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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1999
  • pp: 1767–1771

Multiwavelength output from a Nd:YAG/Cr:LiSAF hybrid laser

Phillip P. Lin, Manvel A. Andriasyan, Barry A. Swartz, Ned Witherspoon, and John H. Holloway, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1767-1771 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.001767


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Abstract

A prototype solid-state, multispectral hybrid laser has been designed and tested. The laser provides simultaneous outputs at several wavelengths. The hybrid-laser concept is based on the efficient use of flash-lamp-pump energy distributed between two complementary lasing materials, Nd:YAG and Cr:LiSAF, that share the same pump cavity. The prototype Q-switched hybrid laser provides dual-fundamental-wavelength output at 850 and 1064 nm as well as frequency-doubled output at 532 nm. The laser achieved 3.6% slope efficiency (combined) in free-running operation and 2.4% when Q switched. Higher efficiencies can be obtained with improvements in laser crystal quality and pump cavity configuration.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 1998
Published: March 20, 1999

Citation
Phillip P. Lin, Manvel A. Andriasyan, Barry A. Swartz, Ned Witherspoon, and John H. Holloway, "Multiwavelength output from a Nd:YAG/Cr:LiSAF hybrid laser," Appl. Opt. 38, 1767-1771 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-9-1767

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