previously been shown to rapidly dissipate the opaque, white micro-bubble layer formed after exposure of tattoos to Q-switched lasers [1]. The current pilot study was conducted to qualitatively determine if the use of a transparent PFD-infused silicone patch would result in more rapid clearance of tattoos than conventional through-air techniques. Black or dark blue tattoos were divided into two halves in a single-site IRB-approved study with 17 subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III. One half of each tattoo served as its own control and was treated with one pass of a standard Q-switched Alexandrite laser (755 nm). The other half of the tattoo was treated directly through a transparent perfluorodecalin (PFD) infused patch (ON Light Sciences, Dublin, CA). The rapid whitening reduction effect of the Patch routinely allowed three to four laser passes in a total of approximately 5 minutes. Both sides were treated at highest tolerated fluence, but the optical clearing, index-matching, and epidermal protection properties of the PFD Patch allowed significantly higher fluence compared to the control side. Standard photographs were taken at baseline, immediately prior to treatment with the PFD Patch in place, and finally before and after each treatment session. Treatments were administered at 4- to 6-week intervals. In a majority of subjects (11 of 17), tattoos treated through a transparent PFD-infused patch showed more rapid tattoo clearance with higher patient and clinician satisfaction than conventional treatment. In no case did the control side fade faster than the PFD Patch side. No unanticipated adverse events were observed. Rapid multi-pass treatment of tattoos with highest tolerated fluence facilitated by a transparent PFD-infused patch clears tattoos more rapidly than conventional methods. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. 4.5 W mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a ZBLAN fiber pumped by a Q-switched mode-locked Tm3+- doped fiber laser

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    Kneis, C.; Donelan, B.; Berrou, A.; Manek-Hönninger, I.; Cadier, B.; Robin, T.; Poulain, M.; Joulain, F.; Eichhorn, M.; Kieleck, C.

    2015-02-01

    The generation of mid-infrared (mid-IR) supercontinuum (SC) radiation, ranging from 2 - 5 μm, is subject of intense research due to its wide range of applications. A very popular host media for mid-IR SC generation are soft glass fibers owing to their low-loss transmission in the mid-IR wavelength regime, particularly fluoride fibers are very attractive for high-power operation. In this research study, a diode-pumped Q-switched mode-locked (QML) thulium (Tm3+)-doped double-clad silica fiber laser is used to pump a ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF (ZBLAN) fiber for mid-IR SC generation. The QML regime of the fiber laser is actively generated by two acousto-optic modulators. The Tm3+-fiber laser provided up to 23.5 W (26 W) of average output power in QML (continuous wave) regime with a slope efficiency of 36 % (32 %). The measured beam quality has been close to the diffraction-limit in QML regime. The system delivered mode-locked pulses with a duration of 7.5 ps, measured with a commercial autocorrelator system, at a repetition rate of 46 MHz. The Q-switched envelopes had a width between 50 and 150 ns depending on the output power level and the adjustable repetition rate. Mid-IR SC with an average output power in all spectral bands of 4.5 W have been achieved with more than 3 W/ 1.7 W/ 1 W/ 0.36 W after a long-wave-pass filter with a 3 dB-edge at 2.15 μm/ 2.65 μm/ 3.1 μm/ 3.5 μm.

  1. Efficacy of the q-switched neodymium: Yttrium aluminum garnet laser in the treatment of blue-black amateur and professional tattoos

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    Chembolli Lakshmi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Q-switched neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG laser at a wavelength of 1064 nm primarily targets dermal melanin and black tattoo ink. Recent studies have shown that this laser is effective in treating black tattoos. There are few studies conducted in India for the same. Aim: The aim was to assess the effectiveness of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser (QSNYL in the treatment of blue-black tattoos following 3 treatment sessions. Materials and Methods: This study, a prospective interventional study included a total of 12 blue-black tattoos. Following informed consent for the procedure, as well as for photographs, a questionnaire was administered, and improvement perceived by the patient was recorded. In addition, global assessment score (GAS by a blinded physician was also recorded. Photographs were taken at baseline and at every follow-up. Each patient underwent three treatment sessions with 1064 nm QSNYL at 4-6 weekly intervals. Fluences ranged from 1.8 to 9 J/cm 2 . The follow-up was done monthly for 4 months from the first treatment session. The response was assessed by patient assessment (PA and GAS by comparing photographs. Results: After three treatment sessions, although no patient achieved clearance, most patients showed good response with few adverse effects. An average of 64.1% (GAS and 54.2% (PA improvement was observed in 12 tattoos. Tattoos more than 10-year-old showed quicker clearing than those less than 10-year-old. Amateur tattoos also showed a better response in comparison to professional tattoos. Conclusion: Totally, 1064 nm QSNYL is safe and effective for lightening blue-black tattoos in pigmented Indian skin. All patients achieved near complete clearance following the continuation of treatment (an average of six sessions although this was spaced at longer intervals.

  2. Efficacy of the Q-switched Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Laser in the Treatment of Blue-black Amateur and Professional Tattoos

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    Lakshmi, Chembolli; Krishnaswamy, Gayathri

    2015-01-01

    Background: Q-switched neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) laser at a wavelength of 1064 nm primarily targets dermal melanin and black tattoo ink. Recent studies have shown that this laser is effective in treating black tattoos. There are few studies conducted in India for the same. Aim: The aim was to assess the effectiveness of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser (QSNYL) in the treatment of blue-black tattoos following 3 treatment sessions. Materials and Methods: This study, a prospective interventional study included a total of 12 blue-black tattoos. Following informed consent for the procedure, as well as for photographs, a questionnaire was administered, and improvement perceived by the patient was recorded. In addition, global assessment score (GAS) by a blinded physician was also recorded. Photographs were taken at baseline and at every follow-up. Each patient underwent three treatment sessions with 1064 nm QSNYL at 4–6 weekly intervals. Fluences ranged from 1.8 to 9 J/cm2. The follow-up was done monthly for 4 months from the first treatment session. The response was assessed by patient assessment (PA) and GAS by comparing photographs. Results: After three treatment sessions, although no patient achieved clearance, most patients showed good response with few adverse effects. An average of 64.1% (GAS) and 54.2% (PA) improvement was observed in 12 tattoos. Tattoos more than 10-year-old showed quicker clearing than those less than 10-year-old. Amateur tattoos also showed a better response in comparison to professional tattoos. Conclusion: Totally, 1064 nm QSNYL is safe and effective for lightening blue-black tattoos in pigmented Indian skin. All patients achieved near complete clearance following the continuation of treatment (an average of six sessions) although this was spaced at longer intervals. PMID:26677271

  3. Ablation of porcine ligamentum flavum with Ho:YAG, q-switched Ho:YAG, and quadrupled Nd:YAG lasers.

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    Johnson, Matt R; Codd, Patrick J; Hill, Westin M; Boettcher, Tara

    2015-12-01

    Ligamentum flavum (LF) is a tough, rubbery connective tissue providing a portion of the ligamentous stability to the spinal column, and in its hypertrophied state forms a significant compressive pathology in degenerative spinal stenosis. The interaction of lasers and this biological tissue have not been thoroughly studied. Technological advances improving endoscopic surgical access to the spinal canal makes selective removal of LF using small, flexible tools such as laser-coupled fiber optics increasingly attractive for treatment of debilitating spinal stenosis. Testing was performed to assess the effect of Ho:YAG, Q-switched Ho:YAG, and frequency quadrupled Nd:YAG lasers on samples of porcine LF. The objective was to evaluate the suitability of these lasers for surgical removal of LF. LF was resected from porcine spine within 2 hours of sacrifice and stored in saline until immediately prior to laser irradiation, which occurred within an additional 2 hours. The optical absorbance of a sample was measured over the spectral band from 190 to 2,360 nm both before and after dehydration. For the experiments using the Ho:YAG (λ = 2,080 nm, tp  = 140 µs, FWHM) and Q-Switched Ho:YAG (λ = 2,080 nm, tp  = 260 ns, FWHM) lasers, energy was delivered to the LF through a laser-fiber optic with 600 µm core and NA = 0.39. For the experiment using the frequency quadrupled Nd:YAG laser (λ = 266 nm, tp  = 5 ns FWHM), rather than applying the laser energy through a laser-fiber, the energy was focused through an aperture and lens directly onto the LF. Five experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of the given lasers on LF. First, using the Ho:YAG laser, the single-pulse laser-hole depth versus laser fluence was measured with the laser-fiber in direct contact with the LF (1 g force) and with a standoff distance of 1 mm between the laser-fiber face and the LF. Second, with the LF remaining in situ and the spine bisected

  4. Acousto-optic Q-switched laser performances of Er3+∶yb3+∶LuAl3(BO3)4 crystal at 1.5-1.6 μm

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    Yujin Chen; Yanfu Lin; Haiyong Zhu; Ge Zhang; Yidong Huang

    2012-01-01

    Diode-pumped acousto-optic Q-switched pulse laser at 1.5-1.6μm is obtained in an Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3 (BO3)4 crystal. Single-pulse laser operation with slope efficiency of 14% and threshold of approximately 100 mW is realized at an average absorbed pump power of 314 mW and repetition frequency of 20 kHz. Output pulse energy is 67 μJ. The effects of pulse repetition frequency, absorbed pump power, and duty cycle on the wavelength and pulse profile of the Q-switched Er3+:Yb3+:LuAl3(BO3)4 laser are also investigated.%Diode-pumped acousto-optic Q-switched pulse laser at 1.5-1.6 μm is obtained in an Er3+∶Yb3+∶LuAl3 (BO3)4 crystal.Single-pulse laser operation with slope efficiency of 14% and threshold of approximately 100 mW is realized at an average absorbed pump power of 314 mW and repetition frequency of 20 kHz.Output pulse energy is 67 μJ.The effects of pulse repetition frequency,absorbed pump power,and duty cycle on the wavelength and pulse profile of the Q-switched Er3+∶yb3+∶LuAl3(BO3)4 laser are also investigated.

  5. 声光调Q CO2激光器的输出特性%Output performance of acousto-optic Q-switched CO2 laser

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    潘其坤; 谢冀江; 阮鹏; 张来明; 张传胜

    2012-01-01

    采用谐振腔内插入声光调制器(AOM)的方法获得了小型CO2激光器的高重频、窄脉宽、高峰值功率输出。通过分析CO2激光器声光调Q的工作原理,利用基于小信号增益和饱和光强的耦合输出数学模型给出了激光器最佳输出镜透过率的数值解,并运用相关实验装置对该数学模型进行了实验验证。理论分析和实验结果均表明:该声光调Q CO2激光器的最佳输出镜透过率为39%。研究了激光器输出性能随脉冲重复频率的变化规律,当脉冲重复频率〉1 kHz时,激光器输出峰值功率下降,这与CO2分子上能级寿命有关,并受声光调Q开关热效应的影响。实验中获得的激光器脉冲频率在1 Hz~100 kHz可调。在脉冲频率为1 kHz时,获得的激光脉冲宽度为156 ns,脉冲峰值功率为10 kW,且稳定性较好,非常适合于作激光与物质相互作用的光源。%A compact CO2 laser with short pulse duration,high peak power and high repetition was developed by using an Acousto-optic(AO) Q-switch.The operating principle of the AO Q-switch was analyzed,and the theoretical model of CO2 laser was introduced based on the small-signal gain and saturation intensity.Then the optimal numerical solution of the transmission for an output mirror was given by this model.Based on the compact CO2 laser in our laboratory,the experiments to verify the theoretical result were performed.The optimal coupling output factor gained by the theory and experiments is 39%.The variable law of laser output performance with pulse repetition frequency was researched.Results show that the peak power of the laser will fall down when the pulse repetition frequency is greater than 1 kHz,which is related to the radiation life of CO2 molecular upper energy level,and is limited by the heat effect of AO Q-switch.The range of pulse repetition frequency can be adjusted from 1 Hz to 100 kHz.When the pulse repetition frequency is 1 kHz,the measured pulse

  6. Efficacy of 694-nm fractional Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) combined with sonophoresis on levorotatory vitamin C for treatment of melasma in Chinese patients.

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    Zhou, H L; Hu, B; Zhang, C

    2016-07-01

    Melasma is a common acquired and distressing pigmentary disorder presenting to dermatology clinics. It is notably difficult to cure and has a tendency to relapse. The efficacy of classical Q-switched laser in treatment of melasma remains controversial. This study aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of 694-nm fractional QSRL combined with sonophoresis on levorotatory vitamin C for the treatment of melasma patients. Twenty-six patients with melasma were enrolled. Each patient received four to six fractional QSRL treatments at pulse energies of 2.5 to 4 J/cm(2) combined with sonophoresis on levorotatory vitamin C at 2-week intervals. The severity and the area of melasma were assessed by two investigators using the melasma area and severity index (MASI). Side effects were documented. Mean MASI score decreased from 15.51 ± 3.00 before treatment to 10.02 ± 4.39 3 months after the final treatment (P < 0.01). Side effects were few and transient. High-density coverage fractional QSRL combined with sonophoresis on levorotatory vitamin C is safe and effective for the treatment of melasma in Chinese patients.

  7. Single-walled carbon nanotubes oust graphene and semiconductor saturable absorbers in Q-switched solid-state lasers at 2 µm

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    Mateos, Xavier; Loiko, Pavel; Choi, Sun Young; Rotermund, Fabian; Aguiló, Magdalena; Díaz, Francesc; Griebner, Uwe; Petrov, Valentin

    2017-09-01

    The superior performance of a saturable absorber (SA) based on randomly-oriented single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) operating in the spectral region of their first fundamental transition E 11 over a graphene-SA containing several (n  =  3) carbon layers and a commercial semiconductor SA (SESA) for passive Q-switching of bulk thulium solid-state lasers is demonstrated. Using SWCNT-SA in a compact diode-pumped Tm:KLuW laser, a maximum average output power of 1.36 W is achieved at 1932-1944 nm corresponding to a slope efficiency of 41% and pulse characteristics of 48 ns/5.5 µJ which are superior to that for graphene-SA (123 ns/3.1 µJ) and SESA (61 ns/1.1 µJ). SWCNT-SAs are promising for eye-safe miniature lasers at ~2 µm generating nanosecond pulses in the MHz repetition frequency range.

  8. Multi-wavelength passively Q-switched c-cut Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber

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    Lin, H. Y.; Pan, X.; Huang, X. H.; Xiao, M.; Liu, X.; Sun, D.; Zhu, W. Z.

    2016-06-01

    A multi-wavelength passively Q-switched self-Raman laser with a c-cut Nd:YVO4 both as laser and Raman medium is reported. With the increasing pump power, the multi-wavelength laser including the fundamental line at 1067.4 nm, 1st-Stokes at 1097.9 nm, 2nd-Stokes at 1130.1 nm, and 3rd-Stokes at 1163.6 nm is generated sequentially. At a pump power of 5.0 W, the maximum output power of the four discrete lines are 186.8 mW, 246.5 mW, 158.4 mW and 63.6 mW, with corresponding optical conversion efficiencies of 3.7%, 4.9%, 3.2% and 1.3% respectively. The total stimulated Raman scattering conversion efficiency is 9.4%. To our best knowledge, this is the first report of the 2nd-Stokes at 1130.1 nm and 3rd-Stokes at 1163.6 nm.

  9. Passively Q-switched thulium-doped fiber laser with silver-nanoparticle film as the saturable absorber for operation at 2.0 µm

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    Ahmad, H.; Samion, M. Z.; Muhamad, A.; Sharbirin, A. S.; Ismail, M. F.

    2016-12-01

    In this work, a compact thulium-doped fiber laser with a Q-switched output is proposed and demonstrated. A thulium-doped fiber is used for the laser, with a peak absorption of 200 dB m-1 at 790 nm and a cutoff wavelength of 1350 nm as the primary gain medium, and a silver-based saturable absorber as the pulse generation mechanism. The pulses obtained from the proposed laser have repetition rates from 38.3 kHz up to 56.2 kHz, with a pulse width as low as 4.2 µs and pulse energy as high as 67.3 nJ at a maximum pump power of 228.8 mW. The generated pulses are highly stable, showing no changes or fluctuations over operation for a period of 60 min, and further validated with signal-to-noise ratios of 57.0 dB and 59.5 dB in the optical and frequency domains respectively. The proposed laser has high potential for eye-safe applications in manufacturing and medicine.

  10. A Q-switched Ho:YAG laser assisted nanosecond time-resolved T-jump transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy with high sensitivity

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    Li, Deyong; Li, Yunliang; Li, Hao; Weng, Yuxiang, E-mail: yxweng@iphy.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Wu, Xianyou [Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Yu, Qingxu [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2, Linggong Road, Dalian 116023 (China)

    2015-05-15

    Knowledge of dynamical structure of protein is an important clue to understand its biological function in vivo. Temperature-jump (T-jump) time-resolved transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy is a powerful tool in elucidating the protein dynamical structures and the folding/unfolding kinetics of proteins in solution. A home-built setup of T-jump time-resolved transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy with high sensitivity is developed, which is composed of a Q-switched Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser with an output wavelength at 2.09 μm as the T-jump heating source, and a continuous working CO laser tunable from 1580 to 1980 cm{sup −1} as the IR probe. The results demonstrate that this system has a sensitivity of 1 × 10{sup −4} ΔOD for a single wavelength detection, and 2 × 10{sup −4} ΔOD for spectral detection in amide I′ region, as well as a temporal resolution of 20 ns. Moreover, the data quality coming from the CO laser is comparable to the one using the commercial quantum cascade laser.

  11. Passively Q-switched laser with single longitudinal mode based on the frequency selection of grating and F-P etalon in twisted-mode folded cavity

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    Bao'an Song; Weijiang Zhao; Deming Ren; Yanchen Qu; Heyong Zhang; Liming Qian; Xiaoyong Hu

    2009-01-01

    A passively Q-switched side-pumped laser with folded resonator is specially constructed for singlelongitudinal-mode smooth pulse output.Nd:YAG is chosen as the laser active medium and Cr4+:YAG as the saturable absorber medium.Additionally,the method of frequency selection by grating with 1200 line/mm and Fabry-Perot(F-P)etalon is used in the twisted-mode cavity.The single-frequency smooth pulses are produced with 10-Hz repetition rate,20-ns pulse width,and 1.064-μm wavelength.The probability of single-frequency laser output measured is over 99% by using the methods of Fourier analysis and F-P etalon multiple-beam interferometry at the threshold voltage.The measured near-field and far-field angles of divergence axe 1.442 and 1.315 mrad,respectively.The values of M2 are 1.32 and 1.31 separately with the knife-edge method.Single pulse at 1.064 μm with the energy of 8.8 mJ is achieved in TEM00 mode.

  12. A high-power high-stability Q-switched green laser with intracavity frequency doubling using a diode-pumped composite ceramic Nd:YAG laser

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    Wang Yu-Ye; Xu De-Gang; Liu Chang-Ming; Wang Wei-Peng; Yao Jian-Quan

    2012-01-01

    We successfully obtain a high-average-power high-stability Q-switched green laser based on diode-side-pumped composite ceramic Nd:YAG in a straight plano-concave cavity. The temperature distribution in composite ceramic Nd:YAG crystal is numerically analyzed and compared with that of conventional Nd:YAG crystal.By using a composite ceramic Nd:YAG rod and a type-Ⅱ high gray track resistance KTP (HGTR-KTP) crystal,a green laser with an average output power of 165 W is obtained at a repetition rate of 25 kHz,with a diode-to-green optical conversion of 14.68%,and a pulse width of 162 ns.To the best of our knowledge,both the output power and optical-to-optical efficiency are the highest values for green laser systems with intracavity frequency doubling of this novel composite ceramic Nd:YAG laser to date.The power fluctuation at around 160 W is lower than 0.3% in 2.5 hours.

  13. Sub-nanosecond periodically poled lithium niobate optical parametric generator and amplifier pumped by an actively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG microlaser

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    Liu, L.; Wang, H. Y.; Ning, Y.; Shen, C.; Si, L.; Yang, Y.; Bao, Q. L.; Ren, G.

    2017-05-01

    A sub-nanosecond seeded optical parametric generator (OPG) based on magnesium oxide-doped periodically poled lithium niobate (MgO:PPLN) crystal is presented. Pumped by an actively Q-switched diode-pumped 1 kHz, 1064 nm, Nd:YAG microlaser and seeded with a low power distributed feedback (DFB) diode continuous-wave (CW) laser, the OPG generated an output energy of 41.4 µJ and 681 ps pulse duration for the signal at 1652.4 nm, achieving a quantum conversion efficiency of 61.2% and a slope efficiency of 41.8%. Signal tuning was achieved from 1651.0 to 1652.4 nm by tuning the seed-laser current. The FWHM of the signal spectrum was approximately from 35 nm to 0.5 nm by injection seed laser. The SHG doubled the frequency of OPG signal to produce a output energy of 12 µJ with the energy conversion efficiency of 29.0% and tunanble wavelength near 826 nm.

  14. A split-face comparison of Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser for facial rejuvenation in Nevus of Ota patients.

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    Yongqian, Cao; Li, Lin; Jianhai, Bi; Ran, Huo; Li, Guo; Hao, Wei; Xining, Wang; Shigang, Xie; Yibing, Wang

    2017-05-01

    We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of using the 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (QSNYL) for skin rejuvenation in patients with Nevus of Ota. A retrospective, randomized, split-faced, clinical study was conducted. Twenty-nine patients with unilateral moderate to severe Nevus of Ota were enrolled. The participants completed 3-13 sessions of QSNYL treatments 3-6 months apart. Two independent physicians compared the treated and untreated sides of the face to evaluate the clearance of Nevus of Ota, the wrinkle severity rating scale (WSRS), the global aesthetic improvement scale (GAIS), and adverse event reporting. Patients' satisfaction levels were also considered. Of the 29 patients, 28 (96.6%) achieved nearly complete pigmentation clearance. After an average of 7.76 ± 2.99 sessions, statistically significant improvement in wrinkles and skin texture were observed, compared with the untreated side. The degree of skin rejuvenation was positively correlated with the number of treatment sessions. No clinically adverse effects were observed. Repeated QSNYL treatments not only remove the pigment in Nevus of Ota effectively and safely but also improve facial rejuvenation.

  15. Effect of an epidermal growth factor-containing cream on postinflammatory hyperpigmentation after Q-switched 532-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser treatment.

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    Park, Gyeong-Hun; Rhee, Do Young; Moon, Hye-Rim; Won, Chong Hyun; Lee, Mi Woo; Choi, Jee Ho; Moon, Kee Chan; Chang, Sung Eun

    2015-01-01

    Topical application of epidermal growth factor (EGF) promotes wound healing and may reduce the risk of laser-induced postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). To investigate the effect of an EGF-containing cream on the incidence of laser-induced PIH. Twenty-five Korean patients with senile lentigines were recruited and underwent 532-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment. Postoperatively, patients applied either an EGF-containing cream or a control cream to the laser-treated area. Skin color and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) were measured on Days 0, 3, 7, and 35 using a Mexameter and Tewameter, respectively. The EGF-containing cream resulted in a nonsignificant reduction in the laser-induced increase in TEWL (p = .052 on Day 7) but significantly decreased the melanin index and incidence of PIH on Day 35 (p = .031 and p = .027, respectively). Epidermal growth factor-containing creams may be an effective measure to prevent laser treatment-induced PIH in Asian patients.

