Power-scaling MEMS Q-switched solid-state lasers
Ralf M. Bauer, Walter Lubeigt, Ran Li, Deepak Uttamchandani
University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Caspar Clark, Euan McBrearty
Helia Photonics Ltd, United Kingdom
Initial steps towards power-scaling solid-state lasers Q-switched by intra-cavity scanning MEMS are reported. Using a micromirror with a low-stress dielectric coating resulted in a x5 increase of the pulse energy with cavity-limited pulse durations.