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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2004
  • pp: 3732–3737

Diode-pumped 100-W green Nd:YAG rod laser

Jonghoon Yi, Hee-Jong Moon, and Jongmin Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 18, pp. 3732-3737 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003732


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Abstract

We developed a diode-pumped high-average-power Nd:YAG green laser. By use of a monolithic diffusive reflector having three slits and a rod with low doping concentration, uniform distribution of excited Nd ions could be achieved. Uniform distribution in the rod reduced thermal birefringence. We employed a Z-shaped cavity to have a constant beam size at the frequency-doubling crystal independent of thermal lensing in the rod. The pulse width and green power dependence on the pump power were analyzed. A maximum green power of 101 W was obtained when the total pump power was 398 W. The optical-to-optical conversion efficiency was as high as 25.4%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2004
Published: June 20, 2004

Citation
Jonghoon Yi, Hee-Jong Moon, and Jongmin Lee, "Diode-pumped 100-W green Nd:YAG rod laser," Appl. Opt. 43, 3732-3737 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-18-3732

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