  16. A Retrospective Study on the Characteristics of Treating Nevus of Ota by 1064-nm Q-switched Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Laser

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    Liu, Yanting; Zeng, Weihui; Geng, Songmei

    2016-01-01

    Background: The Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS Nd:YAG) laser has a significant effect in treating nevus of Ota, but there is lack of a retrospective study about the characteristics of efficacy. Aims and Objectives: To retrospectively analyze the correlation between the clinical characteristics and efficacy, complications, recurrence of QS Nd:YAG laser in treating nevus of Ota. Materials and Methods: One hundred and seventy-one Chinese patients (144 female, 27 male) of nevus of Ota were treated with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser. All cases were treated with fluencies of 4–8 J/cm2 and a spot size of 2–4 mm. Clinical photographs were taken before every treatment and patients were followed up by their clinicians. Results: One hundred and forty-five patients (84.8%) acquired more than 75% improvement with an average of 4.6 sessions. The treatment effect has no significant correlation with sex (P > 0.05). The blue-black and brown lesions improved more than the light-brown (P nevus of Ota. The efficacy correlated with lesion color, which is meaningful to estimate the prognosis. PMID:27293272

  17. Highly efficient, versatile, self-Q-switched, high-repetition-rate microchip laser generating Ince-Gaussian modes for optical trapping

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    Dong, Jun; He, Yu; Zhou, Xiao; Bai, Shengchuang

    2016-03-01

    Lasers operating in the Ince-Gaussian (IG) mode have potential applications for optical manipulation of microparticles and formation of optical vortices, as well as for optical trapping and optical tweezers. Versatile, self-Q-switched, high-peak-power, high-repetition-rate Cr, Nd:YAG microchip lasers operating in the IG mode are implemented under tilted, tightly focused laser-diode pumping. An average output power of over 2 W is obtained at an absorbed pump power of 6.4 W. The highest optical-to-optical efficiency of 33.2% is achieved at an absorbed pump power of 3.9 W. Laser pulses with a pulse energy of 7.5 μJ, pulse width of 3.5 ns and peak power of over 2 kW are obtained. A repetition rate up to 335 kHz is reached at an absorbed pump power of 5.8 W. Highly efficient, versatile, IG-mode lasers with a high repetition rate and a high peak power ensure a better flexibility in particle manipulation and optical trapping.

  18. Highly efficient, versatile, self-Q-switched, high-repetition-rate microchip laser generating Ince–Gaussian modes for optical trapping

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    Jun Dong; Yu He; Xiao Zhou; Shengchuang Bai [Department of Electronics Engineering, School of Information Science and Engineering, Xiamen, 361005 (China)

    2016-03-31

    Lasers operating in the Ince-Gaussian (IG) mode have potential applications for optical manipulation of microparticles and formation of optical vortices, as well as for optical trapping and optical tweezers. Versatile, self-Q-switched, high-peak-power, high-repetition-rate Cr, Nd:YAG microchip lasers operating in the IG mode are implemented under tilted, tightly focused laser-diode pumping. An average output power of over 2 W is obtained at an absorbed pump power of 6.4 W. The highest optical-to-optical efficiency of 33.2% is achieved at an absorbed pump power of 3.9 W. Laser pulses with a pulse energy of 7.5 μJ, pulse width of 3.5 ns and peak power of over 2 kW are obtained. A repetition rate up to 335 kHz is reached at an absorbed pump power of 5.8 W. Highly efficient, versatile, IG-mode lasers with a high repetition rate and a high peak power ensure a better flexibility in particle manipulation and optical trapping. (control of laser radiation parameters)

  19. A Q-switched Ho:YAG laser assisted nanosecond time-resolved T-jump transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy with high sensitivity.

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    Li, Deyong; Li, Yunliang; Li, Hao; Wu, Xianyou; Yu, Qingxu; Weng, Yuxiang

    2015-05-01

    Knowledge of dynamical structure of protein is an important clue to understand its biological function in vivo. Temperature-jump (T-jump) time-resolved transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy is a powerful tool in elucidating the protein dynamical structures and the folding/unfolding kinetics of proteins in solution. A home-built setup of T-jump time-resolved transient mid-IR absorbance spectroscopy with high sensitivity is developed, which is composed of a Q-switched Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser with an output wavelength at 2.09 μm as the T-jump heating source, and a continuous working CO laser tunable from 1580 to 1980 cm(-1) as the IR probe. The results demonstrate that this system has a sensitivity of 1 × 10(-4) ΔOD for a single wavelength detection, and 2 × 10(-4) ΔOD for spectral detection in amide I' region, as well as a temporal resolution of 20 ns. Moreover, the data quality coming from the CO laser is comparable to the one using the commercial quantum cascade laser.

  20. Simulation of laser-tattoo pigment interaction in a tissue-mimicking phantom using Q-switched and long-pulsed lasers.

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    Ahn, K J; Kim, B J; Cho, S B

    2017-08-01

    Laser therapy is the treatment of choice in tattoo removal. However, the precise mechanisms of laser-tattoo pigment interactions remain to be evaluated. We evaluated the geometric patterns of laser-tattoo pigment particle interactions using a tattoo pigment-embedded tissue-mimicking (TM) phantom. A Q-switched (QS) neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser was used at settings of 532-, 660-, and 1064-nm wavelengths, single-pulse and quick pulse-to-pulse treatment modes, and spot sizes of 4 and 7 mm. Most of the laser-tattoo interactions in the experimental conditions formed cocoon-shaped or oval photothermal and photoacoustic injury zones, which contained fragmented tattoo particles in various sizes depending on the conditions. In addition, a long-pulsed 755-nm alexandrite laser was used at a spot size of 6 mm and pulse widths of 3, 5, and 10 ms. The finer granular pattern of tattoo destruction was observed in TM phantoms treated with 3- and 5-ms pulse durations compared to those treated with a 10-ms pulse. We outlined various patterns of laser-tattoo pigment interactions in a tattoo-embedded TM phantom to predict macroscopic tattoo and surrounding tissue reactions after laser treatment for tattoo removal. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. High-efficiency mid-infrared ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched CrTmHo:YAG laser

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    Nieuwenhuis, Albert F.; Lee, Christopher James; van der Slot, Petrus J.M.; Lindsay, I.D.; Gross, P.; Boller, Klaus J.

    2008-01-01

    We report a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) based on a ZnGeP2 crystal directly pumped by a lamp-pumped Q-switched CrTmHo:YAG laser. The IR was tunable from 4.7 to 7.8 μm via crystal angle tuning. A maximum optical to optical efficiency of 56% was obtained from the pump (2.09 μm)

  2. Low-power fractional CO₂ laser versus low-fluence Q-switch 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser for treatment of melasma: a randomized, controlled, split-face study.

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    Jalaly, Niloofar Y; Valizadeh, Neda; Barikbin, Behrooz; Yousefi, Maryam

    2014-08-01

    Various laser treatments are currently available for melasma but their use remains challenging because of potential side effects. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to compare the efficacy and safety of low-fluence Q-switch 1,064 nm Nd:YAG and low-power fractional CO2 laser using a split-face design. A total of 40 female patients with symmetric melasma were enrolled to the study and each side of their face was randomly allocated to either low-fluence Q-switch 1,064 nm Nd:YAG or low-power fractional CO2 laser. They were treated every 3 weeks for five consecutive sessions and followed for 2 months after the last treatment session. Response to treatment was assessed using the Melanin Index (MI) score, modified Melasma Area and Severity Index (mMASI) score, and a subjective self-assessment method. At the 2-month follow-up visit, both sides of the face had statistically significant reductions in the MI and mMASI scores compared with the first visit (p laser-treated side was significantly more than on the Q-switch 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser-treated side (p laser treatments. The present study shows that low-power fractional CO2 laser is safe and effective and can be considered as a valuable approach in the treatment of melasma.

  3. A Comparison of Low-Fluence 1064-nm Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser with Topical 20% Azelaic Acid Cream and their Combination in Melasma in Indian Patients

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    Bansal, Charu; Naik, Hira; Kar, Hemanta K; Chauhan, Amrita

    2012-01-01

    Background: Melasma is an acquired symmetric hypermelanosis characterised by irregular light to gray-brown macules on sun-exposed skin with a predilection for the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin. The management of melasma is challenging and requires meticulous use of available therapeutic options. Aims: To compare the therapeutic efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched Nd: YAG laser (QSNYL) with topical 20% azelaic acid cream and their combination in melasma in three study groups of 20 patients each. Materials and Methods: Sixty Indian patients diagnosed as melasma were included. These patients were randomly divided in three groups (group A = 20 patients of melasma treated with low-fluence QSNYL at weekly intervals, group B = 20 patients of melasma treated with twice daily application of 20% azelaic acid cream and group C = 20 patients of melasma treated with combination of both). Study period was of 12 weeks each. Response to treatment was assessed using melasma area and severity index score. Statistical Analysis: The statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test, paired and unpaired student t-test. Results: Significant improvement was recorded in all the three groups. The improvement was statistically highly significant in Group C as compared to group A (P < 0.001) and group B (P < 0.001). Conclusions: This study shows the efficacy of low-fluence QSNYL, topical 20% azelaic acid cream and their combination in melasma. The combination of low-fluence QSNYL and topical 20% azelaic acid cream yields better results as compared to low-fluence QSNYL and azelaic acid alone. PMID:23378709

  4. Depigmentation with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in universal vitiligo: a long-term follow-up study of 4 years.

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    Majid, Imran; Imran, Saher

    2017-05-01

    Q-switched (QS) lasers are used for depigmentation in universal vitiligo, but there is limited data on long-term results after laser treatment. This study was conducted to assess the safety and long-term follow-up results of QS Nd:YAG laser treatment in combination with need-based topical depigmentation therapy for universal vitiligo. A retrospective study was performed on patients with universal vitiligo who had received QS Nd:YAG laser treatment from 2010 to 2013. All patients were contacted and called for follow-up. Patients who reported were assessed clinically and information regarding adverse effects and relapse (repigmentation) in the follow-up period were obtained. Any need for topical depigmenting creams or other interventions and overall satisfaction to treatment were also documented. Records of 34 patients were retrieved, out of whom 28 cases reported for the follow-up visit. Duration of follow-up ranged from 2 to 5 years (mean, 2.78). No long-term adverse effects were reported and the majority of patients were highly satisfied with treatment. Satisfactory results with >90% clearance of pigment was reported by 89.3% (25/28) of patients, out of whom 72% (18/25) had retained the therapeutic effect with the use of sunscreens with/without intermittent topical depigmentation therapies. In seven cases, partial to complete relapse was observed. QS Nd:YAG laser is an effective tool for treating residual pigmentation in universal vitiligo, and the therapeutic effect can be maintained in most cases with regular sunscreen use and need-based topical therapies.

  5. A retrospective study on the characteristics of treating nevus of ota by 1064-nm q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser

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    Yanting Liu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS Nd:YAG laser has a significant effect in treating nevus of Ota, but there is lack of a retrospective study about the characteristics of efficacy. Aims and Objectives: To retrospectively analyze the correlation between the clinical characteristics and efficacy, complications, recurrence of QS Nd:YAG laser in treating nevus of Ota. Materials and Methods: One hundred and seventy-one Chinese patients (144 female, 27 male of nevus of Ota were treated with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser. All cases were treated with fluencies of 4–8 J/cm2 and a spot size of 2–4 mm. Clinical photographs were taken before every treatment and patients were followed up by their clinicians. Results: One hundred and forty-five patients (84.8% acquired more than 75% improvement with an average of 4.6 sessions. The treatment effect has no significant correlation with sex (P > 0.05. The blue-black and brown lesions improved more than the light-brown (P < 0.05. Hyperpigmentation affected two (1.2% of the patients and hypopigmentation affected one patient (0.6%. No other adverse effect was observed. Recurrence was seen in two patients (1.2%. Conclusion: The 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser is effective with rare complications and recurrence in the treatment of nevus of Ota. The efficacy correlated with lesion color, which is meaningful to estimate the prognosis.

  6. A comparison of low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched Nd: YAG laser with topical 20% azelaic acid cream and their combination in melasma in Indian patients

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    Charu Bansal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Melasma is an acquired symmetric hypermelanosis characterised by irregular light to gray-brown macules on sun-exposed skin with a predilection for the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin. The management of melasma is challenging and requires meticulous use of available therapeutic options. Aims: To compare the therapeutic efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched Nd: YAG laser (QSNYL with topical 20% azelaic acid cream and their combination in melasma in three study groups of 20 patients each. Materials and Methods: Sixty Indian patients diagnosed as melasma were included. These patients were randomly divided in three groups (group A = 20 patients of melasma treated with low-fluence QSNYL at weekly intervals, group B = 20 patients of melasma treated with twice daily application of 20% azelaic acid cream and group C = 20 patients of melasma treated with combination of both. Study period was of 12 weeks each. Response to treatment was assessed using melasma area and severity index score. Statistical Analysis: The statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test, paired and unpaired student t-test. Results: Significant improvement was recorded in all the three groups. The improvement was statistically highly significant in Group C as compared to group A ( P < 0.001 and group B ( P < 0.001. Conclusions: This study shows the efficacy of low-fluence QSNYL, topical 20% azelaic acid cream and their combination in melasma. The combination of low-fluence QSNYL and topical 20% azelaic acid cream yields better results as compared to low-fluence QSNYL and azelaic acid alone.

  7. A comparative study on efficacy of high and low fluence Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and glycolic acid peel in melasma

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    Hemanta Kumar Kar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Melasma is acquired symmetric hypermelanosis characterized by light-to-deep brown pigmentation over cheeks, forehead, upper lip, and nose. Treatment of this condition is difficult and associated with high recurrence rates. With the advent of newer therapies, there is interest in the use of glycolic acid peels and Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (QSNYL in high and low fluence for this disorder. Aims: To compare the therapeutic efficacy of low fluence QSNYL, high fluence QSNYL, and glycolic acid peel in melasma in three study groups of 25 patients each. Methods: Seventy-five Indian patients diagnosed as melasma were included. These patients were randomly divided in three groups (Group A = 25 patients of melasma treated with low-fluence QSNYL at weekly intervals, Group B = 25 patients of melasma treated with glycolic acid peel at 2 weeks intervals, Group C = 25 patients of melasma treated with high-fluence QSNYL at 2 weeks intervals. Study period and follow-up period was of 12 weeks each. Out of the 75 patients included, 21 patients in Group A, 19 patients in Group B, and 20 patients in Group C completed the study. Response to treatment was assessed using melasma area and severity index score. Results: Significant improvement was recorded in all the three groups. The improvement was statistically highly significant in Group A as compared to Group C (P<0.005, significant in Group A as compared to Group B (P<0.05, and also in Group B when compared to Group C (P<0.05. Low-fluence QSNYL was associated with least side effects. Conclusions: This study shows the efficacy of low-fluence QSNYL and glycolic acid peel in melasma. These could be an effective treatment options compared to conventional methods for the treatment of melasma.

  8. Study on the Pulse Interval of Passively Q-Switched Laser Pumped by Diode Laser Pulse%脉冲抽运被动调Q激光器脉冲间隔特性研究

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    许韬; 金光勇; 于永吉; 陈薪羽; 王超; 吴春婷

    2012-01-01

    采用数值模拟和实验相结合的方法对脉冲激光二极管(LD)抽运Nd:YAG被动调Q激光器输出脉冲间隔特性进行分析.从被动调Q速率方程出发,结合脉冲LD抽运的特点,考虑剩余反转粒子数密度的影响,推导出输出调Q脉冲间隔时间的计算公式.重点分析了抽运脉宽、输出镜反射率、抽运功率和Cr4+:YAG初始透射率对输出脉冲间隔时间的影响.结果表明,数值模拟与实验结果基本吻合.%A passively Q-switched Nd! YAG laser pumped by diode pulse is set up. The characteristics of the laser pulse intervals are analysed by combining numerical simulation and experimental method. Starting with the rate equation of passively Q-switching mode, the Q-switched pulse intervals are formulated in consideration of the feature of diode pulse pumping and the influence of surplus inverse population density. The in fluence of pumping current and pulse width, the reflectivity of output mirror and the initial transmission of Cr4+: YAG on pulse interval time is analysed enphatically. The result indicates that the numerical simulation of pulse interval time coincides with the experimental data.

  9. The therapeutic effect analysis of 1496 cases in the treatment of nevus of Ota by Q-switch Nd:YAG laser%Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗太田痣1496例疗效分析

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    李朝惠; 尹锐; 邓军; 程良金; 黄义森; 杨利

    2011-01-01

    目的:回顾性分析Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗仪治疗太田痣的疗效和安全性.方法:分析2006年3月~2011年3月笔者科室运用Q开关激光仪治疗1 496例太田痣患者的临床疗效,根据治疗前后照片进行对比分析.结果:1 496例太田痣经4~10次治疗,痊愈1311例,显效132例,有效53例,总有效率为100%.12例出现一过性色素沉着,所有患者均未出现严重不良反应.结论:Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗太田痣安全、有效,治疗次数与疗效成正比相关,治疗次数越多,效果越好.%Objective To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of nevus of Ota by Q-switch Nd:YAG laser. Methods The clinical data of 1496 cases of nevus of ota treated by Q-switch laser were retrospectively analyzed from March, 2006 to March 2011 in our department. Results 1496 cases of nevus of Ota were treated by 4-10 times,1311 cases were completely cured. 132 cases showed good effect. 53 cases showed effect. All effect rate was 100%.12 cases showed hyperpigmentation There was no severe side effect. Conclusion Q-switched Nd:YAG laser Medlite C6 is effective in treatment of vevus of Ota.Proportional to the treatment number was associated with the efficacy of treatment. The more treatment times can get better effects.

  10. A continuously variable beam-diameter, high-fluence, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for tattoo removal: comparison of the maximum beam diameter to a standard 4-mm-diameter treatment beam.

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    Bernstein, Eric F; Civiok, Jennifer M

    2013-12-01

    Laser beam diameter affects the depth of laser penetration. Q-switched lasers tend to have smaller maximum spot sizes than other dermatologic lasers, making beam diameter a potentially more significant factor in treatment outcomes. To compare the clinical effect of using the maximum-size treatment beam available for each delivered fluence during laser tattoo removal to a standard 4-mm-diameter treatment beam. Thirteen tattoos were treated in 12 subjects using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser equipped with a treatment beam diameter that was adjustable in 1 mm increments and a setting that would enable the maximally achievable diameter ("MAX-ON" setting) with any fluence. Tattoos were randomly bisected and treated on one side with the MAX-ON setting and on the contralateral side with a standard 4-mm-diameter spot ("MAX-OFF" setting). Photographs were taken 8 weeks following each treatment and each half-tattoo was evaluated for clearance on a 10-point scale by physicians blinded to the treatment conditions. Tattoo clearance was greater on the side treated with the MAX-ON setting in a statistically significant manner following the 1st through 4th treatments, with the MAX-OFF treatment site approaching the clearance of the MAX-ON treatment site after the 5th and 6th treatments. This high-energy, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a continuously variable spot-size safely and effectively removes tattoos, with greater removal when using a larger spot-size. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗面部色素增加性病变疗效分析%Efifcacy of the pigmented dermatosis treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    严芳; 周炳荣; 卢寅

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect and side-effect of the pigmented dermatosis is treated by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Methods A total of 145 cases were treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The superifcial pigmented lesions, such as freckle ,cafe-au-lait spots and senile plaques were treated using 532nm wavelength , while the Nevus of Ota and tattoo were treated with 1064nm wavelength. Results All the 145 cases of pigmented disorders obtained good results, especially those with tattoo, freckle, senile plaques. Conclusion The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been proven to be effective and safe in the treatment of pigmented dermatosis.%目的:观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗面部色素增加性皮肤病的临床疗效及副反应。方法:使用Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗145例色素增加性皮肤病患者。雀斑、咖啡斑和脂溢性角化病采用波长532nm,太田痣和文身采用波长l 064nm。结果:145例患者经治疗后,色素性病变逐渐消退,其中文身、雀斑、脂溢性角化病疗效较为显著。结论:Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗色素增加性皮肤病疗效好,安全有效,是一种无创的治疗方法。

  12. Efficient and high-power green beam generation by frequency doubling of acousto-optic Q-switched diode-side pumped Nd:YAG rod laser in a coupled cavity

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    S K Sharma; A J Singh; P K Mukhopadhyay; S M Oak

    2010-11-01

    A 52-W green laser at 532 nm by extra-cavity second-harmonic generation in a coupled-cavity configuration is demonstrated. The fundamental laser is a diode-side-pumped acousto-optic (AO) Q-switched Nd:YAG rod laser producing 84 W of average power at 1064 nm at 8 kHz repetition rate. Type-II phase-matched polished KTP crystal is used as the nonlinear crystal for second-harmonic generation. The individual green pulse width is 50 ns and the fundamental to second harmonic conversion efficiency is 61.8%.

  13. Compact efficient Q-switched eye-safe laser at 1525 nm with a double-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO4 crystal as a self-Raman medium.

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    Chang, Y T; Su, K W; Chang, H L; Chen, Y F

    2009-03-16

    We report on an efficient Q-switched eye-safe laser at 1525 nm with a double-end diffusion-bonded Nd:YVO(4) crystal as a self-Raman gain medium. A diffusion-bonded crystal not only reduces the thermal effects but also increase the interaction length for the stimulated Raman scattering. With an input pump power of 17.2 W, average power of 2.23 W at the first- Stokes wavelength of 1525 nm is generated at a pulse repetition rate of 40 kHz, corresponding to a conversion efficiency of 13%.

  14. Therapeutic Effect of Q-Switch Ruby Laser on Skin Pigmentary Lesions%Q开关红宝石激光治疗皮肤色素性病变疗效分析

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    陈芙莉; 张海荣

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察Q开关红宝石激光治疗太田痣、雀斑、咖啡斑及蓝黑色纹身等不同色素性损害的疗效及安全性.方法 分析2008年6月至2012年5月应用Q开关红宝石激光治疗色素性病变患者3268例的临床疗效,针对不同的病变类型选择采用不同的治疗参数.每个疗程观察4~6个月.根据治疗前后照片进行对比分析.结果 Q开关红宝石激光对雀斑、咖啡斑效果最好,一次治愈率达99.8%;对太田痣、纹身经4~8次治疗也达到满意效果.所有患者均未出现严重不良反应.结论 Q开关红宝石激光治疗色素性病变安全、有效,治疗次数与疗效成正相关.对表皮层色素性病变治疗次数少;对真皮层色素性病变治疗次数越多效果越好.%Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of Q-switched ruby laser on diversified pigmentary disorders. Methods Altogether 3 268 cases of nevus of ota, ephelides, cafe aulait macules and tattoo were treated with Q-switched ruby laser and the effects were retrospectively analyzed from Jun. 2008 to May 2012. The treatment interval lasted for 4-6 months. Results Q-switch ruby laser was most effective in treating ephelides with a cure rate up to 99. 8% after a treatment. It was followed by nevus of ota and tattoo, which were cured after 4-8 treatments. Conclusions Q-switch ruby laser is effective in treating pigmented dermatoses. Treatment frequency is directly proportional to therapeutic efficacy.

  15. Efficacy and safety of fractional Q-switched 1064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser in the treatment of melasma in Chinese patients.

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    Yue, Baishuang; Yang, Qianli; Xu, Jinhua; Lu, Zhong

    2016-11-01

    Melasma is an acquired disorder of symmetrical hyperpigmentation commonly seen in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III and IV. Various novel therapeutic modalities have emerged to treat melasma. The large-spot low-fluence QS Nd:YAG laser has been widely used in Asia; however, the modality needs to be optimized because of the high recurrence rate. The objective of this study is to explore the clinical efficacy and safety of fractional-mode (Pixel) Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) 1064-nm laser for treatment of melasma in Chinese patients. Twenty-seven patients were enrolled and completed all the treatment sessions and the 12-week follow-up. All were treated using the fractional-mode Pixel QS Nd:YAG (1064 nm) laser for eight sessions at a 2-3-week interval. Clinical photographs were taken using the Visia skin analysis imaging system. Two blinded assessors evaluated melasma area and severity index (MASI) scores before and 4 weeks after the final session. Melanin index (MI) and erythema index (EI) was measured before each treatment visit and after the final treatment. The degree of pigmentation and erythema was assessed using a tristimulus color analyzer. Physicians' global assessment (PGA) and patients' self-assessment were taken as the subjective assessments. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was performed to evaluate clinical response. Recurrence rate were also evaluated. Mean MASI scores decreased from 12.84 ± 6.89 to 7.29 ± 4.15 after treatment (p = 0.000). Seventy percent of patients got moderate to good improvements after all the treatment. Mean MI decreased significantly from 56.52 ± 23.35 to 32.75 ± 12.91 (p = 0.000). L value increased from 59.21 ± 2.22 before treatment to 61.60 ± 2.40 (p = 0.000) after therapy. The mean score of PGA was 3.76 ± 0.71, indicating a "moderate" clearance of the lesion. In patients' self-evaluations, 70 % of the patients rated the result as "good" to

  16. A split-face, investigator-blinded comparative study on the efficacy and safety of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser plus microneedling with vitamin C versus Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of recalcitrant melasma.

