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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19603–19611

Efficient corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1.1 µm laser

Huan Liu, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19603-19611 (2010)

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Corner pumping is a new pumping scheme for diode-pumped solid-state lasers, which has the advantages of high pump efficiency and favorable pump uniformity. A continuous-wave corner-pumped Nd:YAG/ YAG composite slab multi-wavelength laser at around 1.1 µm is demonstrated. The maximal output power is up to 12.06 W with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 24%. At an output power of 10.3 W, the M2 factors of beam quality at width and thickness directions are 7.71 and 2.44, respectively. With a LBO crystal inserted in the cavity, continuous-wave yellow-green laser with an output power of 841 mW is obtained. The experimental results show that a corner-pumping is a feasible scheme in the design of diode-pumped solid-state 1.1 µm lasers and their frequency-doubling to the yellow-green with low or medium output powers.

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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: May 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2010
Published: August 31, 2010

Huan Liu, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong, "Efficient corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1.1 µm laser," Opt. Express 18, 19603-19611 (2010)

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