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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1272–1274

Diode-pumped efficient slab laser with two Nd : YLF crystals and second-harmonic generation by slab LBO

Daijun Li, Zhe Ma, Rüdiger Haas, Alexander Schell, Janosch Simon, Robert Diart, Peng Shi, Peixin Hu, Peter Loosen, and Keming Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1272-1274 (2007)

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We demonstrate a diode-pumped electro-optical Q-switched slab laser with a high optical efficiency, high pulse energy, and short pulse width with two Nd : YLF crystals inside one resonator. The single compact slab resonator can generate a 1D top-hat beam at both the far field and the near field. With a slab-geometry-design lithium triborate (LBO) crystal, efficient critical phase-matching second-harmonic generation for a 1D top-hat beam with multiple transverse modes is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Daijun Li, Zhe Ma, Rüdiger Haas, Alexander Schell, Janosch Simon, Robert Diart, Peng Shi, Peixin Hu, Peter Loosen, and Keming Du, "Diode-pumped efficient slab laser with two Nd:YLF crystals and second-harmonic generation by slab LBO," Opt. Lett. 32, 1272-1274 (2007)

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