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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 071402–

Laser-diode-pumped zigzag slab Nd:YAG master oscillator power amplifier

Shiguang Li, Xiuhua Ma, Huanhuan Li, Feng Li, Xiaolei Zhu, and Weibiao Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 071402- (2013)


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Abstract

A high-repetition rate master oscillator power amplifier pumped with laser diodes (LDs) is reported. An injection seeding single-frequency electro-optical Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is used as an oscillator, and a conductively cooled Nd:YAG zigzag slab with a bounce-pumped architecture is utilized as a power amplifier. Pulse energies of over 800 mJ at 1 064 nm and 400 mJ at 532 nm, corresponding to average powers of 200 and 100W, respectively, are achieved with a 12.6-ns pulse width at 250 Hz. Output frequency fluctuations and single-frequency operation are further monitored. Experimental results reveal that the proposed system, which features a single-pass amplified configuration, is a promising design for space-based applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Shiguang Li, Xiuhua Ma, Huanhuan Li, Feng Li, Xiaolei Zhu, and Weibiao Chen, "Laser-diode-pumped zigzag slab Nd:YAG master oscillator power amplifier," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 071402- (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-11-7-071402


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