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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1999
  • pp: 5761–5764

Efficient operation of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser on the low-gain 1123-nm line

Nicholas Moore, W. Andrew Clarkson, David C. Hanna, Stefan Lehmann, and Jens Bösenberg  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 27, pp. 5761-5764 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.005761


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Abstract

Efficient operation of a Nd:YAG laser on the low-gain 1123-nm transition by end pumping with the reshaped output from a 7-W diode bar is reported. Using a simple standing-wave laser configuration and pumping with 5.6 W of incident power yielded a laser output power of 1.7 W in a near-diffraction-limited TEM00 mode with a beam quality factor of M2 ≲ 1.1. A unidirectional single-frequency ring laser was also constructed, yielding 180 mW of single-frequency output. The prospects for further increase in power by optimization of the resonator design are discussed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 1999
Published: September 20, 1999

Citation
Nicholas Moore, W. Andrew Clarkson, David C. Hanna, Stefan Lehmann, and Jens Bösenberg, "Efficient operation of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser on the low-gain 1123-nm line," Appl. Opt. 38, 5761-5764 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-27-5761

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