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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3558–3560

103 W in-band dual-end-pumped Ho:YAG laser

Ying-Jie Shen, Bao-Quan Yao, Xiao-Ming Duan, Guo-Li Zhu, Wei Wang, You-Lun Ju, and Yue-Zhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3558-3560 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003558


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Abstract

An efficient 2 μm in-band pumped Ho:YAG laser was demonstrated. The resonator involves two Ho:YAG crystals, each of which was dual-end-pumped by two orthogonally polarized diode-pumped Tm:YLF lasers. The maximum continuous wave output power of 103 W was achieved, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 67.8% with respect to the incident pump power and an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 63.5%. Under Q-switched mode, we obtained 101 W laser output at 30 kHz, corresponding to a slope efficiency of 66.2%. The beam quality or M2 factor was found to be less than 2.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012

Citation
Ying-Jie Shen, Bao-Quan Yao, Xiao-Ming Duan, Guo-Li Zhu, Wei Wang, You-Lun Ju, and Yue-Zhu Wang, "103 W in-band dual-end-pumped Ho:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 3558-3560 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3558

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