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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2666–2668

High-power disordered N d : C a Y A l O 4 lasers at 1.08 μm

Haohai Yu, Xiaodong Xu, Dongzhen Li, Zhengping Wang, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2666-2668 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002666


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Abstract

We demonstrate the high-power laser performance with a disordered Nd : Ca Y Al O 4 crystal at a wavelength of about 1.08 μm . Continuous-wave output power of 5.16 W is achieved with a laser diode as the pump source. For the first time to our knowledge, the passively Q-switched Nd : Ca Y Al O 4 laser is obtained with the maximum average output power of 2.39 W , shortest pulse width of 5.7 ns , and highest peak power of 15.47 kW . By spectral analysis, the Nd : Ca Al O 4 laser wavelength is centered at about 1.08 μm . We propose that, by suitable tuning, the Nd : Ca Y Al O 4 laser should be an excellent source for helium optical pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2010
Published: July 30, 2010

Citation
Haohai Yu, Xiaodong Xu, Dongzhen Li, Zhengping Wang, and Jun Xu, "High-power disordered Nd:CaYAlO4lasers at 1.08 m," Opt. Lett. 35, 2666-2668 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-15-2666

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