Abstract

A 50-mJ green beam was generated at a 1-kHz repetition rate by intracavity frequency doubling of a quasi-cw laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser. The green laser was used for 12-mJ fourth-harmonic beam generation with a CsLiB6O10 crystal.

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2000 (1)

1998 (2)

1997 (1)

S. Fujikawa, T. Kojima, K. Yasui, “High-power and high-efficiency operation of a cw-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser,” J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 40–44 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (4)

1994 (1)

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Albrecht, G. F.

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bass, I. L.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, “315W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 7 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CPD-2.

Burnham, R. L.

Chang, J. J.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, “315W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 7 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CPD-2.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

Cochran, C. W.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

Comsaskey, B.

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dragon, E. P.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, “315W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 7 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CPD-2.

Ebbers, C. A.

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, “315W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 7 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CPD-2.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

Fujikawa, S.

Gilbert, M.

Inagaki, M.

Kasinski, J. J.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999).
[CrossRef]

Kojima, T.

S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, K. Yasui, “High-brightbess 138-W green laser based on an intracavity-frequency-doubled diode-side-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 105–107 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Fujikawa, T. Kojima, K. Yasui, “High-power and high-efficiency operation of a cw-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser,” J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 40–44 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Konno, S.

Kuramoto, Y.

Le Garrec, B. J.

Mitchell, S. C.

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mori, Y.

Nabekawa, Y.

Nakajima, S.

Raze, G. J.

Sasaki, T.

Sekikawa, T.

Togashi, T.

Velsco, S. P.

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

Yap, Y. K.

Yasui, K.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. P. Velsco, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comsaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, “100W average power at 0.53µm by external frequency-conversion of an electro-optically Q-switched diode-pumped power oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086–3088 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Fujikawa, T. Kojima, K. Yasui, “High-power and high-efficiency operation of a cw-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser,” J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 40–44 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (3)

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, C. W. Cochran, “An efficient diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 451 W of CW IR and 182 W of pulsed green output,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, W. R. Bosenberg, M. M. Fejer, eds., Vol. 19 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 300.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, C. A. Ebbers, I. L. Bass, “315W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 7 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CPD-2.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic view of (a) the pump module and (b) the resonator configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Second-harmonic generation and IR output power.

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Fig. 3

Experimental setup for fourth-harmonic generation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

UV output power as a function of green incident power.

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