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    Ustuner, Pelin; Balevi, Ali; Ozdemir, Mustafa

    2017-11-01

    High recurrence has previously been reported in the treatment of melasma with low-fluence 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser. On the other hand, the efficacy and safety of the QS-Nd:YAG laser plus microneedling with vitamin C have not been evaluated in patients with mixed-type melasma. Sixteen patients with recalcitrant dermal- or mixed-type melasma were included in the study. One side of patients' face was treated with QS-Nd:YAG laser plus microneedling with vitamin C (Group A) and the other side with QS-Nd:YAG laser alone (Group B) for four sessions at four-week intervals. Melasma Area Severity Index (MASI) scores and clinician's evaluation of clinical response were assessed monthly. Group A had a significantly lower mean MASI score and better treatment response than Group B according to clinician's evaluation. According to MASI scores, in Group B, two patients had a good response while 12 were unresponsive to treatment. Good or very good improvement was reported by 10 patients in Group A and three patients in Group B. Adverse effects and recurrence rates were similar in Groups A and B (31.3 and 43.8%, respectively). QS-Nd:YAG increases the blood circulation in the dermis, thereby enhancing the mechanical effect of microneedling to promote the penetration of vitamin C. Vitamin C application with microneedling immediately after treatment with QS-Nd:YAG laser is a promising adjunctive method for the treatment of recalcitrant melasma.

  17. Exploiting nonlinear properties of pure and Sn-doped Bi2Te2Se for passive Q-switching of all-polarization maintaining ytterbium- and erbium-doped fiber lasers.

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    Bogusławski, Jakub; Kowalczyk, Maciej; Iwanowski, Przemysław; Hruban, Andrzej; Diduszko, Ryszard; Piotrowski, Kazimierz; Dybko, Krzysztof; Wojciechowski, Tomasz; Aleszkiewicz, Marta; Sotor, Jarosław

    2017-08-07

    Due to their broadband nonlinear optical properties, low-dimensional materials are widely used for pulse generation in fiber and solid-state lasers. Here we demonstrate novel materials, Bi2Te2Se (BTS) and Sn-doped Bi2Te2Se (BSTS), which can be used as a universal saturable absorbers for distinct spectral regimes. The material was mechanically exfoliated from a bulk single-crystal and deposited onto a side-polished fiber. We have performed characterization of the fabricated devices and employed them in polarization-maintaining ytterbium- and erbium-doped fiber lasers. This enabled us to obtain self-starting passively Q-switched regime at 1 µm and 1.56 µm. The oscillators emitted stable, linearly polarized radiation with the highest single pulse energy approaching 692 nJ. Both lasers are characterized by the best performance observed in all-polarization maintaining Q-switched fiber lasers with recently investigated new saturable absorbers, which was enabled by a very high damage threshold of the devices. This demonstrates the great potential of the investigated materials for the ultrafast photonics community.

  18. 高稳定性的全光纤化调Q脉冲光纤激光器研究%Research on a high stability all-fiber Q-switched pulse fiber laser

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    张培培; 张鹏; 黄榜才; 王晓龙; 张雪莲; 龙润泽; 韩桂云; 梁小红

    2015-01-01

    搭建了一台高稳定性的全光纤调 Q 脉冲光纤激光器,采用光纤光栅和国产掺镱双包层光纤构成的线性 F-P 腔结构,以带尾纤的声光调制器(AOM)作为 Q 开关,并用915 nm 波长的多模半导体激光器进行端面泵浦,实现了中心波长1064 nm,平均功率1.4 W 的稳定脉冲激光输出。在重复频率20 kHz 的条件下,以该调 Q 激光器作为种子源,经过一级功率放大,最终获得了平均输出功率10.68 W,脉冲宽度120 ns 的激光输出,相应的脉冲能量为0.5 mJ,峰值功率为4.45 kW。并且该激光器在8 h 内的功率不稳定性为1.1%。%A high stable all-fiber Q-switched pulse fiber laser is reported.This laser uses a linear Fabry-Perot (F-P) cavity that is composed of the fiber Bragg grating and domestic ytterbium-doped double clad fiber.It takes pigtailed a-cousto-optic modulator (AOM)as Q-switch,meanwhile,it takes 915nm multimode laser diode (LD)as pumping source.The output of stable pulsed laser is achieved,whose center wavelength is 1064nm and the average output power is 1.4W.The output laser with the average power of 10.68W and the pulse width of 120ns is finally achieved at the repetition frequency of 20 kHz when the Q-switch laser is used as a seed source,corresponding to single pulse energy of 0.5mJ and peak power of 4.45 kW.And the fluctuation of laser power is 1.1% within 8 hours.

  19. Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎临床分析%Clinical efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in treatment of facial hor-mone-dependent dermatitis

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    莫惠芳; 储开宇; 崔瑞莹; 王键旋; 何嘉超; 岑焕群

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎的临床疗效。方法将120例患者随机分为两组,对照组予以抗组胺药物、维生素B6口服治疗;治疗组在对照组的基础上加用Q开关Nd:YAG激光照射治疗。结果治疗组患者瘙痒程度、总积分治疗后均低于对照组,治疗组总有效率为86.67%,对照组总有效率为66.67%,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论采用大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光1064 nm照射治疗面部激素依赖性皮炎安全有效,是一种值得推荐和尝试的方法。%Objective To observe the clinical curative effect of Q-switch Nd YAG laser on the treatment of facial hormone-dependent dermatitis. Methods Attal of 120 patients were randomly divided into two groups. The control group was orally administered antihistaminic drugs and Vitamin B6. Based on drugs applied to the control group, additional Q-switch NdYAG laser radiation therapy was introduced into the treatment group. Results After the treatment,pru-ritus and total scores of skin lesion in the treatment group were less than the control group. A total effective rate of 86.67 % was achieved in the treatment group, while that was 66.67 % in the control group. The difference between the two groups was statistical significant(P<0.05). Conclusion The treatment of facial hormone-dependent dermatitis with large light-spot and low-energy Q-switch Nd YAG laser 1064 nm radiation therapy is safe and effective. There-fore,it is well worth popularizing and trying.

  20. Q开关1064 nm激光联合氨甲环酸治疗黄褐斑临床观察%Combined Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser and oral tranexamic acid for the treatment of melasma

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    邓永辉; 苑凯华; 李勤; 蔡金辉

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨Q开关1064 nm激光联合氨甲环酸治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效和安全性.方法 100例黄褐斑患者随机分为两组,每组50例.A组接受Q开关1064 nm激光治疗,同时口服氨甲环酸;B组单纯接受Q开关1064 nm激光治疗.经过3个疗程治疗后观察疗效及不良反应.结果 A组基本治愈率46%,有效率74%;B组基本治愈率18%,有效率30.2%,两组疗效差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).口服氨甲环酸8个月未见严重不良反应.结论 口服氨甲环酸可提高Q开关1064 nm激光治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效,且不良反应小.%Objective To explore the clinical effect and safety of treating melasma with the combination of Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser and oral tranexamic acid. Methods One hundred patients were randomly divided into group A and B. Group A was treated by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser combinated with oral tranexamic acid. Group B was only treated by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser. The clinical effect and side effects were observed after three courses of treatment. Results In group A, the basic cure rates was 46%, total effective rate was 74%. In group B, the basic cure rates was 18%, total effective rate was 30.2%. The results had significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion Combination therapy can promote the efficacy of melasma and without severe side-effects.

  1. Q开关激光辅助氨甲环酸治疗黄褐斑疗效观察%Clinical efficacy of using Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser combined with tranexamic acid for the treatment of melasma

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    陈晓莉; 蒋艳; 皮超; 王鸿健; 高鹃

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察Q开关1064nm激光辅助氨甲环酸治疗黄褐斑的疗效与不良反应。方法:入组女性黄褐斑患者共280例,随机分两组,每组140例。治疗组:采用Q开关1064nm激光辅助口服氨甲环酸治疗;对照组:单独使用Q开关1064nm激光治疗。治疗6个周期后对比分析两组患者疗效与不良反应情况。结果:治疗组基本治愈率46.43%,有效率75.00%;对照组基本治愈率17.86%,有效率32.14%,两组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组无严重不良反应发生。结论:Q开关1064nm激光辅助口服氨甲环酸可以提高黄褐斑的疗效。%Objective To explore the clinical efficacy of using Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser combined with tranexamic acid for the treatment of melasma. Methods Two hundred and eighty patients were randomized into treatment group and control group. The treatment group was treated by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser combinated with oral tranexamic acid. The control group was only treated by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser. The clinical effect and side effects were observed after six courses of treatment. Results In the treatment group, the basic cure rates was 46.43%, total effective rate was 75.00%. In the control group, the basic cure rates was 17.86%, total effective rate was 32.14%. The results had significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion Combination therapy can promote the efficacy of melasma and without severe side effects.

  2. Application of the multiple low-energy Q-switched laser for the treatment of tattoos in 21 cases%Q开关Nd:YAG激光低能量祛除21例文身疗效观察

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    丁娜娜; 麦跃; 杨鹏; 孙林潮; 陈瑞红

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy of multiple low-energy Q switched laser treatment for tattoo patients. Methods 21 patients (skin typelV-V, mean age 21.4) with tattoos were enrolled.and the tattoo lesions were divided into two parts on one person.: Lesions in part A (the experimental group) were treated with Q-switched laser (wavelength 1064nm .spotsize 4~6mm, fluence 2.0~4.0J/cm2, pulse repetition rate 10 Hz). The lesions became white-frosting after irradiation The treatment was performed once a day for 3 days.Lesions in part B (the control group) were treated with Q-switched laser (wavelength 1064nm, spotsize 3~4mm, fluence 5.0~8.0J/cm2 , pulse repetition rate 10 Hz) for one session. The evaluation was performed 6 months after treatment. Results In group A, all cases achieved different degree of improvement :42.8% of the tattoos were cured, 57.2% of the tattoos were excellent, without scar formation. In group B: all case achieved different degree of improvement :14.0% of the tattoos were cured, 24.0% of the tattoos were excellent and 62.0% of them were improved. Slightly hypertrophic scar formation occurred to 2 cases in group B. Conclusion Application of the multiple low-energy Q-switched laser is effective and safe in the treatment of tattoos , and the side effects was rare, thereby it give a new choice for the patients with tattoos .%目的:探讨Q开关Nd:YAG激光多次低能量祛除文身的临床疗效观察.方法:临床选取21例文身患者,治疗采用自身对比:A区为试验区,使用Q开关1064nm波长激光,光斑直径4~6mm,能量密度为2.0~4.0J/cm2,平行均匀照射1遍,术后即刻反应皮损变白霜,无皮肤出血点,每天治疗1次,连续治疗3~4次;B区为对照区,使用Q开关1064nm波长激光,光斑直径3~4mm,能量密度为5.0~8.0J/cm2,均匀照射1遍,即刻反应皮损灰白或皮肤出血.两组病例均于术后6个月观察疗效.结果:术后6个月观察,试验区:治愈9例(42.8%),显效12例(57.2%),无

  3. High slope efficiency and low threshold in a laser-diode-pumped passively Q-switched ion-implanted Nd:YVO4 planar waveguide laser with GaAs saturable absorber

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    Du, G. L.; Li, G. Q.; Zhao, S. Z.; Li, T.; Yang, K. J.; Li, X.

    2011-11-01

    A passively Q-switched waveguide laser, to our knowledge, has been firstly demonstrated in Nd: YVO4 crystal formed by 3 MeV Si+ ion implantation at a dose of 1 × 1015 ions/cm2 at room temperature, in which GaAs was used as saturable absorber. The dependences of the average output power, pulse width, pulse repetition rate on absorbed pump power have been measured at different output plane mirror transmissions. At an absorbed pump power of 78.8 mW and output transmission of 20%, the shortest pulse width of 3.88 ns was obtained, corresponding to the peak power and single pulse energy of 212 W and 0.82 μJ, respectively. The threshold pump power was as low as 40 mW, and the slope efficiency was about 64.5% when the absorbed pump power was lower than 70 mW.

  4. High-power actively Q-switched single-mode 1342 nm Nd:YVO4 ring laser, injection-locked by a cw single-frequency microchip laser.

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    Koch, Peter; Bartschke, Juergen; L'huillier, Johannes A

    2015-11-30

    In this paper we report on the realization of a single-mode Q-switched Nd:YVO4 ring laser at 1342 nm. Unidirectional and single-mode operation of the ring laser is achieved by injection-locking with a continuous wave Nd:YVO4 microchip laser, emitting a single-frequency power of up to 40 mW. The ring laser provides a single-mode power of 13.9 W at 10 kHz pulse repetition frequency with a pulse duration of 18.2 ns and an excellent beam quality (M2 laser, a power of 8.7 W at 671 nm with a pulse duration of 14.8 ns and a beam propagation factor of M2 < 1.1 is obtained. The 671 nm radiation features a long-term spectral width of 75 MHz.

  5. 强脉冲光联合调Q激光治疗色素增生性皮肤病%Non-ablative treatment for hyperpigmented skin diseases with combined intense pulse light and Q switched Nd :YAG laser

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    钱晓莺; 熊明弟; 赵春华; 张玲玲; 周宇

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨强脉冲光联合调Q激光疗法对面部色素增生性皮肤病的疗效及安全性.方法 根据患者面部色素性疾病的特点,对225例Fitzpatrick Ⅲ、Ⅳ型皮肤的色素细胞增生性皮肤病患者,采用560 nm强脉冲光联合凋Q 532 nm激光治疗.首先使用560 nm强脉冲光,能量密度30~40 J/cm~2的光子嫩肤治疗,每月1次,3个月后观察疗效.对于改善不显著的脂溢性角化斑、咖啡斑及眼睑、口唇周围残留的雀斑等.再使用调Q 532 nm激光,施行局部针对性治疗,能量密度70 J/cm~2.于激光治疗后2个月,对皮损的改善和满意度进行评估并记录不良反应.结果 90%患者的雀斑、咖啡斑、脂溢性角化斑的色素均有50%~70%不同程度的消退,同时毛细血管扩张、毛孔粗大、细小皱纹均达到了60%以上的程度的改善.主要并发症为暂时性红斑和水疱.结论 560 nm强脉冲光联合调Q激光治疗面部色素增生性皮肤病安全有效.同时能有效改善肤质.%Objective To observe the effect of non-ablative treatment combined intense pulse light (IPL) and Q switched Nd :YAG laser on hyperpigmented skin diseases. Methods Total 250 cases of Fitzpatrick skin types Ⅲ and Ⅳ with hyperpigmented skin disorders received 4 treatments with combined 560nm IPI. and 532 nm Q switched Nd :YAG laser. The interval between two treat-ments was I month. After 3 months the effect of IPL was observed. If it was not good, we used the Q switched Nd :YAG laser. Efficacy and adverse effects were evaluated 3-6 months after the final treat-ment. Results 3-6 months after the last treatment, 50%-70% of patients had their telangiectasia, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation and wrinking of facial photoaging improved. The degree of im-provement was more than 60 %. Common side effects were minor blistering and erythema. Conclusion Combined IPI. and Q switched Nd :YAG laser treatment is an idea non-ablative therapy for telangi-ectasia, enlarged pores

  6. All solid-state 191.7 nm deep-UV light source by seventh harmonic generation of an 888 nm pumped, Q-switched 1342 nm Nd:YVO₄ laser with excellent beam quality.

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    Koch, Peter; Bartschke, Juergen; L'huillier, Johannes A

    2014-06-02

    In this paper we report on the realization of a deep-UV light source using the 1.3 μm transition of neodymium as pumping wavelength. The 191.7 nm radiation was obtained by generating the seventh harmonic of a high-power Q-switched 1342 nm Nd:YVO4 laser. A cesium lithium borate crystal was used for sum frequency mixing of the sixth harmonic and the fundamental. With a total of four conversion stages, up to 240 mW were achieved, with excellent beam quality at 155 mW (M2 < 1.7) and 190 mW (M2 < 1.9).

  7. 非剥脱性Q开关Nd:YAG 1 064 nm激光对黄褐斑的治疗效果%Elimination of melasma with nonablative Q-switched Nd :YAG 1 064 nm laser

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    霍孟华; 王永前; 杨欣; 马继光

    2010-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the elimination of melasma with nonablative Q-switched Nd : YAG1 064 nm laser. Methods 23 cases of melasma were treated with Q-switched Nd :YAG 1 064 nm laser using the following parameters: spot size, 6 mm; pulse duration, 5-7 ns; frequency, 10 Hz, and flu-ence, 1.8-2. 0 J/cm2. The procedure was repeated weekly. Results The treatment was well tolerated without the use of topical anesthetic. There was slight congestion, no blister and crust after treatment. Routine clean and make-up can be done after treatment. The melasmas were obviously lighten or fully eliminated after 8-10 treatments and 52. 17 % of patients showed excellent results. Only 5 cases experienced an episode of purpura on eyelid after treatment and disappeared spontaneously without post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring. Followed up over 6 months, there was recurrence in 7 patients who were effective by additional treatment. Conclusions Nonablative Q-switched Nd :YAG 1 064 nm laser is a more ideal method to eliminate melasma because of the credible effect, safe, simple operation, and no downtime, in despite of recurrence.%目的 观察非剥脱性Q开关Nd:YAG 1 064 nm激光对黄褐斑的治疗效果.方法 应用Q开关Nd:YAG 1 064 nm激光对23例黄褐斑患者进行治疗,其光斑直径6 mm,脉宽5~7 ns,频率10 Hz,能量密度1.8~2.0 J/cm2.一般需8~10次治疗,每次治疗间隔1周.结果 23例经8~10次治疗后,黄褐斑明显淡化或消失,局部出现轻度充血,无水泡和结痂形成,基本治愈率达52.17%.5例出现眼睑紫癜,3 d后自行消退,无色素沉着及瘢痕发生.术后随访6个月以上,其中7例(占30.4%)出现复发,继续治疗仍然有效.结论 非剥脱性Q开关Nd:YAG 1 064 nm激光治疗黄褐斑虽有复发,仍不失为一种比较可行的治疗方法 ,有一定效果,操作简单、安全,不影响患者的工作和生活.

  8. Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗色素性皮肤病421例%Pigmented Dermatosis Treated with Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser and Its Clinical Curative Effect

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    王立玉; 行敏; 党艳秋

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe therapeutic effect and safety of pigmented dermatosis treated with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.Methods A total of 421 patients with pigmented dermatosis were treated with Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, including 103 cases of freckle, 45 cases of cafe-au-lait spots, 98 cases seborrheic keratosis, 33 cases of naevus of Ora, 56 cases of tattoos(blue and black), 49 cases of naevus fuscocaerulens zygomaticus and 37 cases of accidental chromatosis.The pigmented dermatosis was treated with wavelength of 532 nm the freckle, cafe-au-lait spots and seborrheic keratosis were treated with wavelength of 532 nm and 1 064 nm while the naevus of Ota, tattoos ( blue and black), naevus fuscocaerulens zygomaticus and accidental chromatosis were treated with wavelength of 1 064 nm.Results After treated 1 to 9 times, the total effective rate of freckle, cafe-au-lait spots, seborrheic keratosis , the naevus of Ota, tattoos(blue and black), nacvus fuscocaerulens zygomaticus and accidental chromatosis was 96.1%, 75.6%, 70.4%, 78.8%,91.1%, 81.6% and 83.8%, respectively.There was no scar formation.Conclusions Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is proved to be safe and effective in treating pigmented dermatosis.%目的 观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗色素性皮肤病的临床疗效及安全性.方法 使用Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗色素性皮肤病患者421例,其中雀斑103例、咖啡斑45例、脂溢性角化病98例、太田痣33例、文身(蓝黑色)56例、颧部褐青色痣49例及外伤性色素沉着37例.激光治疗的波长:雀斑、咖啡斑为532nm,脂溢性角化病为532 nm和1 064 nm波长联合治疗,太田痣、文身(蓝黑色)、颧部褐青色痣和外伤性色素沉着采用Q1 064 nm波长.结果 经1-9次治疗,雀斑、咖啡斑、脂溢性角化病、太田痣、文身(蓝黑色)、颧部褐青色痣及外伤性色素沉着总有效率分别为96.1%、75.6%、70.4%、78.8%、91.1%、81.6%和83.8%.术后出现暂时性色素沉着25例(5.9%),无

  9. Efficacy of Q-switched Alexandrite laser on the nevus of Ota%调Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗太田痣的疗效

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    童晓荣; 涂亚庭; 刘凌; 谭志建; 郭小红; 崔曙光; 杨井

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of Q-switched Alexandrite laser at 752 nm in the treatment of nevus of Ota. Methods A total of 1985 cases of nevus of Ota were treated with the Q-switched Alexandrite laser PhotoGenica HT10, and then the ages, frequency of treatment and interval of treatment were analyzed. Results The excellent effective rate was 97.88 %, and the total effective rate was 100 % in 1985 cases. Most patients in all age group received the excellent effects, however, there was no significant difference between the groups. Most patients acheived the excellent effect after 4 to 5 treatments, and very few patients (0.8 %) needed over 10 treatments; the rate ofpatient who needed 1-3 treatments or 6-10 treatments was 18. 2 % and 25.8 %, respectively. The patients had the most excellent efficacy in the group that the interval of two treatments was 4 to 6months, however, there was no significant difference between the group of the interval of two treatments over 6 months. In our study, there were only a few cases (4.48 %) with slight side reaction,such as temporary pigmentation and hypopigmentation and scar. Conclusions 752 nm Q-switched Alexandrite laser is one of effective and safe treatments for nevus of Ota.%目的 探讨调Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗太田痣的临床疗效.方法 采用波长752 nm的调Q-Alexandrite激光PhotoGenica HT10治疗1985例太田痣患者,并从年龄、治疗次数、间隔时间及不良反应等方面进行分析,比较疗效.结果 1985例太田痣患者中显效率97.88%,总有效率100%;各年龄组均有良好效果,组间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);多数患者(55.2%)需经4~5次治疗即可获较好疗效,极少数(0.8%)患者,需要治疗10次以上;治疗1~3次及6~10次达到较好效果的分别占18.2%和25.8%;2次治疗时间间隔4~6个月组与治疗间隔6个月组显效率高于不足3个月组,但治疗间隔4~6个月组与治疗间隔6个月组差异无统计学意义(P>0

  10. Analysis on Therapeutic Efficacy of Q-Switching 1064 nm Laser on Nevus of Ota%调Q开关1064 nm激光治疗太田痣的疗效分析

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    刘晓红; 苑凯华; 张桃花; 吴少强

    2013-01-01

    Objective To analyze the efficacy of Q-switching 1 064 nm laser in treating Nevus of Ota.Methods Altogether 248 patients with Nevus of Ota were treated with Q-switching 1 064 nm laser.The efficacy,treatment times and color and location attributes of the treatment were studied retrospectively.Results Of the 248 patients,236 (95.2%) were cured,and 12 (4.8%) showed remarkable improvement after 1-6 or more sessions of the treatment.The clinical efficacy was in direct proportion to treatment times.The lighter the skin color was,the better the effect was.The efficacy for the skin lesion within the forehead and temporal and nasal areas were much better.Pain,topical erythema and errhysis were commonly reported immediately after the laser treatments.Hyperpigmentation occurred in only 19 cases (7.4%),which was resolved within 6 months.Conclusions Q-switching 1064 nm laser appears to be safe,effective and well-tolerated in treating Nevus of Ota.%目的 分析Q开关1 064 nm激光治疗太田痣的临床疗效.方法 太田痣患者248例,采用Q开关1 064 nm激光治疗.回顾分析治疗后疗效、影响因素及并发症.结果 248例患者,经过1~6次和6次以上治疗,痊愈的患者为236例(95.2%),显效的患者为12例(4.8%).治疗次数与疗效呈正相关,随着治疗次数的增加,治疗有效率与痊愈率随之增高.治疗4次时,皮损颜色为灰褐色(78.2%)患者的显效率较蓝黑色(59.4%)的患者高;额部(75.7%)、颧颞部(75.8%)皮损的疗效较眼睑部(51.8%)好.治疗时常见的即刻不良反应为局部疼痛、渗血、肿胀.19例(7.4%)出现了短暂性色素沉着.结论 Q开关1 064 nm激光治疗太田痣,疗效显著,不良反应小,安全、可靠.

  11. Nevus of Ota resistant to multiple sessions of Q-switched laser treatment: two case reports%Q开关激光多疗程治疗太田痣无效二例

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    胡玲玲; 宋为民; 沈静; 郑涵; 陈俊帆

    2011-01-01

    Two cases of nevus of Ota resistant to multiple sessions of Q-switched laser treatment are reported.Both of the patients were females,who developed beige or blue patches on the left side of the face (zygomatic region,cheek)several months after birth.No conjunctiva or sclera was involved.The lesions spread to the left retroauricular region and posterior neck during pregnancy in one patient.Histopathological examination of the lesions showed scattered melanocytes and melanophages in lower dermis and subcutaneous adipose tissue as well as apparent proliferation of collagen.Immunostaining for CD34 showed no abnormality in the distribution of vascular endothelial cells in these tissues.No obvious improvement was observed in either of the patient after more than 10 sessions(12 sessions in 1 case,and 13 sessions in the other case)of treatments with Q-switched alexandrite(755 nm)or Q-switched Nd:YAG laser(1064 nm).The immediate response of lesions to laser irradiation was unusual.Purpura or errhysis was absent in the lesions after repetitive irradiation with high-energy laser,but both were visible in the adjacent normal skin even after irradiation with low-energy laser.%报道2例激光治疗多次无效的太田痣.患者均为女性,均在出生后数月发病,累及左侧面部,皮损表现为颧部、面颊部灰褐色至褐青色斑片,巩膜无蓝染.1例怀孕期斑片扩展至左耳后及左颈后.组织病理显示真皮深层及皮下脂肪组织间散在分布黑素细胞及噬黑素细胞,胶原纤维明显增生.免疫组化CD34标记血管内皮细胞分布无异常.对一般用于太田痣的激光治疗反应差.Q开关翠绿宝石激光(波长755 nm)和或Q开关Nd:YAG激光(波长1064 nm)累计治疗10余次几乎无效(1例治疗12次,1例治疗13次),且激光即刻反应特殊,即使高能量多次重复照射,皮疹处均无紫癜或渗血,而周围正常皮肤较低能量下即可见明显的紫癜和渗血.

  12. Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗蓝黑文身临床观察%Clinical observation of the Blue-black tattoo treated with Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser

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    吴一菲; 曹萍; 王晓川; 薛琴

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗蓝黑文身的临床疗效及不良反应.方法 应用Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗60例蓝黑文身患者,波长为1064nm,光斑直径3mm~4mm,能量密度4.5~6.0J/cm2,频率10Hz,脉宽10ns.治疗间隔时间为2~3个月,治疗3~4次.结果 4次治疗后有效率为95%,痊愈率为80%,疗效与治疗次数成正相关.10例(16.7%)患者出现暂时性色素减退,2例(3.3%)患者出现凹陷性瘢痕.色素减退均可在随后的1~3个月内逐渐恢复,凹陷性瘢痕轻者可用皮肤磨削术修复,重者有待于点阵激光治疗.结论 Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗蓝黑文身效果满意,无明显不良反应及并发症.%Objective To observe the clinical effect and the adverse reaction of Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser in treating blue-black tatto.Methods A total of 60 cases were treated with Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser.The wave length of therapy was 1064nm and the diameter spot was 3mm~4mm.The pulse duration was 10ns and the frequency was 10Hz.The energy density was 4.5~6.0J/cm2.The therapeutic times ranged from 3 to 4.The interval of therapy was 2~3 months.Results The effective rate was 95% and cure rate was 80% after four times treatment.The therapeutic effect was positively related with therapeutic times.transient hypopigmentation occurred in 10 cases(16.7%).Pitting scars occurred in 2 cases(3.3%).Pigment decline all could in subsequent 1~3 months recover gradually.Pitting scar light person could repair skin grinding operation and the person that weigh need to be dot matrix laser therapy.Conclusion Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser has fairly good therapeutic effect on blue-black tattoo.There is almost no other adverse reaction except the transient hypopiigmentation and it is recoveried gradully over time.

  13. Passively Q-Switched Nd∶YAG Microchip Laser Based on Graphene%基于石墨烯被动调Q Nd∶YAG晶体微片激光器

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    曹镱; 刘佳; 刘江; 王璞

    2012-01-01

    设计了以石墨烯作为可饱和吸收体的被动调Q掺钕钇铝石榴石晶体(Nd∶YAG)微片激光器.该激光器采用三明治结构,附有石墨烯薄层的YAG晶体紧密压贴于工作物质Nd∶YAG晶体上,晶体端面镀膜作为端面镜构成平行平面谐振腔.采用光纤耦合输出激光二极管端面抽运技术,利用石墨烯的可饱和吸收作用,在注入功率为1.17W时实现微片激光器的调Q运转,获得波长1064.6nm,重复频率300~807kHz可调,最小脉冲宽度75ns的激光输出.激光器最大输出功率38.4mW,最大单脉冲能量54.7nJ.%A design passively Q-switched Nd ! YAG microchip laser based on graphene saturable absorber is presented. A thin layer of graphene is sandwiched between the Nd! YAG crystal and YAG crystal closely, and dichroic coatings on crystals is used as reflective mirrors for the plane parallel resonator. The Nd'YAG crystal is end pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode via a lens imaging system. Employing graphene as saturable absorber, Q-switched Nd: YAG microchip laser is realized at the pump power threshold of 1.17 W with laser central wavelength of 1064.6 nm. The minimum pulse duration is 75 ns at 488 kHz and the repetition rate is tunable from 300 to 807 kHz with the increase of the pump power. The maximum output power and highest pulse energy of the laser measured are 38.4 mW and 54.7 nj, respectively.

  14. 调Q激光治愈太田痣后复发病例分析%Clinical research on recurrence of nevus of Ota after successful treatment with Q-switch lasers

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    翁伟丽; 李勤; 余文林

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究调Q激光治愈太田痣后复发情况,了解复发可能存在的原因.方法:对经治愈的1 510 例太田痣患者进行随访,对24例复发的太田痣病例进行回顾性分析.结果:太田痣复发患者中,女性居多,均为育龄期妇女,大部分复发前有妊娠史,另一部分患者复发前有过度日晒史.男性患者中,复发前有过度日晒病史.女性患者复发率较男性高,差异具有统计学意义.Ⅲ型太田痣复发率最高,各型复发率相比差异均有统计学意义.初次就诊并开始治疗的年龄大多数在青少年时期,治愈后平均经过6.5 年出现复发.复发患者再次治疗仍有效.结论:复发是太田痣激光治疗后的一个并发症,其发生与性激素、日晒及治疗次数不足有关.%Objective: To retrospectively analyze recurrence of nevus of Ota after successful treatment with Q-switched lasers and investigate the possible reasons for recurrence. Methods: The clinical data from 1 510 patients with nevus of Ota were analyzed retrospectively, which had been treated since November 1997 in our department, while 24 cases of recurrence of the nevus of Ota patients were evaluated retrospectively. Results: In 24 cases of recurrence, 22 cases were women, most of which had recurrence of their nevus after pregnancy, and part had recurrence after a history of overexposure to sun. For male patients, they had a history of overexposure to sun. The recurrence rate of female was much higher than that of male, and the difference was statistically significant. Nevus of Ota of type M had the highest recurrence rate. The 24 cases relapsed after an average of 6.5 years, and effectiveness after recurrence could achieve again with Q-switched lasers. Conclusion: Recurrence is an important complication after laser treatment in nevus of Ota, which is due to hormones, sun exposure and inadequate treatment.

  15. Induction of melasma by 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser therapy for acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (Hori nevus): A study on related factors in the Chinese population.

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    Wang, Ben; Xie, Hong-Fu; Tan, Jun; Xie, Hong-Ju; Xu, Lin-Yong; Ding, Rong; Liu, Fang-Fen; Chen, Xiang; Jian, Dan; Li, Ji

    2016-06-01

    Laser treatment has emerged as a common treatment modality for acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM). To identify the ratio of melasma induction and exacerbation before and after laser therapy for ABNOM and to observe the risk factors related to the induction and exacerbation of melasma by laser therapy, we analyzed related factors of 1268 adult Chinese patients who underwent 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser (QNYL) treatment using case series and case-control studies. Overall, 24.0% of the ABNOM patients had mixed melasma. Among the ABNOM patients without melasma, after laser therapy the development of melasma was more frequently noted in patients older than 35 years (P < 0.0001), as well in patients whose ABNOM was less than 10 cm(2) (P = 0.027), ABNOM were light (similar to yellow-brown) in color (P = 0.021) and skin types were closer to type IV (P < 0.0001). New melasma lesions also appeared most frequently in the zygomatic region (P < 0.0001). Among the ABNOM patients with melasma, 89.5% experienced worsening of their melasma, irrespective of their related factors above. We concluded that the risk of inducing melasma is great after 1064-nm QNYL treatment in ABNOM patients, and particularly in the patients with both ABNOM and melasma. ABNOM patients should be treated as early as possible and before the age of 35 years.

  16. Compact intra-cavity pumped low-threshold passively Q-switched Ho:Sc2SiO5 laser by a LD-pumped Tm:YAP laser at room temperature

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    Yang, Xiao-tao; Xie, Wen-qiang; Liu, Long; Li, Lin-jun

    2017-08-01

    A compact intra-cavity pumped low-threshold passively Q-switched (PQS) Ho:Sc2SiO5 (Ho:SSO) laser is reported for the first time. The Tm:YAlO3 (Tm:YAP) crystal and the Ho:SSO crystal are placed in the same laser cavity. A laser diode with a central wavelength of 793 nm is used to realize the output of the Ho:SSO laser. Both the continuous wave (CW) and PQS operation are investigated. A Cr2+:ZnSe is used as the saturable absorber in the PQS Ho:SSO laser. For the CW mode, the laser threshold is only 750 mW, which is 980 mW in the PQS mode. A maximum pulse energy of 699 µJ is primarily obtained, corresponding to the pulse width of 96 ns. The maximum repetition frequency is 1.46 kHz. The maximum pulse peak power can be calculated to be 7.28 kW. The beam quality factor M 2 is calculated to be 1.4 with the maximum output power.

  17. The treatment of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos with the Q-switched ruby laser. A comparative study using the 5.0- and 6.5-mm spot size.

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    Nehal, K S; Levine, V J; Ashinoff, R

    1996-08-01

    The Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) is useful in the treatment of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos. Two spot sizes are available in the QSRL (5 and 6.5 mm). It has not been shown if one spot size is more efficacious in the treatment of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical lightening and side effects observed with the 5.0- and 6.5-mm spot sizes of the QSRL in the treatment of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos. Eleven patients with 12 benign pigmented lesions or tattoos were prospectively studied with the QSRL. Half of the lesion was treated with the 5.0-mm spot size while the other half was treated with the 6.5-mm spot size. Clinical lightening of the lesion was assessed using pretreatment and posttreatment photographs. No significant clinical difference in the lightening of lesions or in the side effect profile was observed with either spot size. The 5.0- and 6.5-mm spot sizes of the QSRL are equally efficacious in the removal of benign pigmented lesions and tattoos. It seems prudent to use the 6.5-mm spot size when treating large lesions to reduce treatment time, patient discomfort, and treatment cost.

  18. Synergistic effect of high-intensity focused ultrasound and low-fluence Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of the aging neck and décolletage.

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    Nam, Jae-Hui; Choi, Young-Jun; Lim, Jae Yun; Min, Joon Hong; Kim, Won-Serk

    2017-01-01

    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is regarded as an effective skin-lifting device; however, literature regarding treatment of the aging neck and décolletage with HIFU is scarce. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combination with HIFU and low-fluence Q-switched Nd:YAG (LQSNY) laser on the aging neck and décolletage. Nineteen women were assessed. HIFU at two visits and LQSNY laser at six visits were used to irradiate the neck and chest. At week 16, improvements were rated using the Dedo classification, Fabi/Bolton Chest Wrinkle Scale (FBCWS), and Global Aesthetic Improvement Scales (GAIS). Erythema and melanin indices (EMIs) and cervicomental angle were measured. Subject GAIS and satisfaction were evaluated at follow-up visits. At week 16, neck sagging and chest rhytides were improved on Dedo classification and FBCWS, respectively. Pigmentation and rhytides of the neck and chest were rated as improved in 30 % or more of the subjects by physician GAIS and in approximately 80 % of the subjects by subject GAIS. The above differences seemed to be attributable to the initial expectation level and mild severity pertaining to dress custom in Korea. Eighty-four percent of subjects were satisfied with treatment outcomes. EMIs were decreased on the chest. The combination of HIFU and LQSNY is an effective treatment option to mitigate rhytides and pigmentation of the neck and décolletage.

  19. Therapeutic efficacy of Q switch Nd:YAG laser plus toner in the treatment of mild to moderate acne%Q 开关 Nd:YAG 激光加碳粉治疗轻中度痤疮疗效评价

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    郄永涛; 张丹; 陈素芹; 周静芳

    2014-01-01

    目的::评价 Q 开关 Nd:YAG 激光加碳粉治疗轻中度痤疮的疗效。方法:65例患者给予 Q开关 Nd:YAG1064 nm 激光加碳粉技术治疗,每周1次,3次为1个疗程。结果:皮损总数目在治疗后明显降低(P<0.05)。结论: Q 开关 Nd:YAG 激光加碳粉治疗轻中度痤疮有效。%Objective: To assess the efficacy of Q switch Nd:YAG laser plus toner in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Methods: Sixty-five patients were treated with Q switch Nd:YAG laser plus toner, once every week, for 3 weeks. Results: The total number of the lesions was decreased significantly at the end of the treatment (P<0.05). Conclusion: Q switch Nd:YAG laser plus toner is effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

  20. The Observe of Recent and Future Date Therapeutic Effect that Q-switched Alexandrite Treated the Skin Pigmen-ted%Alex激光治疗色素性疾病近远期疗效观察

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    吕蓉; 陶丁

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate recent and future therapeutic effect that Q-switched Alexandrite treated the Skin Pig-mented.Methods Observe the recent and future therapeutic effect by reviewing 1046 cases of skin pigmented patients which had been treated by Q-switched Alexandrite laser.There were 183 cases Cured by Q-switched Alexcmdrite after five years traced by speak on the phone or letters,then we observe future date therapeutic effect.Results The recent effective from the best to worst line is ephelides,senile spot,naevus fusco-caeruleus zygomaticus,and nevus of nevus of Ota,the effective rate was above 95%,next was cos-metic tattoos,traumatic melanosis. the time of therapy from 1 to 6. The future date therapeutic:Cases of nevus of Ota are sixty-three, there are 14 cases recurred, recurred rate is 22.2 percent.senile spot are twenty-five, there are 13 cases recurred, recurred rate is 52 percent.Ephelides are thirty-one, there are 18 cases recurred, recurred rate is 58 percent.naevus fusco-caeruleus zygomaticus are seventeen, there is one case recurred, recurred rate is 5.9 percent.traumatic melanosis are forty-seven,no one recurred, recurred rate is zero.Conclusion The recent effective of Alexandrite laser treating the ephelides,senile spot,naevus fusco-caeruleus zygomati-cus,and nevus of nevus of Ota, the cosmetic tattoos,traumatic melanosis is positive,the the future date therapeutic effect of naevus fusco-caeruleus zygomaticus、traumatic melanosis is positive, nevus of Ota recurred in some patients, the recurrence rate is lower than the ephelides,senile spot.%目的观察Q开关紫翠宝石激光( Alexandrite激光)治疗皮肤色素增加性疾病的近远期疗效。方法回顾性统计分析Alexandrite激光治疗皮肤色素增加性疾病1046例的近期临床疗效。并对经Alex激光治愈后满5年的183例患者进行电话或信件方式随访,了解其远期疗效。结果 Alexandrite激光治疗皮肤色素增加性疾病近期效果从好到

  1. 连续侧面泵浦Nd:YAG陶瓷激光器被动调Q研究%Study on Side Pumped Nd: YAG Ceramic Laser Passively Q-switched

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    吴昊; 李洪祚; 王一帆; 刘瑞; 范英杰; 陈薪羽

    2012-01-01

    对比研究了808 nm激光二极管列阵侧面泵浦Nd:YAG陶瓷与Nd:YAG单晶激光器在连续和被动调Q运转下的激光输出特性.对于Nd:YAG陶瓷激光器,在145 W泵浦功率,平平谐振腔20%输出耦合镜透过率时,获得最大44.28W的1 064 nm连续激光输出,光-光转化效率和斜效率分别为30.5%和38.2%.谐振腔中插入初始透过率87.89%的Cr4+:YAG晶体作为被动调Q开关,在124w泵浦功率下获得10.03 kHz重复频率,4.62W平均功率,5.54 kW峰值功率的准连续激光输出.同样实验条件下利用相同尺寸和掺杂浓度的Nd:YAG单晶进行对比,结果表明Nd:YAG陶瓷在高功率泵浦下具有广阔的应用前景.%Abstract; The continuous wave and passively Q-switched output performance of 808 nm laser diode array side pumped Nd: YAG ceramic and Nd: YAG single crystal are studied. In the condition of 145 W pump power and 20% output coupler transmission of a plano-plano resonator, the Nd: YAG ceramic obtains a continuous wave output power of 44. 28 W at 1 064 nm, the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency is 30. 5% , the slope efficiency is 38. 2% . In the same experimental condition, using Cr4+: YAG as the passive Q-switcher, the 10. 03 kHz quasi-continuous laser is obtained when the original transmission ratio is 87. 89% , the average power is 4. 62 W and the peak power is 5. 54 kW. Compared to the same size and doping concentration of Nd: YAG single crystal in the same experimental condition, the result shows that Nd: YAG ceramic laser has a widely application in high power.

  2. Officacy of 30 Rosacea Treated by Q-switch Nd:YAG Laser Combined with YAGE Laser%Q-开关Nd:YAG激光联合亚格激光治疗酒渣鼻30例疗效分析

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    芦玉慧; 王菜花; 陈亮; 胡云霞; 陈艳芳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the ef icacy of rosacea treated by Medlite C6 Q-switch Nd:YAG laser and YAGE laser. Methods Medlite C6 Q-switch Nd:YAG laser and YAGE laser was used to treated 30 rosacea outpatients 3~6 times,and during 1~2 months a time,the therapeutic ef ect of the patients were observed after 1~2 months of the treatment and influence of dif erent treatment times. Results Among the 30 patients,9 cases (30%) with rosacea were disappeared completely, the total ef icient ratereached 83.3%. No severe adversereactions were seen. Conclusion Medlite C6 Q-switch Nd:YAG laser and YAGE laser is an ef ectiveand safe option for the treatment of rosacea.%目的观察Q开关Nd院YAG激光联合亚格激光治疗酒渣鼻的疗效。方法应用Medlite C6激光联合亚格激光对30例酒渣鼻患者进行治疗3~远次,每次治疗间隔1~2月,观察疗效及治疗次数对疗效的影响。结果30例患者经过治疗后,痊愈人数9例(30%),有效率为83.3%,未出现严重不良反应。结论采用MedliteC6 Nd院YAG激光联合亚格激光治疗酒渣鼻疗效显著、安全,副作用少。

  3. 蛋白胶-罂粟碱复合体促进调Q Nd:YAG激光治疗后创面愈合的观察%Using Fibrin Glue Papaverine Complex to Promote Wounds Healing after Q-Switched Laser

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    朱玉; 李栋梁; 陈志勇; 谭强; 周业松

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察蛋白胶-罂粟碱复合体对调Q Nd:YAG激光治疗后创面愈合的促进作用.方法 太田痣患者50例,随机分为研究组和对照组,每组25例.以调Q Nd:YAG激光治疗后,分别应用蛋白胶-罂粟碱复合体或凡士林纱布覆盖创面,对比观察两组患者创面疼痛评分、止血时间及愈合时间.结果 研究组在创面疼痛评分、止血时间、创面愈合时间均优于对照组.结论 蛋白胶-罂粟碱复合体对调Q Nd:YAG激光治疗后的创面具有明显的减轻疼痛,促进愈合的作用.%Objective To observe the effects of using fibrin glue papaverine complex to promote wound healing after Q-switched laser therapy.Methods Fifty patients with nevus of Ota were randomly and equally assigned to two groupa: the study group applied fibrin glue papaverine complex and the control group applied vaseline gauze,and their wounds pain, hemostatic lime and healing time were compared.Results Covering wounds with glue papaverine complex after Q-switched laser was superior to the other therapy from aspects of pain alleviation, hemostatic time and healing time.Conclusions Covering wounds with glue papaverine complex after the treatment of Q-switched laser can alleviate the pain and accelerate the wound healing.

  4. Therapeutic effect of Q-switched alexandrite laser on nevus of Ota: a report of 180 cases in children%Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗儿童太田痣180例疗效观察

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    褚岩; 徐子刚; 孙玉娟; 马琳

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗儿童太田痣的疗效及不良反应.方法 应用Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗儿童太田痣180例,治疗间隔3~l2个月,根据临床登记及治疗前后患者照片判断疗效,并观察不良反应.结果 治疗次数1~7次,治愈123例(68.3%),总有效率85%.除个别患儿出现~过性的粟丘疹、色素沉着、色素减退和点状表浅瘢痕外,未见明显其他不良反应.结论 Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗儿童太田痣安全有效.%Objective To analyze the efficacy and adverse effect of Q-switched alexandrite laser therapy on nevus of Ota in children. Methods One hundred and eighty children with nevus of Ota were treated by Q-switched alexandrite laser, and the treatment interval was 3 to 12 months. The efficacy and adverse effect were observed and evaluated by clinical records and photos before and after the treatment. Results One hundred twenty-three cases (68.3%) were cured after 1 to 7 times of treatments, and the total effective rate was 85%. No obvious adverse effect occurred excluding a few cases with transient milium, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation and superficial punctate scar. Conclusion Q-switched alexandrite laser is a safe and high effective therapy for nevus of Ota in children.

  5. A dual-loss-modulated intra-cavity frequency-doubled Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4/KTP green laser with a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber and an acousto-optic modulator

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    Zhang, Gang; Zhao, Shengzhi; Yang, Kejian; Li, Guiqiu; Li, Dechun; Cheng, Kang; Han, Chao; Zhao, Bin; Wang, Yonggang

    2011-09-01

    By using both a single-walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber (SWCNT-SA) and an acousto-optic (AO) modulator, a dual-loss-modulated intra-cavity frequency-doubled Q-switched and mode-locked (QML) Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4/KTP (KTiOPO4) green laser was demonstrated for the first time. The QML green laser characteristics such as the pulse width and single-pulse energy have been measured for different modulation frequencies of the AO modulator (fp). In particular, in comparison with the solely passively QML green laser with an SWCNT-SA, the dual-loss-modulated QML green laser can generate a more stable pulse train, a shorter pulse width of the Q-switched envelope, a greater pulse energy and a higher average peak power. For the dual-loss-modulated QML green laser, at a pump power of 7.9 W and a repetition rate of 10 kHz, the pulse width and the pulse energy of the Q-switch envelope and the average peak power of the QML green laser are 50 ns, 20.34 µJ and 15.5 kW, respectively, corresponding to a pulse width compression of 77%, a pulse energy improvement factor of six times and a QML peak power increase factor of 16 times when compared with those for the solely passively QML green laser. The experimental results show that the dual-loss modulation is an efficient method for the generation of a stable QML green laser with an SWCNT-SA.

