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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2010
  • pp: 4576–4580

Compact high-efficiency 100-W-level diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser with linearly polarized TEM 00 mode output

Yi-Ting Xu, Jia-Lin Xu, Ya-Ding Guo, Feng-Tu Yang, Yan-Zhong Chen, Jian Xu, Shi-Yong Xie, Yong Bo, Qin-Jun Peng, Dafu Cui, and Zu-Yan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 24, pp. 4576-4580 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.004576


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Abstract

We present a compact high-efficiency and high-average-power diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser oscillator operated with a linearly polarized fundamental mode. The oscillator resonator is based on an L-shaped convex–convex cavity with an improved module and a dual-rod configuration for birefringence compensation. Under a pump power of 344 W , a linearly polarized average output power of 101.4 W at 1064 nm is obtained, which corresponds to an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 29.4%. The laser is operated at a repetition rate of 400 Hz with a beam quality factor of M 2 = 1.14 . To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest optical-to-optical efficiency for a side-pumped TEM 00 Nd:YAG rod laser oscillator with a 100-W-level output ever reported.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2010
Published: August 16, 2010

Citation
Yi-Ting Xu, Jia-Lin Xu, Ya-Ding Guo, Feng-Tu Yang, Yan-Zhong Chen, Jian Xu, Shi-Yong Xie, Yong Bo, Qin-Jun Peng, Dafu Cui, and Zu-Yan Xu, "Compact high-efficiency 100-W-level diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser with linearly polarized TEM00 mode output," Appl. Opt. 49, 4576-4580 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-24-4576

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