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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3356–3361

A 108W, 500 kHz Q-switching Nd:YVO4 laser with the MOPA configuration

Xingpeng Yan, Qiang Liu, Xing Fu, Yunxiang Wang, Lei Huang, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3356-3361 (2008)

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A high power, dual-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with a MOPA configuration was stably Q-switched at repetition rate up to 500 kHz. The thermally bonded Nd:YVO4 crystal was used in our experiment. In acousto-optically Q-switching operation at repetition rate of 500 kHz, 35 W average power was produced by the oscillator, with optical-optical efficiency of 41.7%. 108 W average power was obtained by a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration including two amplifier stages, corresponding to the total optical-optical efficiency of 42.2%. The pulse duration was 48 ns, with a stability of pulse peak value <2.5%. The beam quality was better than two-times diffraction-limit (M2 x =1.99, M2 y =1.76).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2008
Published: February 27, 2008

Xingpeng Yan, Qiang Liu, Xing Fu, Yunxiang Wang, Lei Huang, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong, "A 108 W, 500 kHz Q-switching Nd:YVO4 laser with the MOPA configuration," Opt. Express 16, 3356-3361 (2008)

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