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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 261–263

Continuous wave 935 nm Nd:CNGG laser at watt-level power

Qinan Li, Baohua Feng, Zhiyi Wei, Dongxiang Zhang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 261-263 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000261


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Abstract

An efficient continuous wave (CW) laser-diode-pumped Nd-doped Ca 3 ( Nb Ga ) 2 x Ga 3 O 12 (CNGG) laser operating at 935 nm is demonstrated by using a simple linear cavity for the first time to our knowledge. Output power up to 1.12 W is obtained, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 7.1% and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 5.7%. The laser operates with the fundamental transverse mode when the output power is as high as 800 mW . This laser provides a potential light source for differential absorption lidar in water vapor detection.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2007
Published: January 29, 2008

Citation
Qinan Li, Baohua Feng, Zhiyi Wei, Dongxiang Zhang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, Huaijin Zhang, and Jiyang Wang, "Continuous wave 935 nm Nd:CNGG laser at watt-level power," Opt. Lett. 33, 261-263 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-3-261

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