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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10657–10662

Power scaling of a pico-second Nd:YVO4 master-oscillator power amplifier with a phase-conjugate mirror

K. Nawata, Y. Ojima, M. Okida, T. Ogawa, and T. Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10657-10662 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010657


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Abstract

We investigated design issues for the power scaling of a picosecond Nd:YVO4 master-oscillator power amplifier system with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror by using standard beam propagation analysis. We also demonstrated a 25 W diffraction-limited pico-second output. A corresponding extraction efficiency of 31 % was achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
K. Nawata, Y. Ojima, M. Okida, T. Ogawa, and T. Omatsu, "Power scaling of a pico-second Nd:YVO4 master-oscillator power amplifier with a phase-conjugate mirror," Opt. Express 14, 10657-10662 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10657


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