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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1991–1993

High-power, longitudinally fiber-pumped, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG oscillator–amplifier

P. Peuser, W. Platz, P. Zeller, T. Brand, M. Haag, and B. Köhler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 1991-1993 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001991


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Abstract

A longitudinally fiber-pumped, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser oscillator–power amplifier system is reported with which a maximum pulse energy of 68 mJ was achieved at high pulse stability, beam quality, and efficiency. Therefore, a compact fiber-coupling interface was developed for stacked arrays of quasi-cw diode lasers, providing a pump power of 1 kW at the fiber end.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2006

Citation
P. Peuser, W. Platz, P. Zeller, T. Brand, M. Haag, and B. Köhler, "High-power, longitudinally fiber-pumped, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG oscillator-amplifier," Opt. Lett. 31, 1991-1993 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-13-1991


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