We report on the laser performance and power scaling properties of a diode-laser side-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at high average power. The Nd:YAG laser is pumped by 35 20-W cw bars and produces 106 W of average power at 532 nm when it is intracavity doubled with KTiOPO4 and Q switched at 27 kHz, leading to a 5.4% optical-to-electrical efficiency.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1996
Published: December 15, 1996
B. J. Le Garrec, G. J. Razé, P. Y. Thro, and M. Gilbert, "High-average-power diode-array-pumped frequency-doubled YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1990-1992 (1996)