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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 514–517

Performance of a neodymium yttrium aluminum borate green laser pumped with a fiber-coupled laser diode

Yung-Fu Chen, Shing-Chung Wang, Ching-Fen Kao, and Ting-Ming Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 514-517 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000514


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Abstract

Using a space-dependent rate-equation model and considering the effect of pump beam quality, the optimum pump condition for a fiber-coupled diode end-pumped neodymium yttrium aluminum borate laser has been determined. Under optimum pump conditions, greater than 10% optical-to-optical conversion efficiency was obtained when the laser was pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode with good beam quality. The influence of pump beam quality on the conversion efficiency is also discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Citation
Yung-Fu Chen, Shing-Chung Wang, Ching-Fen Kao, and Ting-Ming Huang, "Performance of a neodymium yttrium aluminum borate green laser pumped with a fiber-coupled laser diode," Appl. Opt. 37, 514-517 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-3-514


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