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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1495–1497

Diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1338 nm

Ge Zhang, Haiyong Zhu, Chenghui Huang, Jing Chen, Yong Wei, and Lingxiong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1495-1497 (2009)

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In this Letter, a high-power diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser emitting at 1338 nm is described. The output characteristics of the laser using the different output couplers for both the cw mode and the Q-switched mode have been studied. With a pumping power of 555 W , the average output power decreases from 70 W at 50 kHz to 55 W (slope efficiency 21.2%, optical conversion efficiency 10%) at 5 kHz . The highest peak power is up to 73 kW with the pulse duration of 150 ns at the repetition rate of 5 kHz . When operated in cw mode, the output power of 100.5 W was achieved, corresponding with the optical slope efficiency of 36%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2009
Published: May 4, 2009

Ge Zhang, Haiyong Zhu, Chenghui Huang, Jing Chen, Yong Wei, and Lingxiong Huang, "Diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1338 nm," Opt. Lett. 34, 1495-1497 (2009)

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