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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7156–7161

Wavelength switchable high-power diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG Laser around 2µm

Caili Wang, Shifeng Du, Yanxiong Niu, Zhichao Wang, Chao Zhang, Qi Bian, Chuan Guo, Jialin Xu, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Dafu Cui, Jingyuan Zhang, Wenqiang Lei, and Zuyan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7156-7161 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007156


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Abstract

We report a high-power diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG laser operated at either 2.07 or 2.02 µm depending on the transmission of pumped output coupler. The laser yields 115W of continuous-wave output power at 2.07 µm with 5% output coupling, which is the highest output power for all solid-state 2.07 μm cw rod Tm:YAG laser reported so far. With an output coupler of 10% transmission, the center wavelength of the laser is switched to 2.02 μm with an output power of 77.1 W. This is the first observation of high-power wavelength switchable diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG laser around 2 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Citation
Caili Wang, Shifeng Du, Yanxiong Niu, Zhichao Wang, Chao Zhang, Qi Bian, Chuan Guo, Jialin Xu, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Dafu Cui, Jingyuan Zhang, Wenqiang Lei, and Zuyan Xu, "Wavelength switchable high-power diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG Laser around 2µm," Opt. Express 21, 7156-7161 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-7156


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