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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 894–897

Efficient high-quality picosecond Nd:YVO4bounce laser system

Takaharu Yoshino, Hiroki Seki, Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 894-897 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.000894


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Abstract

A high-average-power, high-beam-quality picosecond laser is presented that is based on CW diode side-pumped Nd:YVO4 thin-slab amplifiers having a bounce geometry. More than 65 W of output power with a beam quality of M2≈1.3 is obtained at an optical–optical efficiency of 46%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Citation
Takaharu Yoshino, Hiroki Seki, Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, and Takashige Omatsu, "Efficient high-quality picosecond Nd:YVO4bounce laser system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 894-897 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-4-894

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