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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7923–7928

106.5 W high beam quality diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1123 nm

Li Chaoyang, Bo Yong, Yang Feng, Wang Zhichao, Xu Yiting, Wang Yuanbin, Gao Hongwei, Peng Qinjun, Cui Dafu, and Xu Zuyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7923-7928 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.007923


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Abstract

We demonstrate a diode-side-pumped continuous wave (CW) Nd:YAG laser at 1123 nm with over 100 W’s output power and good beam quality. The resonator adopts convex-convex structure working in a thermally near unstable cavity. By precise coating design a single 1123 nm wavelength is delivered. Under the pumped power of 870 W, an output power of 106.5 W is obtained, corresponding to an optical-optical conversion efficiency of 12.2%. The beam quality of M2 factor is measured to be 5.6. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest output power with good beam quality for 1123 nm CW Nd:YAG laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Citation
Li Chaoyang, Bo Yong, Yang Feng, Wang Zhichao, Xu Yiting, Wang Yuanbin, Gao Hongwei, Peng Qinjun, Cui Dafu, and Xu Zuyan, "106.5 W high beam quality diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1123 nm," Opt. Express 18, 7923-7928 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-7923


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