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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2105–2107

Near-diffraction-limited, 35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd : Y V O 4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm

Ying Yan, Hengli Zhang, Yang Liu, Xilong Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jingliang He, and Jianguo Xin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2105-2107 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002105


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Abstract

A diode stack end-pumped Nd : Y V O 4 slab laser at 1342 nm with near-diffraction-limited beam quality by using a hybrid resonator was presented. At a pump power of 139.5 W , laser power of 35.4 W was obtained with a conversion efficiency of 25.4% of the laser diode to laser output. The beam quality M 2 factors were measured to be 1.2 in the unstable direction and 1.3 in the stable direction at the output power of 29 W .

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2009
Published: July 7, 2009

Citation
Ying Yan, Hengli Zhang, Yang Liu, Xilong Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jingliang He, and Jianguo Xin, "Near-diffraction-limited,35.4 W laser-diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser operating at 1342 nm," Opt. Lett. 34, 2105-2107 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2105


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