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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

Diode-pumped continuous-wave eye-safe Nd:YAG laser at 1415 nm

Hee Chul Lee, Sung Ug Byeon, and Alexei Lukashev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1160-1162 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001160


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Abstract

We describe the output performance of the 1415 nm emission in Nd:YAG in a plane-concave cavity under traditional pumping into the F5/24 level (808 nm) and direct in-band pumping into the F3/24 level (885 nm). An end-pumped Nd:YAG laser yielded maximum cw output power of 6.3 W and 4.2 W at 885 nm and 808 nm laser diode (LD) pumping, respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest output power of a LD-pumped 1415 nm laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2012
Published: March 23, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hee Chul Lee, Sung Ug Byeon, and Alexei Lukashev, "Diode-pumped continuous-wave eye-safe Nd:YAG laser at 1415 nm," Opt. Lett. 37, 1160-1162 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-7-1160


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