Abstract

As much as 1.6-W average output power was emitted in a simple setup from a diffusion-bonded Nd:YAG rod with 70–100-ns Q-switched pulses at 946 nm and repetition frequencies between 15 and 45 kHz at 22-W incident diode-pump power. A Cr4+:YAG crystal with a bleachable loss of approximately 2.5% and a length of 0.5 mm was used as a saturable absorber. The extraction efficiency was 47% in comparison with the continuous-wave laser output power of 3.37 W in the free-running regime.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
1319 nm and 1338 nm dual-wavelength operation of LD end-pumped Nd:YAG ceramic laser

Lei Guo, Ruijun Lan, Hong Liu, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Dawei Hu, Shidong Zhuang, Lijuan Chen, Yongguang Zhao, Xinguang Xu, and Zhengping Wang
Opt. Express 18(9) 9098-9106 (2010)

High-power passively Q-switched Yb:YCa4O(BO3)3 laser with a GaAs crystal plate as saturable absorber

Xiaowen Chen, Wenjuan Han, Honghao Xu, Minghui Jia, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, and Junhai Liu
Appl. Opt. 54(11) 3225-3230 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription