EPJ Web of Conferences
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (non-reviewed)
We present a cavity-dumped Q-switched Alexandrite laser for LIDAR applications under CW double-pass diode pumping. A record pulse energy of >500 𝜇J was achieved at 755 nm, 2.8 ns and 5 kHz. Furthermore, efficient laser operation at 10 – 20 kHz repetition rates is demonstrated for the first time.