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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22167–22173

Continuous-wave tri-wavelength operation at 1064, 1319 and 1338 nm of LD end-pumped Nd:YAG ceramic laser

Lijuan Chen, Zhengping Wang, Hong Liu, Shidong Zhuang, Haohai Yu, Lei Guo, Ruijun Lan, Jiyang Wang, and Xinguang Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22167-22173 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022167


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Abstract

We demonstrated a laser-diode (LD) end-pumped continuous-wave (CW) tri-wavelength Nd:YAG ceramic laser operating at 1064, 1319 and 1338 nm. For the 1064 nm laser, one of the Nd:YAG polished end faces was used as the output coupler. As references, Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YAG crystal lasers were also investigated under the same structure. We found that the maximum output power came from Nd:YAG ceramic which was 1.74 W, corresponding an optical conversion efficiency of 16.3%. Using a three mirror cavity, we realized efficient multi-wavelength operation at 4F3/24F11/2 and 4F3/24F13/2 transitions for Nd:YAG ceramic, simultaneously. The maximum output power was 3.2 W, which included 1064, 1319, and 1338 nm three wavelength, and the optical conversion efficiency was 30%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2010
Published: October 5, 2010

Citation
Lijuan Chen, Zhengping Wang, Hong Liu, Shidong Zhuang, Haohai Yu, Lei Guo, Ruijun Lan, Jiyang Wang, and Xinguang Xu, "Continuous-wave tri-wavelength operation at 1064, 1319 and 1338 nm of LD end-pumped Nd:YAG ceramic laser," Opt. Express 18, 22167-22173 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-22167


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