  6. Q开关Nd:YAG1064nm激光联合强脉冲光治疗56例颧部褐青色痣临床疗效探讨%Treatment of nevus fusco-caeruleus zygomaticus with Q switch Nd: YAG 1064nm laser and intensive pulsed laser

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    杨军; 杨洪艳

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察Q 开关Nd:YAG1064nm激光与强脉冲光570~950nm 联合治疗颧部褐青色痣的临床疗效.方法 采用Q 开关Nd:YAG1064nm激光与强脉冲光570~950nm对56例颧部褐青色痣患者行联合治疗;每次治疗前根据皮损状况的不同,选用不同的治疗方式,不同的治疗参数;治疗间隔期积极采用促进色素代谢及组织修复等辅助疗法.结果 56例患者总有效率为100%.痊愈39例,显效13例,有效4例,无效0例..所有患者中Q开关激光治疗1次者18例,2次者31例,3次者7例.结论 Q 开关Nd:YAG1064nm激光与强脉冲光联合治疗颧部褐青色痣疗效可靠,且减少了炎症后色素沉着的发生率,缩短了治疗时间,患者满意度明显提高.%Objective To observe the clinical effect of naeviis fiisco-caeriilens zygomaticus treated with Q switch Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser combined with intensive; pulsed 570-950 nm laser. Methods Fifty-six cases with nevus fiisco-caeridens zygomaticns were treated by Q switch Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser and intensive pulsed 570-950 nm laser. According to different skin lesions, different treatments and therapeutic parameters were used. During the treatments, complementary therapies were positively performed to decrease pigmentation and accelerate tissue repairing. Results The combined treatment of Q switch Nd: YAG 1064 nm wave-length laser and intensive pulsed 570 -950 nm wave-length laser was effective on naevns fusco-caenileus zygomaticus, decreasing pigmentation and shortening the course of treatment. Conclusion The combined treatment of Q switch Nd: YAG 1064 nm wave-length laser and intensive pulsed 570 - 950 nm wave-length laser has reliable effect in naevus fus-co-caenilens zygomaticns and has good effect in reducing pigmentation and shortening the course of treatment. During the treatments, patients' anxiety was significantly decreased and satisfaction was increased.

  7. 低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光对黄褐斑体表温度与黑素指数的影响%Effect of melasma's temperature and melanin index treated by Q-switched laser

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    蔡宏; 宋为民; 王毅侠; 金宪强; 沈静; 郑涵; 赵广

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑时皮肤体表的温度变化,探讨体表温度的改变与黑素指数的关系.方法:对22例黄褐斑患者使用Q开关Nd:YAG1064nm激光治疗,光斑直径6mm或8mm,能量密度2.0~3.3J/cm2,每周1次,12次为1个疗程.单次激光治疗前、治疗中、治疗后即刻用红外测温仪测量黄褐斑部位皮肤体表温度,并在治疗前、治疗6次、12次后使用皮肤多功能测试仪检测相应固定部位黑素指数.结果:黄褐斑皮损区单次治疗后双面颊体表温度高于治疗前,但与正常皮肤相比无差异;激光治疗6次、12次后黑素指数均显著性减少.结论:低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑后皮肤温度有一定程度升高,但并不引起明显光斑反应,治疗后黑素指数降低,表明温度并非导致激光光斑反应的唯一及主要因素,可能与Q开关激光激活黑素细胞内部的反应原件相关.%Objective To investigate the effectiveness and temperature influences of 1064nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser treatment of melasma. Methods Twenty-two patients were treated with 1,064-nm QS-Nd:YAG laser, 6 or 8-mm spot size, 2.0- to 3.3-J/cm2 fluence for 12 sessions at 1-week intervals. The skin temperature and melanin index were evaluated by infrared thermometer and the skin multifunction ester at different time point,respectively. Results After 12 laser treatments, statistically significant improvement of melasma from baseline was observed.However,there was no significant difference in temperature between after treatment area and control area. Conclusion Nd:YAG laser treatment for melasma produced improvement and had temperature effects. But temperature was not the only reason for hypopigmentation and rebound hyperpigmentation.

  8. Treatment of melasma with mixed parameters of 1,064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser toning and an enhanced effect of ultrasonic application of vitamin C: a split-face study.

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    Lee, Mei-Ching; Chang, Chun-Shin; Huang, Yau-Li; Chang, Shyue-Luen; Chang, Chih-Hsiang; Lin, Ying-Fang; Hu, Sindy

    2015-01-01

    Melasma is an acquired pigment disorder showing symmetrical hyperpigmentation of the face characterized by light to dark brown patches with indistinct borders on both cheeks. Melasma is prevalent in middle-aged women with harmless hormone imbalances. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy and is prevalent in most child-bearing women. It fluctuates month by month, and yet, there is no promising treatment. The Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (QS-Nd:YAG) laser (1,064-nm wavelength) was introduced in Asia years ago for both skin toning and treatment of facial pigment. This low-fluence, 1,064-nm QS-Nd: YAG laser also reportedly improved melasma. Adjunctive treatments such as vitamin C iontophoresis or chemical peels were recommended in other reports. The technique using the 1,064-nm QS-Nd:YAG laser for toning and the enhancement of adjunctive treatments need further investigation and long-term follow-up before recommendations for the ideal protocol for melasma treatment can be made. The aim of this study is to evaluate the improvement of melasma using different parameters with the 1,064-nm QS-Nd:YAG laser with ultrasonic application of topical vitamin C. Eight patients, ranging in age from 32 to 45 years (mean 37 years), with long-term melasma were studied. Most of the melasma cases were dermal or mixed-type melasma. The patients had no cosmetic treatment (laser, intense pulsed light, or chemical peel) 1 year prior to the study. The entire face of each patient was treated with the 1,064-nm QS-Nd:YAG laser for four sessions at 1-month intervals. The laser treatment was divided into three parts with different parameters. First, each patient underwent whole face exposure for one pass with an 8-mm spot size at a power of 2.0 J/cm(2). Next, the spot size was shifted to 6 mm at a power of 3.5 J/cm(2) for one full-face pass, and then ended with a 4-mm spot size at 3.2 J/cm(2) for one full-face pass, with multiple passes for the main lesions. The end point

  9. KYP型Q开关倍频Nd:YAG激光治疗太田痣72例的护理体会%KYP Q Switch Nd:YAG Laser in Treatment of Nevus of Ota and Nursing Care of 72 Cases

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    方于民

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the experience of KYP type Q switching frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser in treatment of nevus of Ota nursing. Methods From October to 2014 in our department in 2008 August application for KYP type Q switching frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of 72 cases of nevus of Ota were retrospectively analyzed the nursing cooperation and the patients' treatment process. Results The remarkable curative ef ect. Conclusion Nursing before and after operation, timely communication, shorten recovery time, less complications and increase patient satisfaction.%目的:探讨KYP型Q开关倍频Nd:YAG激光治疗太田痣护理体会。方法我科于2008年10月~2014年8月应用KYP型Q开关倍频Nd:YAG激光治疗太田痣患者72例,回顾性分析通过患者的积极配合和治疗过程中精心的护理。结果取得显著疗效。结论手术前后的护理,及时的沟通解决,缩短了恢复时间,减少了并发症,大大增加了患者的满意度。

  10. 室温6.11 mJ脉冲LD单端抽运Tm:YAG调Q激光器%6.11 mJ Q-switched Tm:YAG laser end pumped by pulse laser diode at room temperature

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    金光勇; 宋雪迪; 吴春婷; 陈薪羽; 于凯

    2014-01-01

    由于2μm波段激光处于大气的窗口上,并且对人眼安全,因而在测风领域具有潜在的应用价值。该波段的激光器可以作为相干多普勒测风雷达和差分吸收雷达的光源。为了进行相干多普勒测风雷达光源的研究,报道了一种脉冲激光二级管(LD)单端抽运Tm:YAG调Q激光器。在实验中,采用L型平凹腔结构,利用声光Q开关实现大能量的激光输出。该激光器输出的激光中心波长为2014.9 nm,在重复频率为100 Hz情况下,调Q后获得最大单脉冲能量为6.11 mJ,激光脉冲宽度为324.7 ns,斜率效率为13.56%的激光输出。输出的脉冲激光的光束质量M2在x方向上为1.31,y方向上为1.35。%The 2 μm laser is in the atmosphere window and the eye -safety wavelength regions. Therefore, it is expected to have potential application in wide range of fields. The lasers can be a light source of Coherent Doppler Wind Lidars and Differential Absorption Lidars. In order to develop a laser light source of Coherent Doppler Wind Lidars, a pulse LD end pumped Q-switched Tm:YAG laser was developed by using a plano-concave cavity with a acousto-optical (AO) Q-switch. The center wavelength of the output laser was measured to be 2 014.9 nm. In the repetition frequency of 100 Hz, a maximum single energy of 6.11 mJ after Q-switching operation and the narrowest pulse width of 324.7 ns were achieved at room temperature, whose slop efficiency was 13.56%. The M2x was 1.31 and the M2y was 1.35.

  11. Passive Q-Switching in a Flash-Lamp Pumped Nd∶YAG Laser with Ion-Implanted GaAs Wafer%用离子注入GaAs晶片实现闪光灯泵浦Nd∶YAG激光器中的被动调Q

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    王勇刚; 李朝阳; 马骁宇; 张志刚

    2004-01-01

    A passive Q-switched flash-lamp-pumped Nd∶YAG laser with the ion-implanted semi-insulating GaAs wafer is reported.The wafer is implanted with 400keV As+ ions in the concentration of 1016cm-2.Using GaAs wafer as an absorber and an output coupler,62ns pulse duration of single pulse is obtained.%对半绝缘GaAs晶片进行As+注入,注入能量为400keV,剂量为1016cm-2.用这种注入条件下的GaAs晶片作为吸收体和输出镜,在被动调Q闪光灯泵浦的Nd∶YAG激光器上获得了62ns的单脉冲宽度.这是迄今为止国内最好的报道结果.

  12. Q-开关1064nm激光治疗黄褐斑临床疗效的定量评价%Clinical efficacy and quantitation evaluation of 1064nm Q-switched laser in treatment of melasm using VISIATM complexion analysis system

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    樊昕; 刘丽红; 岳丹霞; 姚美华; 安俞熙; 杨蓉娅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy and quantitation evaluation of 1064nm Q-switched laser in the treatment of melasma using VISIATM complexion analysis system. Methods The seventy-two patients with melasma were enrolled randomly in study during May to October 2010 in our laser center. Subjects received a total of 10 Q-switched laser treatments at one week intervals. Wavelengths of 1064 nm and light spot of 6mm to 8mm were both used.The pigment spots were evaluated and analyzed using VISIATM complexion analysis system and clinical pictures.Results The seventy-two patients were completed the trial. The physician evaluation was that 38.9% of patients achieved 90 to 100% clearing and 47.2% achieved 60 to 90% clearing. The total efficient was 86.1%. Side effects were minimal and all the patients tolerated the treatment well. VISIATM complexion analysis system showed absolute value average decreased 35.2±8.4, relative value average decreased 1.625±0.279 and relative ratio increased (38.6±6.2) %.There was signicant difference (P<0.01). Conclusion Medlite C8 Q-switched laser affords a new treatment method for the treatment of melasma that combines decreased risk and downtime with significant efficacy. It can be a quantized reference of curative effect after the Q-switched laser therapys with the VISIATM complexion analysis system,and good for the diagnosis, guide the therapy method and evaluat the therapeutic effect of melasma.%目的:应用VISIA皮肤测试仪对Q-开关1064nm激光治疗黄褐斑的临床效果进行定量评价.方法:随机选取2010年5月~2010年10月在我激光美容中心进行黄褐斑激光治疗的患者72例,应用Medlite C8 Q-开关激光,以1064nm波长,6~8mm光斑照射面部,每周1次,10次为一个总疗程,用VISIA皮肤测试仪和临床照片对患者色素斑进行定量分析和评价.结果:治疗72例,基本治愈28例(38.9%),显效34例(47.2%),好转10例(13.9%),无效0,总有效率为86.1%,患者

  13. CO2激光和调QNd∶YAG激光单独或联合治疗鼻翼先天性色素痣%The Efficiency of CO2 Laser and Q-switched Nd∶YAG Laser to Treat Congenital Melanocytic Naevus of Nasal Alar by Single or Combined Treatment

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    曾颖; 林琼珠; 占魁

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect of the laser treatment on congenital melanocytic naevus developed on ala nais.Methods Single or combined treatment with Q-switched Nd ∶ YAG laser was used according to the morphological characteristics of congenital melanocytic naevus of nasal alar,A group was treated with CO2 laser.B group was treated with Q-switched Nd ∶ YAG laser.C group was treated with CO2 laser and Q-switched Nd ∶ YAG laser.A group was treated with CO2 laser at the power of 3-5 W until the lesions were ablated completely,and the wounds were shaped according to the appearance of the ala nais.In B group,the lesions were treated with the Q-switched Nd ∶ YAG laser at the energy density of 3-8 J/cm2 to make the wound gray and lightly exuding.Results All of the 27 patients were followed up for one year after the treatment.The average treatment times were 1.9,4.2 and 3.4respectively in the CO2 laser group,Nd∶YAG group and the combination group.Ten of the patients were cured,12 of them got moderate results,and 5 had no effect.Conclusions Selecting appropriate laser treatment in terms of the clinical characteristics of congenital melanocytic naevus developed on ala nais is useful to avoid skin graft,simplify the treatment and get good cosmetic results.%目的 鼻翼先天性色素痣的激光治疗方法的选择和疗效观察.方法 根据治疗方法分为三组,A组CO2激光组,治疗患者10例;B组调Q Nd∶ YAG激光组,治疗患者9例;C组两种激光联合应用组,治疗患者8例.A组采用CO2激光治疗,功率3~5 W照射烧灼病灶,直至完全将病灶清除,并根据鼻翼及其周围组织的外观形态塑造伤口的形态.B组采用调Q Nd∶ YAG激光治疗,能量密度3~8 J/cm2对病灶进行点状扫描照射使创面呈现灰白色并轻微渗血.结果 本组27例病例末次治疗后随访1年.其中,A组平均治疗次数1.9次,B组平均治疗次数4.2次;C组平均治疗次数3.4次.27例患者,痊愈10例(占37

  14. 调Q激光治疗126例不同类型色素增加性皮肤病疗效观察%The effect of Q-switched laser and in treatment of 126 patients with differenthyperpigmented skin diseases

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    胡新华; 王金龙; 魏娟; 张鑫; 李蕾; 杨莉; 热沙来提·艾比布

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察调Q激光治疗不同类型色素增加性皮肤病的临床疗效及安全性。方法:选取2014年1月-2015年12月笔者科室收治的126例色素增加性皮肤病患者,其中色素痣17例,雀斑42例,脂溢性角化病47例,文眉14例,文身6例,所有患者均自愿接受调Q激光治疗,比较所有患者治疗后的临床疗效及不良反应发生率并随访6个月,比较不同疾病患者色素复发的发生率。结果:色素痣的治疗有效率82.35%,不良反应发生率23.53%,色素复发率52.94%;雀斑分别为100.00%,7.14%和7.14%;脂溢性角化病分别为100.00%,6.38%和10.64%;文眉分别为92.86%,7.14%和0.00%;文身分别为100.00%,16.67%和0.00%,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:调Q激光治疗不同类型色素增加性皮肤病的疗效及安全性较为可靠。%Objective To study the effect and safety of Q-switched laser in treatment of hyperpigmented skin diseases. Methods From January 2014 to December 2015, 126 patients were chosen as study objects:17 patients with pigmented moles, 42 patients with freckles, 47 patients seborrheic keratosis, 14 patients with tattooing eyebrow and 6 patients with tattoo. All patients were treated with Q-switched laser. The effect rate, rate of side reactions and pigment recurrence were compared among different patients. Results Pigmented moles:effect rate was 82.35%, rate of side reactions was 23.53% and rate of pigment recurrence was 52.94%;these of freckles were respectively 100.00%,7.14%and 7.14%;these of seborrheic keratosis were respectively 100.00%,6.38%and 10.64%;these of tattooing eyebrow were respectively 92.86%,7.14%and 0.00%, and these of tattoo were respectively 100.00%,16.67%and 0.00%, the difference had statistical signiifcance(P<0.05). Conclusion The effect and safety of Q-switched laser in the treatment of hyperpigmented skin diseases are reliable.

  15. Efficacy of low energy 1064 nm Q-switched laser and intense pulsed light in treatment of facial post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation%低能量1064nm调Q激光联合强脉冲光治疗面部继发性色素沉着的疗效观察

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    黄自莲; 杨晶; 高玉雪

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨低能量1064 nm调Q激光联合强脉冲光(IPL)治疗继发性色素沉着的疗效和可行性.方法 将128例继发性色素沉着患者依据不同治疗方式,完全随机分为低能量1064 nm调Q激光治疗组(42例),强脉冲光治疗组(40例),低能量1064 nm调Q激光联合强脉冲光治疗组(46例).比较3组的治疗效果.结果 通过6次治疗,强脉冲光组和调Q激光组的有效率分别为50.0%(20/40)、52.4%(22/42),两组治疗结果比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);低能量1064 nm调Q激光联合强脉冲光疗组有效率为73.9%(34/46),与强脉冲光和调Q激光治疗组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 低能量1064 nm调Q激光联合强脉冲光是面部继发性色素沉着有效的治疗方法,并且安全无明显不良反应.%Objective To study the feasibility of joint phototherapy in the treatment of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and non-drug therapy in clinical popularization value of 1064 nm Qswitched laser in combination with low energy intense pulsed noncoherent light for secondary pigmentation.Methods A total of 128 patients with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation were randomly divided into 3 groups according to different treatments:first group (42 cases) was subjected to low energy 1064 nm Q-switched laser treatment;second group (40 cases) had intense pulsed light treatment;third group (46 cases) had low energy 1064 nm Q-switched laser plus intense pulsed light therapy.Results After treating for 6 times,the effective rates of intense pulsed light and Q laser were 50% (20/40) and 52.4% (22/42),respectively,without statistical significance between two groups (P>0.05).Effective rate of the third group was 73.9% (34/46),with significant difference (P<0.05),compared with the first two groups.Conclusions For those who refuse any drug treatment,low energy 1064 nm Q-switched laser with intense pulsed light therapy is an effective option to facial postinflammatory

  16. 大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效分析%Clinical efficacy of large-spot and low-energy Q switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of melasma

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    潘虹; 宋为民; 陈书悦; 相文忠; 韩长元; 许爱娥; 任军

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of large-spot and low-energy Q switched Nd:YAG laser on melasma,and to observe the changes of melasma lesions with confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) before and after the laser treatment.Methods Totally,45 patients aged from 24 to 48 years and diagnosed with facial melasma were included in this study,and treated with large-spot and low-energy Q switched Nd:YAG once a week for 10 or more sessions.CLSM was used to estimate the melanin content in melasma lesions before each irradiation and after the last irradiation.Results Among the 45 patients,8 ( 17.78% ) were nearly cured,25 (55.56%) markedly improved,11 (24.44%) improved,and only 1 (2.22%) unimproved after the laser irradiation.The total response rate was 73.33%.As CLSM showed,there was an increment in melanin granules in melasma lesions compared with the normal skin surrounding melasma lesions,but a reduction in melanin granules was induced by the laser treatment in melasma lesions.Conclusions Large-spot and lowenergy Q switched Nd∶YAG laser is substantially effective and highly safe for the treatment of melasma,and CLSM can be used to evaluate the therapeutic effect of laser on melasma.%目的 探讨大光斑低能量Q开关Nd∶YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效,分析黄褐斑皮损激光治疗前后共聚焦激光扫描显微镜(CLSM)特征.方法 收集45例黄褐斑患者,使用大光斑低能量调Q开关Nd∶YAG 1064 nm激光治疗,并在治疗前后对其行CLSM检查.结果 45例患者,治疗结束后基本治愈8例(17.78%),显效25例(55.56%),好转11例(24.44%),无效1例(2.22%),有效率为73.33%.CLSM下可见黄褐斑皮损处较周围正常皮损处表皮全层黑素颗粒增多,激光治疗后表皮处黑素颗粒显著减少.结论 大光斑低能量调Q 1064 nm激光治疗黄褐斑疗效确切,安全性高,CLSM可用于判断激光治疗疗效.

