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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1605–1619

High-power single-mode solid-state laser with a short, wide unstable cavity

Dmitrii Kouznetsov, Jean-François Bisson, Kazunori Takaichi, and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1605-1619 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.001605


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Abstract

A wide, short unstable cavity laser design is proposed for high-power, single-longitudinal, single-transverse-mode emission from a solid-state laser. Such a laser combines the single-mode master oscillator and the single-mode amplifier in a single piece. Design formulas are suggested; the efficiency and conditions of the single-longitudinal-mode operation are analyzed. Examples with Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG are considered. For a device of a few millimeters wide, the slope efficiency of approximately 50% and the threshold of a few watts are predicted.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Dmitrii Kouznetsov, Jean-François Bisson, Kazunori Takaichi, and Ken-ichi Ueda, "High-power single-mode solid-state laser with a short, wide unstable cavity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1605-1619 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-8-1605


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