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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1117–1120

Physical conditions of single-longitudinal-mode operation for high-power all-solid-state lasers

Huadong Lu, Jing Su, Yaohui Zheng, and Kunchi Peng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1117-1120 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001117


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Abstract

The optimal physical conditions of single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) operation for continuous-wave all-solid-state lasers with high output powers are investigated theoretically and experimentally. The dependence of the operation conditions on the linear and nonlinear intracavity losses of the laser is numerically calculated. The theoretical analysis is demonstrated by the experimental measurements on a home-made Nd:YVO4 laser. The stable SLM output up to 33.7 W with optical–optical conversion efficiency of 44.9% at 1064 nm wavelength is recorded for over 7 h. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical expectation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2014
Published: February 18, 2014

Citation
Huadong Lu, Jing Su, Yaohui Zheng, and Kunchi Peng, "Physical conditions of single-longitudinal-mode operation for high-power all-solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 39, 1117-1120 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1117


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