  17. ClinicaI observation of large-spot and low-fluence Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser combined with HuayuQuban capsule for melasma%大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合化瘀祛斑胶囊治疗黄褐斑疗效观察

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    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合化瘀祛斑胶囊治疗黄褐斑的疗效及安全性。方法:选取笔者科室2013年1月-2015年5月收治的女性黄褐斑患者90例,随机分为治疗组和对照组。对照组:给予患者Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗,波长1064nm,光斑6mm,能量1.5~2.5J/cm2,每周1次,连续治疗8周后改为每2周1次再治疗4周,10次为1个疗程,共治疗12周;治疗组:在对照组治疗基础上加服化瘀祛斑胶囊,5片/次,2次/日,连续服用12周。分别于治疗8周和12周时评价疗效。结果:治疗8周时,治疗组有效率66.67%,对照组62.22%,两组比较差异无显著性(P>0.05);12周时,治疗组有效率86.67%,对照组68.89%,两组比较差异有显著性(P<0.05)。结论:大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合化瘀祛斑胶囊治疗黄褐斑安全、有效,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-fluence and large spot-size 1 064nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser combined with HuayuQuban capsule for the treatment of melasma. Methods The ninety female patients with melasma were enrolled in study from January 2013 to May 2015 in our hospital,and randomly divided into the treatment group and control group.Forty-five patients of control group were treated once a week for 8 weeks and then two weeks a time for 4 weeks by 1 064nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at fluences of 1.5-2.5J/cm2 and a spot size of 6mm,the treatment group was given HuayuQuban capsule 5 tablets/time,2 times a day on the basis of control group.Each group received treatment for 12 weeks.Clinical efficacy were evaluated after 8 and 12 weeks of treatment. Results After 8 weeks of treatment,the markedly effective rate of treatment group was 66.67%and that of control group was 62.22%.There was no significant difference(P>0.05).After 12 weeks of treatment,the markedly effective rate of treatment group was 86.67%and that of control group was

  18. Clinical efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser combined with glutathione hormone and vitamin C in the treatment of melasma%Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合谷胱甘肽、维生素C治疗黄褐斑疗效分析

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    马少吟; 程军平; 王艳芳; 万长兰; 朱慧兰; 赖维

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-fluence and large spot-size 1064-nm Q-switched Nd∶YAG laser combined with glutathione hormone (GSH) and vitamin C for the treatment of melasma.Methods This study recruited 12 female melasma patients,with the age averaging (42.3 ± 6.56) years and varying from 32 to 56 years.The whole face with melasma lesions of all the patients were irradiated with 1064-nm Q-switched Nd∶YAG laser (Medlite C6) at fluences of 2.5-3.0 J/cm2 and a spot size of 6 mm for 8 sessions with an interval of 1 week followed by 6 sessions with an interval of 1 month.The patients also received 3 courses of 14-consecutive-day treatment with intravenous GSH 0.9 g and vitamin C 2 g once a day at a 3-month interval.Photographs were taken and melasma area and severity index (MASI) was calculated for the patients before and after the treatment.Results Of the 12 patients,1 was cured,5 markedly improved,6 improved,and all showed clinical response.The average MASI decreased from 13.8 ± 4.3 before treatment to 7.1 ± 2.4 after treatment (P< 0.05).Follicular orifices constricted and skin became smoother with no hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation observed in the patients after the treatment.Conclusion The lowfluence,large spot-size,1064-nm Q-switched Nd ∶ YAG laser combined with GSH and vitamin C is a safe and effective treatment modality for melasma with no requirement for downtime.%目的探讨大光斑、小功率Q开关Nd∶YAG激光联合谷胱甘肽、维生素C治疗黄褐斑的疗效和安全性.方法12例女性黄褐斑患者接受Medlite C6 Q开关Nd∶YAG激光,波长1064 nm,光斑6 mm,能量2.5~3.0 J/cm2,共治疗8次,间隔1周,第9次后治疗间隔改为1个月,共治疗6次.同时联合还原谷胱甘肽900 mg和维生素C2g静脉滴注,每天一次,共14 d为1个疗程,疗程间隔3个月.治疗前后均拍照,并算出治疗前后黄褐斑面积和严重指数(MASI).结果12例患者中治愈1例,显效5例,好转6

  19. 颧部褐青色痣应用调Q开关1064nm激光治疗的临床疗效观察%Observe the clinical effect of Q - switched 1064nm laser on treatment of naevus fuscocaerules zygomaticus

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    刘红娟

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察分析颧部褐青色痣应用调 Q 开关1064nm 激光治疗的临床疗效。方法:选取2012年10月到2014年6月在我院接受治疗颧部褐青色痣的45例女性患者,根据治疗方法进行分组,实验组23例,对照组22例。对照组患者给予532nm 波长进行治疗,实验组患者在调 Q 开关1064nm 激光治疗,对两组患者的临床效果和不良反应进行比较。结果:治疗次数与临床治疗效果呈显著正比关系,治疗5次的总有效率(100.00%)远远高于治疗1次的总有效率(33.33%);在治疗3次后,实验组的总有效率(86.96%)显著高于对照组的总有效率(59.09%);实验组出现色素沉淀有6例,占26.09%显著低于对照组出现色素沉淀有13例,占59.09%,差异有统计学意义。结论:应用调 Q 开关1064nm 激光治疗颧部褐青色痣具有良好的临床效果,在临床应用上安全可靠,具有重要价值。%ObjectiveTo observe and analyze the clinical curative effect of Q - switched 1064nm laser on treatment of nae-vus fuscocaerules zygomaticus. Methods Selected 45 cases of female naevus fuscocaerules zygomaticus patients who accepted treatment in our hospital from 2012 October to 2014 June, they were divided into groups according to the treatment method, there were 23 cases in experimental group and 22 cases in control group. Control group were treated with wavelength of 532nm, experimental group used Q switched 1064nm laser treatment, compared the clinical effect and adverse reactions of two groups. Results The treatment times increased with the increase of clinical curative effect, the total effective rate of 5 times(100%) was much higher than(33.33%) of treatment 1 time; After 3 times of treatment, the total effective rate of experimental group (86.96%) was significantly higher than (59.09%) of control group; There were 6 patients occurred pigmentation, accounting for 26.09%, it was significantly lower than control group

  20. Efficacy of Combined Therapy of Q-switched Alexandrite Laser and Collagen Protein Membrane on Naevus Fuscocaeruleus Zygomaticus%调Q翠绿宝石激光联合胶原蛋白膜治疗褐青色痣的疗效观察

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    杨超; 刘刚; 陈小霞; 严蕾; 王芳; 谢军; 袁晓慧

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨调Q翠绿宝石激光联合胶原蛋白膜治疗褐青色痣的疗效.方法 褐青色痣女性患者267例,按就诊年度,分为2组,实验组138例,对照组129例.两组患者均先以调Q翠绿宝石激光(波长755 nm,光斑直径3mm,频率2或5 Hz,脉宽100 ns,能量密度6~7 J/cm2)垂直照射患处.照射后即刻实验组患者以胶原蛋白膜冷敷患处20 min,对照组患者以水袋冷敷患处20 min.每日治疗1次,共5次.治疗后6个月比较两组的治愈率、总有效率和色素沉着发生率.结果 试验组有效率为92%,痊愈率为64.5%,色素沉着率为13.8%;对照组有效率为86%,痊愈率为59.7%,色素沉着率为28.7%%.两组痊愈率比较,差异有非常显著意义(P<0.01);两组总有效率比较,差异无显著意义(P>0.05);两组色素沉着发生率比较,差异有显著意义.结论 调Q翠绿宝石激光联合胶原蛋白膜治疗褐青色斑痣效果好,可减少色素沉着的发生.%Objective To observe the effect of the therapy combining Q-switched alexandrite laser and collagen protein membrane on naevus fuscocaeruleus zygomaticus ( NFZ). Methods Altogether 129 patients with NEZ were assigned to a control group, who were given Q-switched alexandrite laser and applied with ice pack for 20 minutes after the laser treatment. A test group was set up with 138 patients of NEZ, who were treated with the same laser but given collagen protein membrane for 20 minutes after the treatment. Each patient received five treatments in total, once per day. All the patients were required to use the same antibiotics ointment for 7 days and avoid water and the sun. The pictures of the focus before and after the treatment were taken, and the adverse reactions of the treatment were observed. Results The efficacy, recovery and pigmentation rates of the test group are 92% , 64. 5% and 13. 8 % respectively while those of the control group being 86% , 59.7% , and 28.7% respectively. According to the

  1. Q开关755和1064nm激光治疗太田痣的疗效及其影响因素的分析%Clinical Effects of Q-switching 755 nm and 1 064 nm Lasers on Nevus of Ota and Affecting Factors

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    李永红; 林维嘉; 黄一锦; 李钟洙; 张启国

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨Q开关755和1 064 nm激光治疗太田痣的疗效及其影响因素.方法 应用Q开关755和1 064 nm激光治疗太田痣410例.探讨治疗1~6次及6次以上的效果,并分析疗效与治疗次数、患者年龄、皮损颜色、皮损部位的关系.结果 410例患者治疗1~6次痊愈186例,显效174例,有效38例,无效12例,痊愈率45.4%,有效率87.8%.疗效与治疗次数呈正相关.年龄越小、皮损颜色越浅,疗效越好.额、颧部病变疗效好于眼睑部,总体不良反应发生率2.2%.结论 Q开关755和1 064 nm激光治疗太田痣,疗效显著,不良反应小,安全、可靠,影响其疗效的相关因素主要有治疗次数、患者的年龄、皮损颜色、皮损部位,治疗时间间隔等.%Objective To study the clinical effect of Q-switching 755 nm and 1064nm lasers on nevus of Ota and the affecting factors of the thera- py- Methods Altogether 410 patients with nevus of Ota were treated with Q-switching 755 nm and 1 064 nm lasers. The curative effects on nevus of Ota after 1 -6 times and more times of the therapy were observed respectively and the relation between curative effects and treatment frequency, ages of patients taking the therapy, and colors and location of skin lesions were analyzed separately. Results Results Of the 410 patients having received the therapy for 1-6 times, 186 patients were cured of nevus of Ota, 174 patients obtained significant effects, 38 patients saw an improvement and 12 patients failed to get any progress, indicating a cure rale of 45.4% and an effective rate of 87.8%. The clinical effect was in direct proportion to treatment frequency. The younger the patients were and the lighter the skin color was, the better the effect was. The therapy had a better effect on the nevus of Ota around the forehead and cheek than on those around eyelids. The general occurrence rate of adverse reactions was 2. 2%. Conclusions Treating nevus of Ota with Q-switching 755nm and 1064nm

  2. Q开关Nd∶YAG激光治疗褐青色痣术后皮肤修复应用胶原贴冷敷膜的效果观察%The effect of cold compress collagen dressing in skin regeneration after Q-switch Nd∶ YAG laser in the treatment of naevus fuscocaenleus zygomaticus

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    柯娅楠; 余泳; 陈月明; 杨坤霞; 吴淑君; 王艳芳

    2016-01-01

    目的 观察胶原贴冷敷膜对Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗褐青色痣术后皮肤修复的效果.方法 将126例褐青色痣患者通过随机数字表法分为观察组和对照组,每组各63例.观察组于术后外敷胶原贴冷敷膜;对照组仅单纯使用冰敷.术后随访1周,观察两组间皮肤修复情况及患者主观疼痛程度.结果 观察组的皮肤修复速度及患者主观疼痛感受均明显优于对照组,组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),观察组未出现过敏等不良反应.结论 Q开关Nd∶ YAG激光治疗褐青色痣术后应用胶原贴冷敷膜可有效促进皮肤修复,改善患者疼痛程度.%Objective To assess the effect of cold compress collagen dressing in skin regeneration after Q-switch Nd∶ YAG laser in the treatment of naevus fuscocaenleus zygomaticus (NFZ).Methods 126 patients with NFZ were divided into observation group and control group by the random number table,63 cases in each group.Cold compress collagen dressing was used after surgery in observation group,and ice compress was used in control group.Skin repair situation and subjective pain degree were observed in 1 week after surgery.Results Skin repair speed and subjective pain degree in observation group were both better than those in control group,with statistically significant differences between two groups (P<0.05).There were no adverse reactions such as allergy in observation group.Conclusion After Q-switch Nd∶ YAG laser in the treatment of NFZ,cold compress collagen dressing can effectively improve skin regeneration and pain degree of patients.

  3. Q-开关激光对黄褐斑动物模型黑素细胞黑素合成的影响%The different influence of Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser radiation on the melanogenesis of Chloasma type Guinea pig experimental mode

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    杨鹏; 杨慧兰; 麦跃; 戴勇; 孙林潮; 鲁东平

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of the different influence of Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser radiation on the melanogenesis of Chloasma type guinea pigs experimental mode.Methods After the different influence of Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser radiation on the melanogenesis of Chloasma type guinea pigs experimental mode.We employed MTT assay,oxidative DOPA reaction and NaOH method to measure the cell viability,tyrosinase activity and melanogenesis of guinea pigs skin melanocyte respectively.The morphological changes of cells were observed by light microscopy.Results There was no noticeable alteration in the morphology of melanocytes after irradiation instantly by all different energy densities and frequency group besides high energy density and high frequency group.However fifth later after irradiation by high energy density groups,The melanocytes turned smaller and the number of them decreased; the number of dendrites decreased and the length of them became shorter.Only the melanocytes turned smaller,the number of dendrites decreased and the length of them became shorter by low energy density and high frequency.Compared with preoperative,there was no significant change in cell proliferation,melanin content and tyrosinase activity after irradiation by low energy density and low frequency.But the other three groups were significantly decreased.However,there was significant gradually increased after three weeks later.Conclusion When the energy density and frequency achieves at specified value.Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser can inhibit melanocytic proliferation,melanin synthesis and tyrosinase activity.And this procedure of injury is reversibility.It is worth to study later.It make valid tomake use of Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser for treatment of the pigmented skin diseases.%目的:观察Q开关激光不同能量照射对黄褐斑动物模型黑素细胞的增殖、黑素生成及酪氨酸酶活性的影响.方法:用Q开关激光不同能量照射黄褐斑动

  4. Q-开关激光对黄褐斑动物模型黑素细胞周期与凋亡的影响%Biological effect of the 1064nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser radiation on the epidermal melanocytes of Chloasma type guinea pigs experimental mode

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    杨鹏; 杨慧兰; 麦跃; 戴勇; 孙林潮; 鲁东平

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the biological effects of The different influence of Q-switched Nd∶YAG 1064nm laser radiation on the epider malmelanocytes of Chloasma type guinea pigs experimental mode.Methods Four kinds of energy densities and frequency from Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser were used on the skin of Chloasma type guinea pigs experimental mode.The morphological changes of cells were observed by light microscopy.Then we used the flow cytometry to detect the cell cycle and apoptosis after irradiation.Results Software analysis results show,There was no noticeable alteration in the cell cycle,apoptosis and morphology of melanocytes after irradiation instantly by all different energy densities and frequency group besides high energy density and high frequency group.Compared with the preoperative,The high energy high frequency,high frequency low frequency and low energy high frequency group of the number of dendrites decreased and the length of them became shorter.,the percentage of cells in S-phase decreased,but the apoptosis rate increased significantly.Followed by the postoperative three weeks showing a rising trend.The low energy low frequency exposure group had no significant change before and after irradiation.Conclusion When the energy density and frequency achieves at specified value.Q-switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser can result in the number of dendrites decreased and the length of them became shorter,decreased the cycle of melanocytes and promote the apoptosis of melanocytes.It is worth to study later.It make valid to make use of Q-switched Nd∶YAG 1064nm laser for treatment of the pigmented skin diseases.%目的:探讨Q-开关Nd:YAG激光不同能量照射黄褐斑动物模型对表皮黑素细胞周期与凋亡的影响.方法:用Q-开关激光不同能量照射黄褐斑动物模型,取表皮黑素细胞进行细胞培养,光学显微镜观察黑素细胞形态学变化,流式细胞仪检测照射后细胞周期与凋亡.结果:软件分析结果显示

  5. Effect of Q-switch Nd:YAG Laser with Large Spot and Low Fluence for the Treatment of Melasma%大光斑低能量Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的临床及动物研究

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    宋为民; 胡玲玲; 潘红; 许爱娥

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the appropriate method of laser treatment for melasma. Methods Clinical trials and animal experiments were carried respectively, using a 1064nm Q-switch Nd: YAG laser with large spot and low fluence. The efficacy and safety of this treatment were estimated by visual, melanin content index (MCI), confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and histological analyses. Results The results of clinical trials showed: after treatment, eight cases were basically cured, 25 cases were markedly effective, 12 cases were improved, one case was uneffective, and with an effective rate was 73.33%. MCI decreased significantly compared with that before treatment (P<0.05). The CLSM images showed a drastic decreasing in the reflection from epidermal-basal keratinocytes, but dendritic melanocytes became visible. Animal experiments showed: after treatment, skin pigmentation in guinea pigs was completely cleared, and MCI decreased significantly (P<0.01). CLSM and pathological images showed melanin granules and melanotytes around the hair follicles and basal layer of epidermal were significantly reduced. But through a four-week follow-up, all skins developed rebound hyperpigmentation, and MCI was significantly higher, but lower than that before treatment (P<0.05). CLSM images showed increased epidermal melanin particles and MC, and the staining intensity significantly increased in basal layers. Control group had no significant changes before and after treatment. Conclusion Treatment with lager spot size and low fluence of the 1064nm Q-switch Nd: YAG laser give an effective short-term relief of melasma, but with a high risk of recurrence.%目的 探索激光治疗黄褐斑的合适方法和作用机制.方法 采用大光斑低能量的QSNY分别进行临床试验和动物实验,并通过皮肤反应、MCI、CLSM和组织病理学等多种方法评估该方法治疗黄褐斑的有效性和安全性.结果 临床试验显示:治疗结束后,基本治愈8

  6. Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合生物美白液治疗 61例颧部褐青色痣%Efficacy of Naevus Fuscocaeruleus Zygomaticus Treated by Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser Associated with Biological Whitening

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    廖烈兰

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate therapeutic effect of naevus fuscocaeruleus zygomaticus associated with biological whitening to lessen pigmentation and shorten the coures of treatment.Methods To review and analyze the clinical data of 118 patients with naevus fuscocaeruleus zygomaticus which had been recovered in the past years ranged from Jun 2005 to Jun 2010. All the cases were treated by Q-switched Nd: YAG laser and divided into two groups; the the treatment apcutic group with 61 cases were applied otherwise biological whitening after the IS d and the control group with 57 cases to compare the interval time and course of treatment and effect.Results The average interval time of the treatment apcutic group and the control group was respectively 74. 59 days and 105. 24 days, and the average time of therapy of both groups was respectively 453. 37 days and 651. 28 days, and the effective rate was 96. 7% and 79. 0% , and pigmentation of both groups was 19 cases and 28 cases. The difference of them was statistically significant ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusions The therapeutic method of naevus fuscocaeruleus zygomaticus treated by Q-switched Nd: YAC 1 064 nm laser associated with biological whitening is worth to use in clinic because of less pigmentation, shorter time of therapy and better effect.%目的 探讨Q开关Nd:YAG1064 nm激光联合生物美白液治疗颧部褐青色痣的疗效及对继发性色素沉着的发生、疗程的影响.方法 对颧部褐青色痣患者118例,随机分为治疗组和对照组.治疗组61例采用Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合生物美白液治疗,对照组57例采用仅采用Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗,比较两组治疗间隔时间、总治疗时间及疗效.结果 治疗组与对照组评均治疗间隔时间分别为74.59 d和105.24d,总治疗时间分别为453.37 d和651.28d,有效率分别为96.7%和79.0%,两组差异均有显著意义(P<0.05).继发性色素沉着治疗组19例,发生率31.2%;对照组28例,发生率49.1

  7. Effect of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser and intense pulsed light on the expression of heat shock protein 70 in rat skin%Q开关Nd:YAG激光与强脉冲光对鼠皮肤热休克蛋白70表达的影响

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    钟华; 马伟元; 蔡大幸; 孙青

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To determine the effect of Q - switched Nd: YAG laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) on the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in rat skin. Methods: The dorsal skin of twenty Wister rats were divided into three areas before treatments: the cephalic region as normal control group, the middle region as the IPL treatment group and the caudal region as the YAG group. The skin samples were taken at day 1, day 7 and on week 4 after irradiation. The expression of HSF70 protein was detected with immunohistochemistry. Results: The expression of HSP70 of two treatment groups were reached the most significant at 1 week. At week 4 after irradiation, the expression of HSP70 decreased and there was no difference between the IPL group and the control group ( P > 0.05) , but YAG group was still stronger than the control group ( P < 0.05) , The expression of HSP70 of two light irradiated groups were different significantly at 1 day, 1 week and 4 weeks ( P < 0.05). Conclusion: The intensity of HSP70 expression in rat skin is related to the degree and depth of thermal damage after the light irradiation. The effect of Q- switched 1064 ran Nd: YAG laser on rat skin rejuvenation is stronger and more durable than IPL.%目的:确定Q开关1064 nm Nd:YAG激光与强脉冲光(IPL)对Wistar大鼠皮肤热休克蛋白70(HSP70)表达的影响.方法:Wistar大鼠20只,背部皮肤脱毛,平均分成3部分:近头侧区为正常对照组,中间区为IPL组,近尾侧区为YAG组.于照射后1天、1周、4周取大鼠皮肤标本,免疫组化技术检测HSP70的表达.结果:免疫组化显示:Q开关1064 nm Nd:YAG激光和IPL照射后1周,HSP70表达最为显著;照射后4周,HSP70表达下调,IPL组表达与正常对照组无差别,YAG组仍较正常对照组表达增强(P<0.05);两光照组间于照射后1天、1周和4周HSP70表达差别有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:HSP70的表达强度与光照后组织热损伤的程度和深度有关,Q开关1064 nm Nd:YAG激

  8. 辉煌360激光与调Q激光综合治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效和分析%The Clinical Efficacy and Analysis of the Brilliant 360 Laser Q-switched Laser Comprehensive Treatment of Melasma

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    贝为君

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨辉煌360激光与调Q激光综合治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效。方法:选取2010年6月-2012年8月本院就诊的120例黄褐斑患者为研究对象,随机分为观察组及对照组,每组各60例。观察组采用辉煌360激光与调Q激光综合治疗,对照组单纯性应用调Q激光治疗,对比分析两组治疗前后黄褐斑消退情况、不良反应发生率及复发率情况。结果:观察组临床总有效率为95%(57/60),对照组为80%(48/60),两组比较差异具有统计学差异(P0.05);术后随访1年,观察组复发率为5.00%(3/60)高于对照组的16.67%(10/60)(P0.05);Postoperative patients were followed up for 1 year,the rate of recurrence of observation group was 5%(3/60)and control group was 16.67%(10/60),there were statistically significant(P<0.05). Conclusion:On the the melasma application brilliant 360 laser Q-switched laser treatment can effectively improve the patient’s clinical effect,reduce the relapse rate of patients,and the effects safe and reliable,worthy of clinical application.

  9. 调Q开关翠绿宝石激光治疗282例色素性皮肤病临床分析%Q-switching alexandrite laser for the treatment of pigmentary skin diseases: a clinical analysis of 282 cases

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    马彦; 冯文莉; 杨静; 奚志琴

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察调Q开关翠绿宝石激光在皮肤科色素性疾病治疗中的疗效及不良反应.方法 用Q开关翠绿宝石激光治疗282例皮肤色素性疾病包括脂溢性角化症、斑痣、褐青色痣、黄褐斑、咖啡斑、口周黑子、雀斑、雀斑样痣、色素沉着斑、色素性毛痣、色素痣、太田痣、外伤粉尘沉着、文身、伊藤痣、遗传性对称性色素异常.观察就诊患者的疗效及不良反应.结果 脂溢性角化症、雀斑3次治愈率100%.斑痣4次治疗有效率64.7%,治愈率17.6%.太田痣6次治疗有效率91.7%,治愈率达61.1%.咖啡斑3次治疗有效率达46.1%,治愈率达23.1%.文身3次治疗有效率达100%,治愈率达50.0%.雀斑样痣2次治疗有效率达66.7%.外伤粉尘沉着4次治疗有效率达86.7%,治愈率达46.7%.色素沉着、口周黑子1次治愈率可达50%.伊藤痣、褐青色痣、黄褐斑、遗传性对称性色素异常病例数较少,需进一步观察.色素痣和色素性毛痣效果差,不推荐使用.结论 Q开关翠绿宝石激光对太田痣、雀斑、脂溢性角化症、文身、外伤粉尘沉着、口周黑子、色素沉着治疗效果好.对于咖啡斑、雀斑样痣、斑痣等有一定疗效.%Objective To assess the efficacy and adverse events of Q-switching alexandrite laser in 282 patients with pigmentary skin diseases. Methods The clinical profiles of 282 patients with pigmentary skin diseases, including seborrheic keratosis, naevus spilus, nevus fuscoceruleus zygomaticus, chloasma, cafe-au-lait spots, lentigo, freckles, labial lentigo, pigmentation, pigmented hairy epidermal nevus, melanocytic nevus, naevus of Ota, traumatic tattoo, tattoo, naevus of Ito, dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaris who were treated with Q-switching alexandrite laser were analyzed for determination of the efficacy and adverse events. Results The complete remission rate of 100% was reported for seborrheic keratosis and freckles

  10. 氨甲环酸联合Q开关Nd∶YAG激光治疗黄褐斑疗效观察%Efifcacy of oral tranexamic acid combined with low-lfuence 1064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of melasma

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    安彩霞; 向芳; 杨珊; 普雄明

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral tranexamic acid (TA) combined with low-fluence 1064nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of melasma. MethodsFifty-seven patients with melasma were enrolled in the study and randomly divided into two groups: a combination group and a laser treatment group. All the patients were treated with low-lfuence Nd:YAG laser, meanwhile TA was taken orally by the patients in the combination group lasted for 12 weeks. The degree of improvement in pigmentation was reassessed on 4, 8 and 12 weeks after treatment by melasma area severity index (MASI) scores. Side-effects, if any, were also recorded.ResultsThe MASI scores were decreased with the process of the treatment. Two groups showed signiifcant difference on 8 and 12 weeks after treatment (P<0.05). No serious adverse effects had been found.ConclusionOral TA in combination with low-lfuence Nd:YAG laser may be a safe and efifcient treatment option for melasma.%目的:研究口服氨甲环酸联合Q开关Nd∶YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效和安全性。方法57例黄褐斑患者随机分为试验组和对照组,试验组在接受Nd∶YAG激光治疗的同时口服氨甲环酸片12周,对照组仅接受Nd∶YAG激光治疗。治疗后4、8、12周对患者进行黄褐斑皮损面积和严重度指数(MASI)评分,观察临床治疗效果并记录不良反应。结果随着治疗时间增加,患者的MASI评分逐渐下降。治疗后8周、12周,试验组和对照组患者MASI评分比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。两组患者无明显不良反应发生。结论 Q开关Nd∶YAG激光联合氨甲环酸口服治疗黄褐斑安全有效,且不良反应少。

