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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1930–1932

High efficiency 165 W near-diffraction-limited Nd : Y V O 4 slab oscillator pumped at 880 nm

Peng Zhu, Daijun Li, Peixin Hu, Alexander Schell, Peng Shi, Claus R. Haas, Nianle Wu, and Keming Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1930-1932 (2008)

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We demonstrate a compact, efficient Nd : Y V O 4 stable–unstable hybrid slab oscillator that was partially end pumped at 880 nm . A maximum output power of 165 W at 1064 nm was obtained with an optical-to-optical efficiency from absorbed pump power to laser output of up to 60% and a slope efficiency of up to 66%. The beam propagation factors M 2 were 1.7 in the stable direction and 1.4 in the unstable direction without sidelobes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Peng Zhu, Daijun Li, Peixin Hu, Alexander Schell, Peng Shi, Claus R. Haas, Nianle Wu, and Keming Du, "High efficiency 165 W near-diffraction-limited Nd:YVO4 slab oscillator pumped at 880 nm," Opt. Lett. 33, 1930-1932 (2008)

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