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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11409–11414

Efficient high-peak-power AlGaInAs eye-safe wavelength disk laser with optical in-well pumping

H. L. Chang, S. C. Huang, Yi-Fan Chen, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11409-11414 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011409


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Abstract

We have demonstrated an efficient high-peak-power AlGaInAs eye-safe wavelength disk laser at 1555 nm. The quantum defect and the thermal load are significantly reduced by pumping the quantum well directly. The overall conversion efficiency is enhanced over three times compared with the barrier pumping method. With a pump peak power of 3.7 kW, an output peak power of 0.52 kW is generated at a pulse repetition rate of 20 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2009
Published: June 23, 2009

Citation
H. L. Chang, S. C. Huang, Yi-Fan Chen, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, and K. F. Huang, "Efficient high-peak-power AlGaInAs eye-safe wavelength disk laser with optical in-well pumping," Opt. Express 17, 11409-11414 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11409


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