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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1061–1065

Compact multipass Nd : YVO 4 slab laser amplifier based on a hybrid resonator

Zhe Ma, Daijun Li, Peng Shi, Peixin Hu, Nianle Wu, and Keming Du  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 1061-1065 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001061


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Abstract

The design of a diode stack end-pumped multipass Nd : YVO 4 slab laser amplifier based on a stable and off-axis positive-branch confocal unstable hybrid resonator was demonstrated. Without the use of active switching elements, the hybrid resonator of the amplifier permits high multipass amplification of Q-switched laser beams in a compact package. The pulse energy of 3.8 mJ and pulse width of 5 ns was obtained at a repetition of 1 kHz with the amplification factor of 11. In cw operation, the maximum output power of 35.2 W was obtained by amplifying the seeder power of 4 W . The beam propagation factor M 2 in both the cw and pulse models was under 1.3.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Citation
Zhe Ma, Daijun Li, Peng Shi, Peixin Hu, Nianle Wu, and Keming Du, "Compact multipass Nd:YVO4 slab laser amplifier based on a hybrid resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1061-1065 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-5-1061

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