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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C27–C31

High-power narrow-linewidth quasi-CW diode-pumped TEM00 1064 nm Nd:YAG ring laser

Yuan Liu, Bao-shan Wang, Shi-yong Xie, Yong Bo, Peng-yuan Wang, Jun-wei Zuo, Yi-ting Xu, Jia-lin Xu, Qin-jun Peng, Da-fu Cui, and Zu-yan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C27-C31 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000C27


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Abstract

We demonstrated a high average power, narrow-linewidth, quasi-CW diode-pumped Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality. A symmetrical three-mirror ring cavity with unidirectional operation elements and an etalon was employed to realize the narrow-linewidth laser output. Two highly efficient laser modules and a 90° quartz rotator for birefringence compensation were used for the high output power. The maximum average output power of 62.5 W with the beam quality factor M2 of 1.15 was achieved under a pump power of 216 W at a repetition rate of 500 Hz, corresponding to the optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 28.9%. The linewidth of the laser at the maximum output power was measured to be less than 0.2 GHz.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2012
Published: March 19, 2012

Citation
Yuan Liu, Bao-shan Wang, Shi-yong Xie, Yong Bo, Peng-yuan Wang, Jun-wei Zuo, Yi-ting Xu, Jia-lin Xu, Qin-jun Peng, Da-fu Cui, and Zu-yan Xu, "High-power narrow-linewidth quasi-CW diode-pumped TEM00 1064 nm Nd:YAG ring laser," Appl. Opt. 51, C27-C31 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C27


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