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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2007
  • pp: 384–388

Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser

Zhu Haiyong, Zhang Ge, Huang Chenghui, Wei Yong, Huang Lingxiong, Chen Jing, Chen Weidong, and Chen Zhenqiang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 384-388 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000384


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Abstract

A diode-side-pumped high-power 1319 nm single-wavelength Nd:YAG continuous wave (cw) laser is described. Through reasonable coating design of the cavity mirrors, the 1064 nm strongest line as well as the 1338 nm one have been successfully suppressed. The laser output powers corresponding to four groups of different output couplers operating at 1319 nm single wavelength have been compared. The output coupler with the transmission T = 5.3 % has the highest output power, and a 131 W cw output power was achieved at the pumping power of 555 W . The optical–optical conversion efficiency is 23.6%, and the slope efficiency is 46%. The output power is higher than the total output power of the dual-wavelength laser operating at 1319 nm and 1338 nm in the experiment.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2006
Published: January 4, 2007

Citation
Zhu Haiyong, Zhang Ge, Huang Chenghui, Wei Yong, Huang Lingxiong, Chen Jing, Chen Weidong, and Chen Zhenqiang, "Diode-side-pumped 131 W, 1319 nm single-wavelength cw Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 46, 384-388 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-3-384


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