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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12111–12118

Theoretical and experimental study on the Nd:YAG/BaWO4/KTP yellow laser generating 8.3 W output power

Zhenhua Cong, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Zhaojun Liu, Xiaohan Chen, Shuzhen Fan, Xiaolei Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, Xutang Tao, and Shutao Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12111-12118 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.012111


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Abstract

A diode-side-pumped actively Q-switched intracavity frequency-doubled Nd:YAG/BaWO4/KTP Raman laser is studied experimentally and theoretically. Rate equations are used to analyze the Q-switched yellow laser by considering the transversal distributions of the intracavity photon density and the inversion population density. An 8.3 W 590 nm laser is obtained with a 125.8 W 808 nm pump power and a 15 kHz pulse repetition frequency. The corresponding optical conversion efficiency from diode laser to yellow laser is 6.57%, much higher than that of the former reported side-pumped yellow laser. The output powers with respect to the incident pump power are in agreement with the theoretical results on the whole.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Citation
Zhenhua Cong, Xingyu Zhang, Qingpu Wang, Zhaojun Liu, Xiaohan Chen, Shuzhen Fan, Xiaolei Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, Xutang Tao, and Shutao Li, "Theoretical and experimental study on the Nd:YAG/BaWO4/KTP yellow laser generating 8.3 W output power," Opt. Express 18, 12111-12118 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-12111


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