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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26261–26268

High-power tunable single- and multi-wavelength diode-pumped Nd:YAP laser in the 4F3/24I11/2 transition

Y. S. Tzeng, Y. J. Huang, C. Y. Tang, K. W. Su, W. D. Chen, G. Zhang, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26261-26268 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.026261


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Abstract

We experimentally explore the fluorescent spectrum of the Nd:YAP crystal to manifest the feasibility of tunable single- and multi-wavelength operations in the 4F3/24I11/2 transition. An intracavity etalon is subsequently exploited to effectively select spectral lines at 1073, 1080, and 1084 nm with the tunabilities of 0.56, 1.13, and 0.1 nm, respectively. We also experimentally obtain multi-wavelength oscillations among various intermanifold lines in the Nd:YAP crystal with the output powers on the order of several watts for each group. Employing the Cr4+:YAG crystal to realize the passively Q-switched operation, the maximum average output powers as high as 2.3 and 3.5 W for 1073 and 1080 nm are obtained. The corresponding pulse energies at 1073 and 1080 nm are up to 177 and 159 μJ, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(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
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2013
Published: October 25, 2013

Citation
Y. S. Tzeng, Y. J. Huang, C. Y. Tang, K. W. Su, W. D. Chen, G. Zhang, and Y. F. Chen, "High-power tunable single- and multi-wavelength diode-pumped Nd:YAP laser in the 4F3/24I11/2 transition," Opt. Express 21, 26261-26268 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-26261


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