Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power laser diode stacks double-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 1064 nm slab laser with a folded stable-unstable hybrid resonator. An output power of 220 W was obtained at the pump power of 490 W with optical conversion efficiency of 44.9%. At the output power of 202 W, the M2 factors in the unstable direction and in the stable direction were 1.7 and 2.3, respectively.

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    [CrossRef]
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2008

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2005

A. Yao, W. Hou, Y. Kong, L. Guo, L. Wu, R. Li, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “Double-end-pumped 11-W Nd:YVO4 cw laser at 1342 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2129–2133 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229, 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

1999

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D.

Chen, F.

Chen, H.

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Claus, R.

P. Zhu, D. Li, P. Hu, A. Schell, P. Shi, R. Claus, R. Haas, N. Wu, and K. Du, “High efficiency 165 W near-diffraction-limited Nd:YVO4 slab oscillator pumped at 880 nm,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1930–1932 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cui, D.

Diart, R.

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Du, K.

Fu, S.

Fu, X.

Gao, J.

Z. Ma, D. Li, J. Gao, N. Wu, and K. Du, “Thermal effects of the diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab,” Opt. Commun. 275, 179–185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gong, M.

Guo, L.

Haas, C.

Haas, R.

Hou, W.

Hu, P.

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Multipass pumped Nd-based thin-disk lasers: operation at 1.06 and 0.9 μm with intracavity frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 46, 8256–8263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Knappe, R.

Kong, Y.

Krankel, C.

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Li, D.

Li, R.

Li, X.

Liao, C. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Q.

Lünstedt, K.

Luo, M.

Ma, Z.

McDonagh, L.

Nebel, A.

Pavel, N.

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Multipass pumped Nd-based thin-disk lasers: operation at 1.06 and 0.9 μm with intracavity frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 46, 8256–8263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “Multipass pumped Nd-based thin-disk lasers: operation at 1.06 and 0.9 μm with intracavity frequency doubling,” Appl. Opt. 46, 8256–8263 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Peters, R.

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

Qi, B.

Schell, A.

Shell, A.

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shi, P.

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, D.

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229, 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wu, L.

Wu, N.

Xu, Z.

Yan, R.

Yan, X.

Yao, A.

Yu, J.

Yu, X.

Zhang, H.

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229, 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, P. Shi, D. Li, and K. Du, “Diode-end-pumped, electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YVO4 slab laser and its second-harmonic generation,” Appl. Opt. 42, 1681–1684 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, P.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

N. Pavel, C. Krankel, R. Peters, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, “In-band pumping of Nd-vanadate thin-disk lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 415–419 (2008).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

Z. Ma, D. Li, J. Gao, N. Wu, and K. Du, “Thermal effects of the diode end-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab,” Opt. Commun. 275, 179–185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, D. Li, P. Shi, R. Diart, A. Shell, R. Claus, R. Haas, and K. Du, “Efficient, high power, Q-switched Nd:YLF slab laser end-pumped by diode stack,” Opt. Commun. 250, 157–162 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229, 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the experiment arrangement in the research.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

A plot of the output power as a function of the pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The temperature distributions of two pumped schemes; the y direction is the stable (vertical) direction and the z direction is the unstable (horizontal) direction.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The widths of the beam profile at different positions in the unstable direction (horizontal direction) and the fitting result.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The widths of the beam profile at different positions in the stable direction (vertical direction) and the fitting result.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

The time stability test during one hour; the output power was recorded every minute.

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d(z)2=d02(1+(4λM2z/(πd02))2),

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