Abstract

A laser diode side-pumped electro-optical Q-switched Nd:YAG green light laser with high repetition rates, short pulse width, and high peak power was demonstrated. We studied the performance of the oscillator at the repetition rates from 100 to 500 Hz. At 500 Hz, 61 mJ, 5 ns of 1064 nm infrared light pulses were obtained with an oscillator–amplifier system. The peak power of the pulse was 12 MW. By frequency doubling with a LiB3O5(LBO) crystal, 32.5 mJ, 4.6 ns of 532 nm green light was achieved, corresponding to a peak power of 7 MW. The frequency conversion efficiency was 53.3%.

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X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
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[CrossRef]

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Albrecht, G. F.

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Bi, Y.

Bo, Y.

Chen, F.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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

Drobshoff, A.

Du, K.

Dudley, D. R.

D. R. Dudley, O. Mehl, and G. Y. Wang, “Q-switched diode pumped Nd:YAG rod laser with output power of 420 W at 532 nm and 160 W at 355 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7193, 71930Z (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ebbers, C. A.

E. C. Honea, C. A. Ebbers, and R. J. Beach, “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]

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

Fujikawa, S.

Furuta, K.

Geng, A.

Gerstenberger, D. C.

Gong, M.

Gong, M. L.

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Haas, R.

Hao, T.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Honea, E. C.

Huaguo, Z.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Junqing, M.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kojima, T.

Konno, S.

Lee, J.

Li, C.

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, D.

Li, X. D.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

Liu, Q.

Q. Liu, J. Liu, and M. Gong, “Dual-rod, 100 Hz, 388 mJ nanosecond Nd:YAG oscillator,” Appl. Opt. 50, 1186–1189 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lou, Q.

Lu, F.

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ma, Y. F.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ma, Z.

Mehl, O.

D. R. Dudley, O. Mehl, and G. Y. Wang, “Q-switched diode pumped Nd:YAG rod laser with output power of 420 W at 532 nm and 160 W at 355 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7193, 71930Z (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S. C.

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

Moon, H.-J.

Nishimae, J.

Qi, Y.

Schell, A.

Shi, P.

Sun, Z.

Velsko, S. P.

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

Wallace, R. W.

Wang, C.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G. Y.

D. R. Dudley, O. Mehl, and G. Y. Wang, “Q-switched diode pumped Nd:YAG rod laser with output power of 420 W at 532 nm and 160 W at 355 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7193, 71930Z (2009).
[CrossRef]

Weibiao, C.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wu, H.

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xiaolei, Z.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yan, R. P.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yasui, K.

Yi, J.

Yu, X.

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yutong, F.

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Zhu, P.

Zhu, X.

Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

X. Yu, C. Wang, Y. F. Ma, F. Chen, R. P. Yan, and X. D. Li, “Performance improvement of high repetition rate electro-optical cavity-dumped Nd:GdVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 309–313 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

Chin J. Lasers (1)

F. Yutong, Z. Xiaolei, T. Hao, M. Junqing, Z. Huaguo, and C. Weibiao, “Characteristics of RbTiOPO4 electro-optic Q-switch operation at high repetition rate,” Chin J. Lasers 37, 617–621 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

Q. Liu, M. L. Gong, H. Wu, F. Lu, and C. Li, “Electro-optic Q-switched Yb:YAG slab laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 249–251 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. R. Dudley, O. Mehl, and G. Y. Wang, “Q-switched diode pumped Nd:YAG rod laser with output power of 420 W at 532 nm and 160 W at 355 nm,” Proc. SPIE 7193, 71930Z (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output energy of the oscillator at the repetition rate from 100 to 500 Hz.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Amplified pulse energy and pulse width with different pump energy.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Best beam quality factors that were measured at 90% of the maximum pump energy.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Pulse envelop of the 532 nm green light.

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