  11. Q开关1064nm激光联合氨甲环酸治疗黄褐斑临床观察%Clinical efficacy of using Q-switch 1 064 nm combined with tranexamic acid clinical observation for the treatment of malasma

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    黄惠真; 李伟; 胡丽; 马刚; 陈辉; 陈锦安; 林晓曦

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨单纯运用Q开关1064nm激光与联合口服氨甲环酸片治疗黄褐斑的疗效及安全性。方法:将36例确诊为黄褐斑的患者随机平均分为A、B两组。A组:采用Q开关1064nm Nd:YAG激光联合口服氨甲环酸片治疗;B组:单纯激光治疗。激光治疗间隔为4周,共8次,光斑直径6mm,能量密度3.0~3.5J/cm2,脉冲频率10Hz;氨甲环酸片每日2次,每次250mg,连续口服6个月。治疗过程中记录不良反应,由两位医师对每次治疗前及疗程结束后1个月照片进行mMASI评分,同时患者接受满意度调查,并进行相关统计学分析。结果:A、B两组间治疗前后的mMASI评分下降率有统计学差异(P<0.05),A组患者平均起效时间为2.47个月,B组为4.69个月;A组患者满意率72.22%,B组患者满意率61.11%,两组间满意率比较有统计学差异(P<0.05)。所有激光治疗患者未见严重不良反应,口服氨甲环酸片的患者中有1例胃肠道反应,1例患者自觉月经量减少。结论:口服氨甲环酸片联合Q开关1064nm激光治疗黄褐斑与单纯激光治疗相比,具有起效快、疗效高等优点。%Objective To compare the clinical efficacy and safety of using Medlite C6 Q-switch Nd:YAG Iaser and combined with tranexamic acid for the treatment of melasma. Method 36 female patients with melasma were divided into two groups,A and B,n=18.Group A were given Q-switch Nd:YAG 1 064nm laser every 4 weeks for 8 times,6mm spot,3.0-3.5J/cm2 energy,combined with oral tranexamic acid tablets for 6 month,500mg/day,twice a day.While group B were only treated with laser. The side effects were recorded and therapeutic efficacy were assessed by mMASI score and patient satisfaction rates. Result Both groups had achieved significant decrease from base line in mMASI score.Satisfaction rate of group A was 72.22%,while in group B it was 61.11%,there were statistically significant between the two groups

  12. Clinical observation on a sodium hyaluronate-containing dressing for skin wound healing after Q-switched laser therapy%透明质酸修护贴敷料用于Q开关激光术后创面修复的临床观察

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    李咏; 孟慧敏; 王婷婷; 鲜燕; 涂颖; 何黎; 李利

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨透明质酸修护贴敷料在Q开关激光术后皮肤创面修复中的有效性和安全性.方法 面部色素性疾病患者66例,用Q开关脉冲激光治疗后,将患者分为试验组(22例)、对照组A(22例)和对照组B(22例).试验组使用透明质酸修护贴敷料,对照组A用活泉水面膜,对照组B用蒸馏水面膜.激光术后即刻外敷受试品或对照品15 min,以后每晚外敷15 min,连续14 d;分别于激光术后首日、第3、7、14天对受试部位红斑、水肿、灼热等炎症反应进行半定量判定.同时比较3组患者创面恢复时间及对敷料的满意度.结果 透明质酸修护贴敷料和活泉水面膜改善激光术后皮肤红斑、水肿、灼热等症状优于蒸馏水面膜(P<0.05).激光术后,患者创面清洁度、湿润度、光滑度、舒缓程度和总体满意度,透明质酸修护贴敷料优于活泉水面膜和蒸馏水面膜(P<0.05).结论 透明质酸修护贴敷料用于激光术后护理可改善急性炎症反应、提高创而清洁度、湿润度、光滑度.%Objective To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a sodium hyaluronate-containing dressing for skin wound healing after Q-switched laser therapy.Methods Sixty-six patients with facial pigmentary disorders were enrolled in this study.After treatment with Q-switched laser,the patients were randomly and equally divided into three groups to apply a sodium hyaluronate-containing dressing,a thermal spring water-containing facial mask and a distilled water-containing facial mask respectively.The dressing or facial masks were externally applied to the face for 15 minutes once immediately after the laser therapy,then,once every night for 14 consecutive days.Inflammatory responses,such as erythema,edema and burning sensation,were measured semi-quantitatively on day 1,3,7 and 14 separately after the laser therapy.The time for skin wound healing and degree of patients' satisfaction were compared among these groups by

  13. Clinical Evaluation of Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor Dressing on Facial Skin after Q -switched Alexandrite Laser Therapy for Nevus Fusco -Caeruleus Zygomaticus%重组人表皮生长因子面膜护理颧部褐青色痣激光术后创面的临床评价

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    刘刚; 严蕾; 王芳

    2014-01-01

    目的:评估重组人表皮生长因子(EGF)面膜对颧部褐青色痣激光术后皮肤创面修复能力的临床疗效和安全性。方法:选择56例接受颧部褐青色痣激光治疗的患者,随机分为两组,实验组29例,激光术后即刻使用 EGF 面膜冷敷,并于治疗后隔1天敷1次,连续使用10天,每次20分钟;对照组27例,治疗后即刻用冰敷20分钟,并在术后10天内,常规使用红霉素软膏作为创面护理。分别于治疗后即刻,冷敷20分钟后、治疗后第1、3、5天及第9天,记录两组患者的症状、体征及创面愈合脱痂情况。结果:实验组29例患者经过 EGF 面膜冷敷后,术后的主观症状,如刺痛、灼热及紧绷感等得到明显缓解,结痂时间及痂壳脱落时间缩短,且脱落后创面光滑无红肿,整个过程无不良反应。结论:EGF 面膜用于颧部褐青色痣激光术后,可以改善术后的主观症状,减轻红斑、水肿等不良反应,促进皮肤创面快速修复。%Objective To evaluate the clinical curative ef ect and safety of recombinant human epidermal growth factor dressings applied after laser therapy for Nevus Fusco -Caeruleus Zy-gomaticus.Methods Altogether 56 patients with Nevus Fusco -Caeruleus Zygomaticus were enrol ed in this clinical trial.After the treatment with Q -switched Alexandrite Laser,the patients were randomly divided into two groups.The 29 patients in the experimental group were smeared with recombinant human epidermal growth factor dressings on the face for 20 minutes immediately after laser therapy,and then once every 2 days for 10 days,While 27 patients in the control group were treated by Erythromycin ointment.Symptoms,physical signs and wound healing of two groups were recorded immediately,20 minutes,1,3,5 and 9 days after treatment respectively.Results Compared with the control group,the experimental group showed a bet er improvement of acute inflammatory responses

  14. Study of Ce:Nd:YAG-KTP OPO Eye-Safe Laser Based on Langasite Electro-Optic Q-Switch%硅酸镓镧电光调Q的Ce:Nd:YAG-KTP高效光参变人眼安全激光器研究

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    韩文杰; 李河均; 张文平; 邬双阳; 窦飞飞; 胡永钊

    2012-01-01

    在灯泵Ce: Nd: YAG双掺晶体水冷激光器中,用高损伤阈值的新型电光晶体硅酸镓镧(La3Ga5SiO14)作为Q开关,采用场效应管快速Q开关驱动电路,实现了20 Hz脉冲重复频率的稳定1.064 μm基频激光输出,在基频激光腔外设计了光参变激光谐振腔,用KTP晶体进行光参变转换,基于Ⅱ类非临界相位匹配条件,实现了1.57 μm人眼安全激光输出.研究了YAG晶体棒安装应力对1.57 μm输出的影响,发现由应力引起的双折射效应可使光参变转换效率严重降低,分析了效率降低的原因,给出了等效应力与光参变转换效率的关系曲线,测试得到所设计激光器的光参变转换效率最高点,在20 Hz脉冲重复频率下,当1.064 μm激光脉冲能量为220 mJ时,1.57 μm激光脉冲能量为109.3 mJ,最高达到了近50%的光参变转换效率,脉冲宽度为4.3 ns,束散角为8.1 mrad,此时电抽运注入为11.3J,总电光效率为0.96%,进一步增大1.064 μm激光能量时,光参变转换效率会缓慢下降.激光器输出稳定性优于5%,结构紧凑,通过了温度、振动、冲击等主要环境试验技术指标考核,实现了工程化应用.%A flash lamp pumped Ce3+-Nd3+ double doped YAG crystal water cool laser is devised, in which the La3Ga5SiO14, a novel electro-optic crystal activized by a field effect transistor (FET) fast switch circuit, is used as Q-switch. Based on above fact, steady 1.064 μm laser pulse eradiated at a repetition rate of 20 Hz is realized. An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is designed outside the 1.064 μm laser resonant cavity, KTP crystal is employed to actualize optical parametric conversion, based on class II non-critical phase matching 1.57 μm eye-safe laser is accomplished. Investigation and test is carried out about the influence of fixing stress of YAG rod to the output of 1. 57 μm laser, a concernful phenomenon that double refraction induced by stress can depress the OPO conversion efficiency

  15. Comparison of efficacy and safety between Q-switched 532 laser and intense pulsed light for the treatment of facial freckles%Q开关532nm激光和强脉冲光治疗面部雀斑的疗效和安全性比较

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    曾梅华; 高玉雪; 廖晓东; 林宁宁; 朱叶; 刘屾; 韩阳; 涂彩霞

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨Q开关Nd:YAG 532nm激光和IPL治疗面部雀斑的临床疗效和安全性.方法:将200例面部雀斑患者随机分为QS532组100例,IPL组100例,分别采用QS532激光治疗仪治疗1次,IPL治疗仪治疗2次,比较两者的疗效和安全性.结果:QS532组患者治疗后第4周,皮损平均消退达82.25%; IPL组治疗1次后第4周皮损平均消退达60.72%,QS532组治疗效果优于IPL组;QS532组治疗后第12周,患者皮损平均消退达82.54%,IPL组治疗2次后第12周皮损平均消退达77.80%,QS532组治疗效果更明显.患者对治疗的满意度评价,QS532组非常满意率和满意率分别为71%和29%,无轻度满意和不满意的患者;IPL组非常满意率和满意率分别为76%和20%,轻度满意率为4%,无不满意患者.两组满意度比较无统计学差异.QS532组,有26例患者于术后4周内患处出现色素加深,占总例数的26%,均于6个月内消退;IPL组,无炎症后色素沉着的病例出现.两组均未出现瘢痕、色素减退、永久性色素沉着等不良反应.结论:QS532激光和IPL均可很好地治疗雀斑,QS532激光治疗效果优于IPL,IPL的安全性优于QS532激光,我们应根据患者的不同情况,选择最合适的治疗方式,两者可以联合应用,取长补短.%Objective To discuss the efficacy and safety of Q-switched Nd:YAG 532nm laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of facial freckles. Methods 200 cases of facial freckles were randomly grouped into 100 cases of group QS532 and 100 cases of group IPL.Patients of group QS532 were treated by QS532 laser once, while patients of group IPL were treated by IPL twice.Compare the efficacy and safety of the two groups. Results Both of the groups of QS532 laser and IPL acquired obvious improvement, the improvement rate of group QS532 was 82.25% 4 weeks after treatment, while it was 60.72% after treated by IPL the first time 4 weeks later, the efficacy of group QS532 was better than

  16. Removal of graffiti from the mortar by using Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    Sanjeevan, Poologanathan; Klemm, Agnieszka J.; Klemm, Piotr

    2007-08-01

    This paper presents part of the larger study on microstructural features of mortars and it's effects on laser cleaning process. It focuses on the influence of surface roughness, porosity and moisture content of mortars on the removal of graffiti by Nd:YAG laser. The properties of this laser are as follows: wavelength ( λ) 1.06 μm, energy: 500 mJ per pulse, pulse duration: 10 ns. The investigation shows that the variation of laser fluence with the number of pulses required for the laser cleaning can be divided into two zones, namely effective zone and ineffective zone. There is a linear relationship observed between number of pulses required for laser cleaning and the laser fluence in the effective zone, while the number of pulses required for the laser cleaning is almost constant even though the laser fluence increases in the ineffective zone. Moreover, surface roughness, porosity and moisture content of mortar samples have influence on the laser cleaning process. The effect of these parameters become however negligible at the high level of laser fluence. The number of pulses required for the laser cleaning is low for smooth surface or less porous mortar. Furthermore, the wetness of the samples facilitates the cleaning process.

  17. A Passively Q-Switched, CW-Pumped Fe:ZnSe Laser

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    2014-03-01

    Landman, Y. P. Podmar’kov, Y. K. Skasyrskii, et al., “A continuous-wave Fe2+: ZnSe laser,” Quantum Electron., vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 1113–1116, 2008...Wenger, “Temperature and concentration quenching of mid-IR photoluminescence in iron doped ZnSe and ZnS laser crystals,” J. Lumin., vol. 132, no. 3, pp

  18. Depigmentation therapy in vitiligo universalis with topical 4-methoxyphenol and the Q-switched ruby laser

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    Njoo, MD; Vodegel, RM; Westerhof, W

    2000-01-01

    Background: Monobenzylether of hydroquinone is used worldwide to remove residual pigment in patients with vitiligo universalis. Because of the side effects reported with this drug, the use of monobenzylether of hydroquinone has been restricted in The Netherlands. Objective: Our purpose was to evalua

  19. One Micron Q-switched Single Crystal LIDAR Fiber Laser Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — There is an important need for compact, light weight, short pulse laser sources for LIDAR applications. Recently, over 100 Watts of output power has been...

  20. Processes and strategies for solid state Q-switch laser marking of polymers

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    Bosman, Johan

    2007-01-01

    The overview of all laser marking processes for a wide range of materials shows the versatile aspect of laser technology. The statement that all materials can be written by laser is temping but not correct. The writing of liquids and gasses is possible but not practical. The overview of processes

  1. Study of laser die release by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser pulses

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    Karlitskaya, N.; de Lange, D.F.; Meijer, J.; Sanders, Rene; Phipps, Claude R.

    2004-01-01

    A new laser-assisted process called "Laser Die Transfer" is developed for high speed assembling of miniature electronic components. Silicon dies, fabricated on an optically transparent carrier are released using a laser pulse. This process has the potential to offer major advantages compared to

  2. LD-pumped passively Q-switched red laser at 660 nm

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    Qinghua Xue(薛庆华); Quan Zheng(郑权); Yikun Bu(卜轶坤); Longsheng Qian(钱龙生)

    2004-01-01

    A laser diode (LD) pumped Nd:YAG red pulse laser at 660 nm was presented by V:YAG passively Qswitching and LBO intracavity frequency doubling. With 1.6-W incident pump power, average output power of 46-mW, pulse duration (FWHM) of 23.3 ns, pulse repetition rate of 21.6 kHz, peak power of 91.4 W, and single pulse energy of 2.13μJ were obtained. The beam quality factor M2 was less than 1.2. The fluctuations of pulse energy and repetition rate were less than 3% in 4 hours. The pulsed laser at 660 nm is expected to be used as the pump source of Cr3+:doped crystal to obtain the gain-switched tunable laser.

  3. Colour shift following tattoo removal with Q-switched Nd-YAG laser (1064/532).

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    Peach, A H; Thomas, K; Kenealy, J

    1999-09-01

    Colour shift in tattoo pigment is a recognised complication of laser tattoo treatment. We report our experience over the past 4 years in treating 275 patients, with a total of 323 professional tattoos. Of these, 184 tattoos contained a pigment other than black with 33 displaying a colour shift as a consequence of laser treatment. This adverse effect was recorded with red, yellow, crimson and brown pigments but most frequently with white/flesh pigments. We found brown and white/flesh coloured pigments to be significantly more likely to change colour compared to red and that the chance of certain colours shifting related to the age of the tattoo. We outline our management of this problem and discuss the results of continued treatment.

  4. Clinical and histological responses of congenital melanocytic nevi after single treatment with Q-switched lasers

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    Grevelink, JM; vanLeeuwen, RL; Anderson, RR; Byers, HR

    1997-01-01

    Background: Laser irradiation of congenital melanocytic nevi is a controversial treatment. Recurrence of lesions after laser treatment appears to be the rule, and the effects of laser irradiation on cellular biological behavior and the possible mutagenic responses of nevomelanocytes that have receiv

  5. Clinical and histological responses of congenital melanocytic nevi after single treatment with Q-switched lasers

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    Grevelink, JM; vanLeeuwen, RL; Anderson, RR; Byers, HR

    1997-01-01

    Background: Laser irradiation of congenital melanocytic nevi is a controversial treatment. Recurrence of lesions after laser treatment appears to be the rule, and the effects of laser irradiation on cellular biological behavior and the possible mutagenic responses of nevomelanocytes that have receiv

  6. Uranium glasses for passive Q-switching of eye-safe laser resonators

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    Mierczyk, Zygmunt; Stepien, Ryszard; Mierczyk, Jadwiga

    2000-10-01

    The paper presents initial results of examination of glasses doped with uranium ions. In such material an effect of non- linear adsorption is possible within a spectral range of 1.5 micrometers . A synthesis of silicate glasses, silicate-borate and phosphate glasses doped with uranium ions was performed. Substantial thermal parameters as well as optical and spectroscopic properties of the obtained glasses were examined. It was stated that wide absorption band in a spectral region of 1.4 divided by 1.6 micrometers , originated from U2+ ions, appears only in phosphate glasses. U2+ doped phosphate glass shows non-linear absorption effect in this region. Absorber transmission varying with increase in energy density of the transmitted radiation of 1.535 micrometers was determined. A giant-pulse erbium glass laser, generation the pulses of energy of 8 mJ and duration 25 ns, was applied for these investigations. Energy density of a diagnostic pulse was changed within a range of 0.001 divided by 30 J/cm3. Non-active losses, absorption cross section, saturation energy, concentration of active media, relaxation time, and energy losses for absorber bleaching were determined.

  7. Q-switched YAG laser vs. punch biopsy excision for iatrogenic radiation tattoo markers--a randomized controlled trial

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    Bregnhøj, A; Haedersdal, M

    2010-01-01

    Ink markers are tattooed as landmarks before radiotherapy of breast cancer with the purpose of obtaining a precise radiation field. The black tattoo spots may cause potential psychological distress for the affected women.......Ink markers are tattooed as landmarks before radiotherapy of breast cancer with the purpose of obtaining a precise radiation field. The black tattoo spots may cause potential psychological distress for the affected women....

  8. High average power 1314 nm Nd:YLF laser, passively Q-switched with V:YAG

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    Botha, RC

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Stellenbosch University, P/Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa 3National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa 4Physics Department, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg 26111, Germany 5...-shifted to the 1.5 μm region, which is useful for applications requiring eye-safe operation at high powers, such as Lidar and free-space optical com- munication [1]. Furthermore, 1314.0 nm (specifically the 657.0 nm harmonic) is required to probe the relevant...

  9. Diode-Pumped, 2-Micron, Q-Switched Thulium: Y3Al5O12 (Tm:Yag) Microchip Laser

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    2011-05-01

    as predicted by Shaw et al. [16]. ................ 13 Figure 11: Photograph of bulk Tm:YAG crystal grown by Czochralski method [23]. ..... 14...requiring a custom growth run. 2.4 Production Tm:YAG is conventionally produced by the Czochralski method , which involves both the host and dopant...then pulled into a large crystal boule and allowed to cool. The Czochralski method allows for crystals to be grown which are free from or low in

  10. Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with Q-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres.

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    Wadsworth, W; Joly, N; Knight, J; Birks, T; Biancalana, F; Russell, P

    2004-01-26

    Photonic crystal fibres exhibiting endlessly single-mode operation and dispersion zero in the range 1040 to 1100 nm are demonstrated. A sub-ns pump source at 1064 nm generates a parametric output at 732 nm with an efficiency of 35%, or parametric gain of 55 dB at 1315 nm. A broad, flat supercontinuum extending from 500 nm to beyond 1750 nm is also demonstrated using the same pump source.

  11. Q-switched YAG laser vs. punch biopsy excision for iatrogenic radiation tattoo markers--a randomized controlled trial

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    Bregnhøj, A; Haedersdal, M

    2010-01-01

    Ink markers are tattooed as landmarks before radiotherapy of breast cancer with the purpose of obtaining a precise radiation field. The black tattoo spots may cause potential psychological distress for the affected women....

  12. Stable kilo-hertz electro-optically Q-switched Tm,Ho:YAP laser at room temperature

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    Liu, C.; Zhao, S.; Li, Y.; Yang, K.; Li, M.; Li, G.; Li, D.; Li, T.; Qiao, W.; Feng, T.; Chen, X.; Zheng, L.; Su, L.; Xu, J.

    2016-07-01

    A diode-pumped Tm,Ho:YAP laser utilizing a self-made LiNbO3 (LN) electro-optically modulator (EOM) at room temperature is demonstrated for the first time. A minimum pulse duration of 107.4 ns was obtained at a pulse repetition rate (PRR) of 200 Hz, giving a maximum single pulse energy of 1.65 mJ. At a PRR of 1 kHz, pulse duration of 145.8 ns was achieved under the absorbed pump power of 7.4 W, corresponding to a maximum single pulse energy of 0.546 mJ, and the pulse to pulse amplitude instabilities were measured to be about 4.6% and 5.83% for PRRs of 200 Hz and 1 kHz, respectively.

  13. Threshold characteristic of intracavity optical parametric oscillator pumped by all-solid-state Q-switched laser

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    Yuye Wang; Degang Xu; Yizhong Yu; Wuqi Wen; Xifu Li; Jianquan Yao

    2008-01-01

    We derive the threshold pump intensity for a singly resonant intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO)based on a temporal coupled field model.Particular attention is Paid to the dependence of the intracavity singly resonant OPO(SRO)threshold intensity on the signal wave output coupling.Meanwhile,a Nd:YAG laser pumped KTiOPO4(KTP)IOPO for eye-safe laser output is studied experimentally.The experiment is performed with four signal wave output reflectivities of 60%,70%,80%,and 90%,respectively.The measured values are in good agreement with the theoretical results.With an output coupler reflectivity of 80%,a peak power of 70 kW at 1572 nm has been obtained at a repetition rate of 3.5 kHz.The pulse width is 4.9 ns.Such investigation is helpful to identifying suitable operational regime of low pump intensity.

  14. Laser treatment of alumina-based ceramics using second harmonics of Q-switched Nd:YLF laser

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    Rihakova, Lenka; Chmelickova, Hana; Hiklova, Helena

    2016-12-01

    This paper is dedicated to laser engraving and drilling process of the alumina ceramics. Both processes are characterized by exquisite features in comparison with conventional ones. The main benefits are high speed, high precision and good quality along with flexibility. Moreover ceramics are hardly processed by conventional methods due to their high hardness and brittleness. Analysis of Nd:YLF laser engraving alumina ceramics concerning the influence of parameters like output power, processing speed and number of runs on various mark characteristics was carried out. Mark width, mark depth and contrast were evaluated and it was found out that output power determines both mark depth and width. Higher power caused generation of deeper and wider marks characterized by high contrast. Processing speed controls the overlapping of spots and the laser-material interaction time, thus having impact on the mark depth and contrast. Laser drilling was examined in dependence of output power that had crucial effect on the hole depth not on diameter. The research clarified that high output powers are necessary for producing deep holes so as high output powers together with low processing speeds are the optimal parameters to get maximal mark width and depth with satisfactory quality during engraving. Samples were analyzed using confocal microscope and contact profilometer.

  15. Q-Switched and Mode Locked Short Pulses from a Diode Pumped, YB-Doped Fiber Laser

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    2009-03-26

    500fs.pdf. 43. H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier , M. Brunel, F. Sanchez, "Experimental and theoretical study of the passively mode...locked ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser", Physical Review A, Vol. 65 063811 (2002) pp 1-9. 44. B. Ortac, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, T. Chartier , M

  16. Efficient in-band diode-pumped Q-switched solid state laser for methane detection Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Growing interest in precise measurements of methane concentration and distribution in the Earth's atmosphere is stimulating efforts to develop LIDAR systems in the...

