Efficient pulsed room-temperature laser emission at 946 nm is obtained from a Nd:YAG rod pumped by a Ti-doped sapphire laser in the free-running mode. Three bonded YAG rods of 3-mm diameter with different Nd concentrations and active lengths were tested. A maximum output energy of 83.5 mJ at 3 Hz was obtained with a slope efficiency of 32.3% in an end-pumping configuration.
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Yves Lutz, Olivier Musset, Jean Pierre Boquillon, and Antoine Hirth, "Efficient Pulsed 946-nm Laser Emission from Nd:YAG Pumped by a Titanium-Doped Sapphire Laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 3286-3289 (1998)