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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 6968–6974

A diode side-pumped KTiOAsO4 Raman laser

Zhaojun Liu, Qingpu Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Sasa Zhang, Jun Chang, Zhenhua Cong, Wenjia Sun, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, Youxuan Sun, and Shaojun Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 6968-6974 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006968


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Abstract

A KTiOAsO4 Raman laser is realized within a diode side-pumped acousto-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Efficient nanosecond first-Stokes generations at 1091.4 nm are obtained with three 30-mm-long KTA crystals. Under an incident diode power of 60.9 W and a pulse repetition rate of 4 kHz, a first-Stokes power of 4.55 W is obtained, corresponding to a diode-to-Stokes conversion efficiency of 7.5%. The single pulse energy is up to 1.14 mJ and the peak power is 18.0 kW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2009
Published: April 13, 2009

Citation
Zhaojun Liu, Qingpu Wang, Xingyu Zhang, Sasa Zhang, Jun Chang, Zhenhua Cong, Wenjia Sun, Guofan Jin, Xutang Tao, Youxuan Sun, and Shaojun Zhang, "A diode side-pumped KTiOAsO4 Raman laser," Opt. Express 17, 6968-6974 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-6968


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