Abstract

We have obtained green-beam quality of M2=6.2 at an average output power of 120  W by intracavity frequency doubling of a diode-side-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG rod laser with a repetition rate of 10  kHz and an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 15.2%. To achieve high-beam quality at high average power, the laser employs a thermally near-unstable resonator design with two-rod birefringence compensation in an L-shaped flat–flat cavity. The output power fluctuation of the green laser remains less than 0.9% in 4 h.

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2004 (2)

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Yi, H. J. Moon, and J. Lee, "Diode-pumped 100 W green Nd:YAG rod laser," Appl. Opt. 43, 3732-3737 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

Y. Hongru, "41 W cw TEM00 (M2 = 1.2) 1064 nm beam generation from a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of a dual-telescopic optics configuration," Opt. Commun. 204, 263-266 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

Y. Hirano, N. Pavel, S. Yamamoto, Y. Koyata, and T. Tajime, "100 W, 100 h external green generation with Nd:YAG rod master-oscillator power-amplifier system," Opt. Commun. 184, 231-236 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "High-brightness 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]

1998 (3)

1997 (2)

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "80 W cw TEM00 1064 nm beam generation by use of a laser-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 2650-2651 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

1992 (1)

J. Golden, "Green lasers score good marks in semiconductor material processing," Laser Focus World 28, 75-88 (1992).

Arisawa, T.

Avizonis, P. V.

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Bao, Z.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bass, I. L.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, and I. L. Bass, "315 W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper CPD2-2.

Beach, R. J.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, R. J. Beach, J. A. Speth, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "Analysis of an intracavity-doubled, diode-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser producing more than 100 W of power at 0.532 μm," Opt. Lett. 23, 1203-1205 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Berg, J. G.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bi, Y.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Feng, Y. Bi, Z. Y. Xu, and G. Y. Zhang, "Thermally near-unstable cavity design for solid state lasers," in Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, A.V.Kudryashov and A.H.Paxton, eds., Proc. SPIE 4969, 227-232 (2003).

Bibeau, C. M.

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Chang, J. J.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, and I. L. Bass, "315 W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper CPD2-2.

Cui, D. F.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J. M.

D. G. Lancaster and J. M. Dawes, "Thermal-lens measurement of quasi-steady-state repetitively flashlamp-pumped Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 103-108 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Dragon, E. P.

J. J. Chang, E. P. Dragon, and I. L. Bass, "315 W pulsed-green generation with a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper CPD2-2.

Ebbers, C. A.

Emanuel, M. A.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, R. J. Beach, J. A. Speth, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "Analysis of an intracavity-doubled, diode-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser producing more than 100 W of power at 0.532 μm," Opt. Lett. 23, 1203-1205 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Engler, T.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Feng, Y.

Y. Feng, Y. Bi, Z. Y. Xu, and G. Y. Zhang, "Thermally near-unstable cavity design for solid state lasers," in Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, A.V.Kudryashov and A.H.Paxton, eds., Proc. SPIE 4969, 227-232 (2003).

Fujikawa, S.

S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "High-brightness 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. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "80 W cw TEM00 1064 nm beam generation by use of a laser-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 2650-2651 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gilbert, M.

Glenn, W. E.

W. E. Glenn, "Solid-state light sources for color projection," in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.R.Pollack and W.R.Bosenberg, eds. Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1997), pp. 38-42.

Golden, J.

J. Golden, "Green lasers score good marks in semiconductor material processing," Laser Focus World 28, 75-88 (1992).

Hall, D.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Harayama, S.

Harpole, G. M.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Harris, D. G.

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Hilyard, R. C.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hirano, Y.

Y. Hirano, N. Pavel, S. Yamamoto, Y. Koyata, and T. Tajime, "100 W, 100 h external green generation with Nd:YAG rod master-oscillator power-amplifier system," Opt. Commun. 184, 231-236 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Holleman, G. W.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Honea, E. C.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, R. J. Beach, J. A. Speth, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "Analysis of an intracavity-doubled, diode-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser producing more than 100 W of power at 0.532 μm," Opt. Lett. 23, 1203-1205 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Hongru, Y.

