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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1708–1710

Diode-end-pumped double Nd:YLF slab laser with high energy, short pulse width, and diffraction-limited quality

Daijun Li, Zhe Ma, Rüdiger Haas, Alexander Schell, Peng Zhu, Peng Shi, and Keming Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1708-1710 (2008)

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We have developed a novel electro-optic Q-switched diode-end-pumped solid slab laser that combines high energy, short pulse width, high repetition rates, and diffraction-limited beam quality. With two partially end-pumped Nd:YLF slabs and a 100 mm long off-axis positive branch stable–unstable oscillator, 24.2 mJ , 7.1 ns electro-optic Q-switched pulse at 1 kHz repetition rate with a beam quality of M x 2 = 1.4 and M y 2 = 1.3 was generated. The peak power reached 3.5 MW . Efficient external second-harmonic generation was achieved by use of lithium triborate with low peak-power intensity.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2008
Published: July 25, 2008

Daijun Li, Zhe Ma, Rüdiger Haas, Alexander Schell, Peng Zhu, Peng Shi, and Keming Du, "Diode-end-pumped double Nd:YLF slab laser with high energy, short pulse width, and diffraction-limited quality," Opt. Lett. 33, 1708-1710 (2008)

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