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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1999
  • pp: 5158–5161

Simultaneous multiple-wavelength cw lasing in laser-diode-pumped composite rods of Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF

Jie Song, Deyuan Shen, Anping Liu, Cheng Li, Nam Seong Kim, and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5158-5161 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.005158


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Abstract

Simultaneous multiple-wavelength cw laser operations were achieved in two types of composite laser rod composed of Nd3+:YAG and Nd3+:YLF crystals, which were laser diode (LD) pumped within a single virtual-point-source cavity. As much as 30 W of total output at 1064- and 1047-nm wavelengths was obtained under 150-W LD input power, with approximately 25% from the 1047-nm wavelength. Different bonding methods were compared, showing that the use of an optical adhesive is effective and presents no deterioration at low and middle power levels. Simultaneous multiple-wavelength operation at 1064- and 1053-nm wavelengths was also studied.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 1999
Published: August 20, 1999

Citation
Jie Song, Deyuan Shen, Anping Liu, Cheng Li, Nam Seong Kim, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Simultaneous multiple-wavelength cw lasing in laser-diode-pumped composite rods of Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF," Appl. Opt. 38, 5158-5161 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-24-5158


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