OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4693–4697

180 mJ, long-pulse-duration, master-oscillator power amplifier with linewidth less than 25.6 kHz for laser guide stars

Chunhua Wang, Xiang Zhang, Zhibin Ye, Chong Liu, and Jun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 19, pp. 4693-4697 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (514 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A high-energy single-frequency hundred-microsecond long-pulse solid-state laser is demonstrated, which features an electro-optically modulated seed laser and two-stage double-passed pulse-pumped solid-state laser rod amplifier. Laser output with energy of 180 mJ, repetition rate of 50 Hz, and pulse width of 150 μs is achieved. The laser linewidth is measured to be less than 25.52 kHz by a fiber delay self-heterodyne method. In addition, a closed-loop controlling system is adopted to lock the center wavelength. No relaxation oscillation spikes appear in the pulse temporal profile, which is beneficial for further amplification.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published: June 27, 2013

Chunhua Wang, Xiang Zhang, Zhibin Ye, Chong Liu, and Jun Chen, "180 mJ, long-pulse-duration, master-oscillator power amplifier with linewidth less than 25.6 kHz for laser guide stars," Appl. Opt. 52, 4693-4697 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. F. E. Hovis, J. Edelman, and T. Schum, “Recent progress on single frequency lasers for space and high altitude aircraft applications,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68710E (2008). [CrossRef]
  2. T. Y. Fan, “Laser beam combining for high-power, high-radiance sources,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 567–577 (2005). [CrossRef]
  3. J. Harrison, A. Finch, and J. H. Flint, “Broad-band rapid tuning of a single-frequency diode-pumped neodymium laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1123–1130 (1992). [CrossRef]
  4. K. Takeno, T. Ozeki, and S. Moriwaki, “100 W, single-frequency operation of an injection-locked Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 30, 2110–2112 (2005). [CrossRef]
  5. M. Frede, B. Schulz, and R. Wilhelm, “Fundamental mode, single-frequency laser amplifier for gravitational wave detectors,” Opt. Express 15, 459–465 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. Y. Isyanova and P. F. Moulton, “Single-frequency, 55 W average power, 1 kHz pulse rate Nd:YLF MOPA system,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CTuD7.
  7. H. Friedman, K. Avicola, and H. Bissinger, “Laser guide-star measurements at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,” Proc. SPIE 1920, 52–60 (1993). [CrossRef]
  8. R. Dekany, V. Velur, H. Petrie, M. Troy, C. Shelton, T. Troung, J. Roberts, G. Brack, T. Trinh, S. Bikkannavar, S. Guiwitz, J. Angione, F. Shi, and E. Kibblewhit, “Laser guide star adaptive optics on the 5.1 meter telescope at palomar observatory,” in AMOS Technical Conference Proceedings (2005), pp. 1–9.
  9. C. Denman, P. Hillman, and G. Moore, “Realization of a 50-watt facility-class sodium guide star pump laser,” Proc. SPIE 5707, 46–49 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. N. Sawruk, I. Lee, and M. Jalali, “System overview of 30 W and 55 W sodium guidestar laser systems,” Proc. SPIE 7736, 77361Y (2010). [CrossRef]
  11. Y. Liu, B. S. Wang, and S. Y. Xie, “High-power narrow-linewidth quasi-CW diode-pumped TEM00 1064 nm Nd:YAGz ring laser,” Appl. Opt. 51, C27–C31 (2012). [CrossRef]
  12. M. J. Yarrow, J. W. Kim, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power, long pulse duration, single-frequency Nd:YVO4 master-oscillator power-amplifier,” Opt. Commun. 270, 361–367 (2007). [CrossRef]
  13. C. C. Davis, Lasers and Electro-optics: Fundamentals and Engineering (Cambridge University, 1996).
  14. S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, “80 W cw TEM00 1064 nm beam generation by use of a laser-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 2650–2651 (1997). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited