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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21837–21842

LD bar corner-pumped TEM00 CW composite Nd:YAG laser

Song Gao, Huan Liu, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21837-21842 (2009)

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Ray-tracing algorithm was used to simulate the pump absorption efficiency and pump absorption distribution of LD corner-pumped laser with different parameters of Nd:YAG composite slab crystal. Resonator experiment was performed to suppress the oscillation of higher-order modes and realize TEM00 operation. Experiment results showed that the output power was 11.94W with an optical-optical efficiency of over 26%, and the M2 factors of beam quality at width and thickness directions were 1.18 and 1.34, respectively. It has been proven that the corner-pumped configuration could obtain laser output with good beam quality as a result of high pump efficiency and good pump uniformity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2009
Published: November 13, 2009

Song Gao, Huan Liu, Dongsheng Wang, and Mali Gong, "LD bar corner-pumped TEM00 CW composite Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Express 17, 21837-21842 (2009)

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