  17. Retrospective Study of Tattoos Removal by Q Switched Laser%调Q激光祛纹身的回顾性研究

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    郑涵; 宋为民; 金宪强; 沈静

    2011-01-01

    目的 对我院近十年激光祛纹身治疗的疗效进行回顾性研究.方法将这些病例根据纹刺时间长短分类,分为≥10年的纹身和<10年的纹身,并比较了纹身的特点,激光祛除纹身的疗效.结果激光祛纹身的疗效与纹身的颜色、染料成分、纹刺的深浅等因素有关,≥10年1次激光祛纹身术后有效率与<10年有效率两者比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);≥10年和<10年激光治疗4次后有效率比较,差异也均有统计学意义(P<0.05);≥10年和<10年激光治疗色素沉着副反应发生率比较,差异也均有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论现在的纹身虽然越来越美观,但激光祛除的难度增大,治疗次数增多.%Objective To evaluate the efficacy of laser on tattoos removal in our hospital in recent ten years. Methods These cases were divided into two groups: more than ten years of tattoos and less than ten years of tattoos. And the characteristics and efficacy of these tattoos were analyzed and compared after treatment. Results The efficacy of laser tattoos removal was closely related to the tattoos color, dye composition, the depth of tattooa and other factors. There was significant difference between the two groups in the effective rate after four times of laser tattoos removal treatment (P<0.05) and in the incidence of side effects such as pigmentation (P<0.05). Conclusion With the production of more and more beautiful tattoos, its removal by laser has become more difficult, and there is a strong need to increase the number of treatment sessions.

  18. Exploration of water jet generated by Q-switched laser induced water breakdown with different depths beneath a flat free surface.

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    Chen, Ross C C; Yu, Y T; Su, K W; Chen, J F; Chen, Y F

    2013-01-14

    The dynamics of a water jet on a flat free surface are investigated using a nanosecond pulsed laser for creating an oscillating bubble with different depths beneath the free surface. A thin jet is shown to deform a crater surface resulted from surface depression and cause a circular ring-shaped crater on the connection surface between the crater of surface depression and the thin jet. The collapse of this circular ring-shaped crater is proposed to the crown-like formation around a thick jet. The evolution of the bubble depth suggests a classification of four distinctive ranges of the bubble depths: non-crown formation when the parameter of bubble depth over the maximum bubble radius γ ≤ 0.5, unstable crown formation when 0.5 ≤ γ ≤ 0.6, crown-like structure with a complete crown wall when 0.6 ≤ γ ≤ 1.1, and non-crown formation when 1.1 ≤ γ. Furthermore, the orientation of the crown wall gradually turns counterclockwise to vertical direction with increasing γ from 0.5 to 1.1, implying a high correlation between the orientation of the crown wall and the depth of the bubble. This correlation is explained and discussed by the directional change of the jet eruption from the collapse of circular ring-shaped crater.

  19. Diode-pumped Q-switched Nd{sup 3+} : YAG laser operating in a wide temperature range without thermal stabilisation of pump diodes

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    Vainshenker, A E; Vilenskiy, A V; Kazakov, A A; Lysoy, B G; Mikhailov, L K; Pashkov, V A [Open Joint-Stock Company ' M.F. Stel' makh Polyus Research and Development Institute' , Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-02-28

    A model sample of a compact low-power-consumption Nd{sup 3+} : YAG laser emitting 20-mJ pulses with a pulse repetition rate up to 20 Hz (in cyclic duty) at a wavelength of 1064 nm is developed and studied. The laser is designed for operating at external temperatures from -40 to +50 deg C. This was achieved by using quasi-end diode pumping without thermal stabilisation of pump diodes. (laser optics 2012)

  20. 调Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑%Melasma Treated by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser:a Clinical Study

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    田蕾; 杨淑兰; 娄书艳; 张秀丽

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨调Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效.方法 应用调Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑患者57例,波长1 064 nm,脉宽3-7ns,光斑直径6~8 mm,频率10 Hz,能量密度2.3~3.3 J/cm2.根据患者各自情况选择适当的治疗参数,治疗中将光斑照射到皮损表面,多次扫描以治疗后的皮肤呈红色为适度.结果 经5~10次治疗后治愈25例,显效20例,好转10例,无效2例,有效率达96.5%.结论 调Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑疗效确切,副作用小,安全性高.

  1. Officacy of melasma treated by Q-switch Nd:YAG laser%Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效观察

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    黄义森; 尹锐; 程良金

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察Q开关Nd:YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效.方法:应用Medlite C6激光治疗仪(美国HOYA-ConBio公司生产),波长1064nm,光斑大小6mm,能量2.5~3.5J/cm2,治疗120例黄褐斑患者,每周一次,共治疗10次,观察临床疗效及副作用.结果:120例患者经过治疗后,43例(35.8%)完全消退,68例(56.7%)明显消退,总有效率为92.5%.所有患者均述面部治疗区域皮肤质地较以前更光滑、细腻,无严重不良反应出现.结论:采用MedliteC6 1064nm大光斑、低能量治疗黄褐斑疗效显著、安全,副作用少.

  2. Performance evaluation of ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Tm,Ho:GdVO4 laser

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    Baoquan Yao; Youlun Ju; Yuezhu Wang; Wanjun He

    2008-01-01

    A doubly resonant ZnGeP2 (ZGP) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a novel Tm,Ho:GdVO4 laser was demonstrated. Cryogenic Tm(5 at.-%), Ho(0.5 at.-%):GdVO4 laser with high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of 10 kHz at 2.05 μm was employed as pumping source of ZGP OPO. The 15-mm-long ZGP crystal, 55° cut for I-type phase-matching with low absorption coefficient less than 0.05 cm-1 at 2-μm, was placed in a plano-plano cavity with resonator length of 30 mm. The ZGP OPO generated a total combined output power of 1.2 W at 3.75 and 4.52 μm under pumping power of 5.3 W, corresponding to slope efficiency of 40% from incident 2-μm laser power to mid-infrared (Mid-IR) output. A widely tunable range from 3.0 to 6.5 μm was achieved by changing the crystal angle only 3.5 .

  3. Irradiation of dental enamel with Q-switched lambda = 355-nm laser pulses: surface morphology, fluoride adsorption, and adhesion to composite resin.

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    Wheeler, Cameron R; Fried, Daniel; Featherstone, John D B; Watanabe, Larry G; Le, Charles Q

    2003-01-01

    Lasers can be used to modify the chemical composition of dental enamel to increase the bond strength to restorative materials and to render the mineral phase more resistant to acid dissolution. Previous studies have suggested a synergistic relationship between CO(2) laser irradiation and fluoride treatment on increased resistance to acid dissolution. In this study a near-UV laser operating with lambda = 355-nm laser pulses of 3-5 nanoseconds duration was used to modify the surface morphology of dental enamel to increase the bond strength to restorative materials and increase the uptake of topical fluoride to render the surface more resistant to acid dissolution. We hypothesize that the short UV laser pulses are primarily absorbed by protein and lipid localized between the enamel prisms resulting in removal of intact mineral effectively etching the surface without thermal modification of the mineral phase. Such modification is likely to increase the permeability of the enamel surface and the subsequent absorption of fluoride. In addition, there is an increase in surface roughness without the formation of a layer of loosely adherent, thermally modified enamel that increases the bond strength to composite restorative materials. The surfaces of blocks of bovine enamel, 5 x 5 mm(2), were uniformly irradiated by 355-nm laser pulses and subsequently bonded to composite. The shear bond test was used to assess the bond strength of non-irradiated blocks (negative control), acid etched blocks (positive control), and laser irradiated blocks. The resistance to acid dissolution was evaluated using controlled surface dissolution experiments on irradiated samples, irradiated samples exposed to topical fluoride, and non-irradiated control samples with and without fluoride. The laser surface treatments significantly increased the shear-bond strength of enamel to composite, to a level exceeding 20 MPa which was significantly more than the non-irradiated control samples and significantly less than the acid etch. Laser irradiation alone and topical fluoride application alone did not significantly increase the resistance to acid dissolution. The laser treatment followed by topical application of fluoride significantly increased the resistance to acid dissolution to a level of over 50% versus the control samples. We present a novel method for increasing bond strength to restorative materials and enhancing fluoride delivery to enamel surfaces and shed some light on the underlying mechanisms of caries inhibition via laser treatment and topical application of fluoride. Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  4. Laser diode structures with a saturable absorber for high-energy picosecond optical pulse generation by combined gain-and Q-switching

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    Ryvkin, B. S.; Avrutin, E. A.; Kostamovaara, J. E. K.; Kostamovaara, J. T.

    2017-02-01

    The performance of gain-switched Fabry-Perot asymmetric-waveguide semiconductor lasers with a large equivalent spot size and an intracavity saturable absorber was investigated experimentally and theoretically. The laser with a short (˜20 μm) absorber emitted high-energy afterpulse-free optical pulses in a broad range of injection current pulse amplitudes; optical pulses with a peak power of about 35 W and a duration of about 80 ps at half maximum were achieved with a current pulse with an amplitude of just 8 A and a duration of 1.5 ns. Good quality pulsations were observed in a broad range of elevated temperatures. The introduction of a substantially longer absorber section leads to strong spectral broadening of the output without a significant improvement to pulse energy and peak power.

  5. Solid-state Q-switch laser generating pulsed Bessel beam%全固态调Q激光器产生脉冲Bessel光束

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    王涛; 杜团结; 庄凤江; 吴逢铁

    2014-01-01

    使用连续式输出的砷化镓半导体激光器泵浦的掺钕钒酸钇激光器作为光源,被动式通过轴棱锥产生Bessel光束。在激光谐振腔内加入Cr4+:YAG晶体调Q产生脉冲Bessel光束。理论模拟了1064 nm波长光束经过轴棱锥之后的三维传播图和截面光强分布。通过实验得到了1064 nm波长脉冲Bessel光束的脉冲宽度和脉冲重复率,并计算得到了单脉冲Bessel光束的能量和峰值功率。利用光束分析仪记录了1064 nm波长Bessel光束的截面光强分布,并测量了中心光斑的直径,得到的数据与理论计算基本吻合。%The laser diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser was used as light source, Bessel beam was generated by passively passing through axicon. The pulsed Bessel beam was generated by putting the Cr4+:YAG in the laser resonator. The propagation and cross- section distribution of 1 064 nm Bessel beam were simulated. In experiment, the pulse width and pulse repetition rate of 1 064 nm pulse Bessel beam were obtained, the energy and the peak power of pulsed Bessel beam were calculated. The cross- section intensity distribution of Bessel beam was recorded by the laser beam analysis and the diameter of centre spot was measured. The experimental results agrees well with the simulation.

  6. Treating nevus of Ota using Q-switch alexandrite laser%翠绿宝石激光治疗太田痣96例

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    周捍东; 王小民; 盛宗顺; 安一峰

    2004-01-01

    目的:观察翠绿宝石激光治疗太田痣的效果,找出治疗太田痣合适的能量值.方法:应用PhotoGenicaT10 Q-开关翠绿宝石激光器(波长7 52nm,脉宽45~75ns)对96例太田痣患者进行治疗.结果:采用该疗法可安全去除太田痣,且创伤小,操作简便,无瘢痕等并发症发生,总有效率达96%.结论:Q-开关翠绿宝石激光治疗太田痣具有很好的效果,选择合适的能量值及做好围术期处理是成功治疗太田痣的关键.

  7. 调Q Alexandrite激光治疗522例太田痣%Q-switched Alexandrite laser therapy in 522 patients with nevus of Ota

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    卢忠; 方丽华; 焦圣; 黄雯; 陈军庞; 王侠生

    2002-01-01

    为评价调Q Alexandrite激光对太田痣的疗效,对522例患者进行了2次以上治疗.结果:522例患者中,无1例有疤痕形成.疗效随次数的增加而提高;治疗间隔5~6个月较为合理;睑、颞部的疗效逊于其他部位;多因素分析中,次数、剂量、间隔具有显著意义.研究表明,调Q Alexandrite激光能无创伤地治愈太田痣.

  8. Q开关Nd:YAG激光脱毛效果的动物实验研究%Hair Removal Effect with Q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser

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    王克玉; 李春阳; 郭淑兰

    2000-01-01

    为探讨激光脱毛的效果及碳霜在激光脱毛中的作用,采用外涂碳霜与Nd:YAG激光照射,对豚鼠进行脱毛效果的观察,发现外涂碳霜对组织病理改变和毛发再生均无影响.实验结果表明,Q开关Nd:YAG激光脱毛是一种安全有效的治疗方法,脱毛效果与照射剂量有关,高于阈值3~4倍剂量的激光照射脱毛效果较好.

  9. Low-Cost Real-Time Gas Monitoring Using a Laser Plasma Induced by a Third Harmonic Q-Switched Nd-YAG Laser

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    Syahrun Nur Abdulmadjid

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available A gas plasma induced by a third harmonic Nd-YAG laser with relatively low pulsed energy (about 10 mJ has favorable characteristics for gas analysis due to its low background characteristics, nevertheless a high power fundamental Nd-YAG laser (100-200 mJ is widely used for laser gas breakdown spectroscopy. The air plasma can be used as a low-cost real-time gas monitoring system such that it can be used to detect the local absolute humidity, while a helium plasma can be used for gas analysis with a high level of sensitivity. A new technique using a helium plasma to improve laser ablation emission spectroscopy is proposed. Namely, the third harmonic Nd-YAG laser is focused at a point located some distance from the target in the 1-atm helium surrounding gas. By using this method, the ablated vapor from the target is excited through helium atoms in a metastable state in the helium plasma.

  10. Q开关紫翠宝石激光与Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合治疗太田痣450例%Combination of Q-switched alexandrite laser and Q-switched Nd:YAG laer treatment of 450 nevus of ota

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    吴东辉; 谭军; 钟茜

    2006-01-01

    目的观察Q开关紫翠宝石激光与Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合治疗太田痣的临床效果.方法运用Q开关紫翠宝石激光和Q开关Nd:YAG激光对450例患者进行治疗.结果经过2~11次治疗后,优效367例(81.6%),良效54例(12.0%),改善29例(6.4%),副作用轻微.结论 Q开关紫翠宝石激光与Q开关Nd:YAG激光联合治疗太田痣安全、有效.

  11. Application of Q-switched Alexandrite Laser in Tattoo Removal%调Q开关紫翠宝石激光器在文身治疗中的应用

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    王宏伟; 王家璧; 文世骏

    1999-01-01

    @@ 文身系用颜料在人体皮肤上刺出花纹或图形等,常永久存在而不消失.所用颜料最多的是黑墨,通常为青黑色.文身的英文单词tattoo源于玻里尼西亚语tatu,意为外伤事件或显示意志获得的皮肤色素颗粒.

  12. 平帽式调Q激光联合左旋V-C导入治疗黄褐斑的疗效观察%The efficacy of combined flat hat Q-switched laser with L-VC on melasma

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    蔡云霞; 李凌云; 蒋欣

    2015-01-01

    目的 观察平帽式调Q激光联合左旋V-C导入治疗黄褐斑的临床疗效.方法 随机选择2012年1月~2013年4月在我科接受治疗的黄褐斑患者30例,应用韩国LUTRONIC公司S8调Q激光联合左旋V-C导入治疗5个月.结果 30例患者中,基本治愈7例,显效14例,好转9例,总有效率70%.结论 平帽式调Q激光联合左旋V-C导入治疗黄褐斑的疗效确切、安全,适合临床推广应用.

  13. Efficacy of 1064nm Q-switched laser in treatment of melasma%Q-开关1064nm激光治疗黄褐斑临床疗效观察

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    麦跃; 周敏; 彭双发; 杨国泉; 李娟

    2008-01-01

    目的 总结应用Q-开关激光治疗黄褐斑的效果和经验.方法 应用Medlite C6 Q-开关激光,以1064nm波长,6~8mm光斑照射面部,1次/W,10~15次为总疗程.结果 治疗92例,基本治愈38例(41.3%),显效42例(45.7%),好转12例(13.O%),总有效率为87.0%,患者耐受性好,无明显副作用.结论 Medlite C6Q-开关激光治疗黄褐斑安全有效,可为黄褐斑治疗提供一种新手段.

  14. Research on Self-Q-switch Laser with Internal Lens in Plano-plano Resonator%内置透镜平平腔自调Q激光器的特性研究

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    周涛

    2005-01-01

    文章在Cr4+∶ Nd3+∶ YAG自调Q激光器中,实验验证了内置透镜平平腔组成的等效腔具有比普通平凹腔更高的稳定性,并给出相应理论解释;实验中还观察到在泵浦功率增加时,输出功率、重复频率呈现极值特性和单脉冲能量增加近两倍等特殊实验现象.本文通过理论分析指出,引起基模光束半径和泵浦速率的动态变化主要影响因素是晶体内热透镜效应,且可通过调节腔长、内置透镜的位置等方式改变输出激光的重频、能量特性.这说明在自调Q激光器方面,内置透镜平平腔比普通平凹腔具有更大的设计灵活性.

  15. Double-control Driver in New Model of Acousto-optic Q-switched All-solid-state Green Laser%声光调Q全固态绿光激光器中的双控驱动电路

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    梁喆; 霍玉晶; 何淑芳; 潘志文

    2007-01-01

    研制出新型双控声光驱动器,能够同步控制声光Q开关和LD抽运源的工作时间,并具有10W以上的输出功率及15ns(1个声光驱动射频周期)内的调Q开关时间.应用该驱动器的全固态调Q绿光激光器的能耗减少50%以上,温升减少10℃以上,热稳定时间减少到22%,用1W的LD抽运,得到了脉宽14.5ns、峰值功率lkW的无寄生脉冲绿激光输出.

  16. Efficacy of great spot low energy Q switch Nd ∶ YAG laser on melasma%大光斑低能量调Q开关Nd∶YAG激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效

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    潘虹; 宋为民; 沈静; 郑涵; 周梦云; 胡玲玲; 郭波; 许爱娥

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨大光斑低能量调Q开关Nd:YAG 1064 nm激光治疗黄褐斑的疗效和安全性.方法 对45例黄褐斑患者,使用大光斑低能量调Q开关Nd:YAG 1064 nm激光治疗,每周1次,每例患者治疗11~20次,分别于治疗前、治疗5周、10周以及治疗完成时,进行患者自评疗效、医师评价以及皮肤多功能测试仪检测皮肤黑素指数和经皮水分丢失评价.结果 黄褐斑皮损区激光治疗5周、10周、完成时黑素指数较治疗前均有显著性减少,正常皮肤区治疗前后无差异;治疗5次、10次和完成时经皮水分较治疗前均有显著性增高,治疗后患者的皮肤光滑、细腻、毛孔缩小、更有弹性.治疗效果评价:基本治愈8例(17.78%),显效25例(55.56%),好转11例(24.44%),无效1例(2 22%),有效率为73.33%.结论 大光斑低能量调Q开关1064 nm激光治疗黄褐斑疗效确切,副作用小,安全性高.%Objective To clarify the effectiveness of QS Nd ∶ YAG laser on melasma in Chinese patients.Methods A group (n=45) of patients previously diagnosed as facial melasma were treated with QS Nd ∶ YAG laser at approximately 1 week intervals.Eleven to twenty treatments were per formed for each patient.The treatment efficacy of QS Nd ∶ YAG laser was evaluated by patients and doctors,respectively,at various time point such as before treatment,5 weeks and 10 weeks after treatment and end of the treatment.The skin melanin index and the transepidermal water loss were e valuated by the skin multifunction tester at different time point,respectively.Results Compared with untreated,the melanin index of melasma areas decreased significantly after the laser treatment for 5 weeks,10 weeks and the end of treatment.But there was no significant difference in the melanin index of normal skin areas with or without laser treatment.Compared with untreated,the transpidermal water loss of melasma areas increased significantly after the laser treatment for 5 weeks,10 weeks and end of treatment.The patients' skin became smooth,delicate,pores shrink and more flexible.In 45 melasma patients treated by QS Nd ∶ YAG laser,8 cases basically cured (17.78 %),25 cases were markedly effective (55.56 %),12 cases improved (24.44 %) and only 1 case was uneffective (2.22 %).Theoverall effective rate was 73.33 %.Conclnsions QSNd∶ YAG laser is a useful treatment modality for Chinese women who have melasma with precise efficacy,less side effects and high safety.

  17. Q开关Nd∶YAG固体激光治疗颧部褐青色痣的疗效%Effect of Q Switch Nd∶YAG solid laser in treatment of naevus fusco-caerulens zygomaticus

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    彭晓云; 颜小武; 袁星; 李欣松

    2002-01-01

    目的观察Q开关Nd∶YAG 1 064 nm波长激光治疗颧部褐青色痣的效果.方法选择1 064 nm波长激光治疗颧部褐青色痣49例,每次治疗间隔3个月.结果 32例治疗3次,17例治疗4次,最后1次治疗后3个月复查均痊愈,总治愈率为100 %.所有病例第1次治疗后色素均有加深,以后随着次数增加,皮损颜色也逐渐减轻,未见色素脱失等并发症.结论 Q开关Nd∶YAG 1 064 nm波长激光治疗颧部褐青色痣效果好、安全可靠,是该病的最佳治疗手段.

  18. Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗颧部褐青色痣疗效分析%Therapeutic effect of Q - switched alexandrite laser in treatment of Zygomaticofacial naevus fuscoceruleus

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    何黎; 邹勇莉; 刘玲; 农样; 王红兵

    2003-01-01

    为了探讨Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗颧部褐青色痣疗效,运用维纳斯激光机对63例患者进行局部治疗,观察疗效.经过1~4次治疗后,痊愈36例,显效18例,有效5例,治愈率达57.14%,有效率85.71%,其中无1例留下瘢痕,为目前治疗颧部褐青色痣的一种安全、有效的方法.

  19. 调Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗褐青色痣疗效分析%Analysis on Efficacy of Q Switched Alexandrite Laser in Treating Naevus Fuscocaerules

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    李永红; 赵晓燕; 张启国; 林维嘉

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗褐青色痣的临床疗效和不良反应方法 褐青色痣患者140例,采用调Q开关紫翠宝石激光,波长755 nm,光斑直径2~3 mm,脉冲宽度50 ~ 200 ns,脉冲频率1~ 10 Hz,能量密度5~8 J/cm2,对褐青色痣进行治疗,观察治疗的疗效、治疗次数与疗效的关系.结果 140例患者在合适的能量密度、光斑、脉冲宽度下,经过1~5次及5次以上治疗,有效率分别为25.0%、49.2%、80.6%、88.6%、100.0%,治疗3次及3次以上有效率高于3次以下治疗有效率,差异具有显著意义(P<0.05),显示疗效与治疗次数呈正相关.总体不良反应发生率6.4%.结论 Q开关紫翠宝石激光治疗褐青色痣,疗效显著,不良反应小,是一种安全、可靠的治疗方法.

  20. Q开关激光治疗颧部褐青色痣170例疗效分析%The analysis of therapertic effect in 170 cases of naevus fuscocaeruleus zygomaticus treated with Q-switched laser

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    黎咏璇; 陈平; 刘必来; 黎宝苗

    2007-01-01

    目的 观察Q开关激光治疗颧部褐青色痣的效果,分析影响疗效的因素.方法 采用美国COHERENT公司生产的Versapulse波长激光器中的Nd:YAG 1064nm波长,能量密度3.0~6.5J/cm2;翠绿宝石755 nm波长,能量密度3.0~6.0 J/cm2;倍频Nd:YAG 532 nm波长,能量密度1.6~2.8 J/cm2.光斑直径2~4 mm.分别治疗2~6次,间隔时间3~12个月,根据治疗前后的照片判定疗效,标准分为Ⅳ级.结果 170例患者中,治愈56例,占33%,显效65例,有效49例,总有效率100%.随访6个月至5年,除13例患者出现短期的色素加深外,170例患者病灶色素消失,无瘢痕遗留及复发.结论 Q开关激光治疗颧部褐青色痣安全有效.