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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2006
  • pp: 8338–8345

Continuous-wave laser characteristics of a Nd3+:LaB3O6 cleavage microchip and the influence of thermal effects

Yujin Chen, Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Qiguang Tan, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 32, pp. 8338-8345 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008338


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Abstract

With pumping by a Ti:sapphire laser, the cw laser characteristic of a 5.6 at.  % , 0.5 mm thick Nd 3 + : LaB 3 O 6 cleavage microchip in an end-pumped plano–plano resonator is researched. A slope efficiency of up to 49% and a maximum output power of 530 mW are obtained at an absorbed pump power of 1.16 W and an optimal output coupler transmission of 3.2%. Choppers with different duty cycles are used to change the thermal effects in the microchip, and the influences of thermal effects on the laser characteristics of the Nd 3 + : LaB 3 O 6 cleavage microchip are investigated.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2006

Citation
Yujin Chen, Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Qiguang Tan, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Continuous-wave laser characteristics of a Nd3+:LaB3O6 cleavage microchip and the influence of thermal effects," Appl. Opt. 45, 8338-8345 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-32-8338


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