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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2003
  • pp: 1149–1155

Medium-power diode-pumped Nd:BaY2F8 laser

Antonio Agnesi, Annalisa Guandalini, Andrea Lucca, Elisa Sani, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli, and Stefano Dell’Acqua  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 1149-1155 (2003)

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We report what is to our knowledge the first Nd:BaY2F8 (Nd:BaYF) laser pumped with a multiwatt fiber-coupled diode array tuned at ≈804 nm. As much as 2.4 W were obtained with 6.2 W of absorbed pump power, showing efficient operation (51% slope efficiency), excellent beam quality (M2=1.1), and weak thermal lensing. Small intracavity losses (<1%) were measured, indicating both reduced thermally induced aberrations and good optical quality of the laser crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003

Antonio Agnesi, Annalisa Guandalini, Andrea Lucca, Elisa Sani, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli, and Stefano Dell'Acqua, "Medium-power diode-pumped Nd:BaY2F8 laser," Opt. Express 11, 1149-1155 (2003)

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