Y. Hongru, "41 W cw TEM00 (M2 = 1.2) 1064 nm beam generation from a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of a dual-telescopic optics configuration," Opt. Commun. 204, 263-266 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hou, W.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Injeyan, H.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kageyama, N.

Kan, H.

Kato, M.

Kiriyama, H.

Kojima, T.

Kong, Y. P.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Konno, S.

S. Konno, T. Kojima, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "High-brightness 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. Konno, S. Fujikawa, and K. Yasui, "80 W cw TEM00 1064 nm beam generation by use of a laser-diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 2650-2651 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Koyata, Y.

Y. Hirano, N. Pavel, S. Yamamoto, Y. Koyata, and T. Tajime, "100 W, 100 h external green generation with Nd:YAG rod master-oscillator power-amplifier system," Opt. Commun. 184, 231-236 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lancaster, D. G.

D. G. Lancaster and J. M. Dawes, "Thermal-lens measurement of quasi-steady-state repetitively flashlamp-pumped Cr, Tm, Ho:YAG laser," Opt. Laser Technol. 30, 103-108 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Le Garrec, B. J.

Lee, J.

Li, H. Q.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, R. N.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lin, X. C.

H. Q. Li, H. B. Zhang, Z. Bao, J. Zhang, Z. P. Sun, Y. P. Kong, Y. Bi, X. C. Lin, A. Y. Yao, G. L. Wang, W. Hou, R. N. Li, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, "High-power nanosecond optical parametric oscillator based on a long LiB3O5 crystal," Opt. Commun. 232, 411-415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Machan, J.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Maruyama, Y.

Matoba, T.

Mitchell, M.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Miyajima, H.

Monroe, R. S.

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Moon, H. J.

Nagai, T.

Nakatsuka, M.

Niwa, Y.

Pavel, N.

Y. Hirano, N. Pavel, S. Yamamoto, Y. Koyata, and T. Tajime, "100 W, 100 h external green generation with Nd:YAG rod master-oscillator power-amplifier system," Opt. Commun. 184, 231-236 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, R. J. Beach, J. A. Speth, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "Analysis of an intracavity-doubled, diode-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser producing more than 100 W of power at 0.532 μm," Opt. Lett. 23, 1203-1205 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Raze, G. J.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, "New developments in laser resonators," in Optical Resonators, D.A.Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE 1224, 2-14 (1990).

Skidmore, J. A.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, R. J. Beach, J. A. Speth, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, "Analysis of an intracavity-doubled, diode-pumped, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser producing more than 100 W of power at 0.532 μm," Opt. Lett. 23, 1203-1205 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Beach, E. C. Honea, S. B. Sutton, C. M. Bibeau, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-average power diode-pumped Yb:YAG lasers," in Advanced High-Power Lasers, M.Osinski, H.I.Powell, and K.Toyoda, eds., Proc. SPIE 3889, 246-260 (2000).

Speth, J. A.

St. Pierre, R. J.

R. J. St. Pierre, G. W. Holleman, M. Valley, H. Injeyan, J. G. Berg, G. M. Harpole, R. C. Hilyard, M. Mitchell, M. E. Weber, J. Zamel, T. Engler, D. Hall, R. Tinti, and J. Machan, "Active tracker laser (ATLAS)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 64-70 (1997).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the green laser: M1, flat high reflector at 1064 nm; M2, flat high reflector at 1064 and 532 nm; M3, flat 45° high reflector at 1064 nm and high transmittance at 532 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power of 1064 nm and beam quality as a function of pump power obtained with and without birefringence compensation. The optical path L is 370 mm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of 532 nm as a function of pump power. The optical path L is 370 mm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured M 2 values of 1064 and 532 nm operations and calculated fundamental mode radius ω0 at the center of the rods as functions of pump power. The optical path L is 370 mm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Green-beam quality measured at 120 W of output power. The optical path L is 370 mm. (a) Green-beam radius near the beam waist for both transverse directions, (b) three-dimensional, far-field, green-beam profile.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Maximal output power of 532 nm and beam quality factor M 2 as a function of cavity length, where L is the optical path between the end mirrors and the rod ends.

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