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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 081403–

Efficient and compact diode-end-pumped conductively cooled Q-switched Nd:YLF laser operating at 527 nm

Tingting Lu, Juntao Wang, Minjie Huang, Dan Liu, and Xiaolei Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 8, pp. 081403- (2012)


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Abstract

A novel, compact diode-end-pumped conductively cooled Q-switched Nd:YLF laser is developed. A diode-end-pumped pair of Nd:YLF slabs and an intracavity-frequency-doubled configuration are adopted to increase conversion efficiency. Using 49.8-mJ incident pump pulse energy at 500-Hz repetition rate, the laser obtains 11-mJ pulse energy and 5.5-W average output power at 527-nm wavelength, achieving an optical-optical conversion efficiency of 22%. The pulsewidth is less than 15 ns, and the beam quality factors are M2x=1.28 and M2y=1.12.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Tingting Lu, Juntao Wang, Minjie Huang, Dan Liu, and Xiaolei Zhu, "Efficient and compact diode-end-pumped conductively cooled Q-switched Nd:YLF laser operating at 527 nm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 081403- (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-10-8-081403

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