Abstract

It is demonstrated by numerical modeling that spectrally dispersed compound pumping diodes and low-loss pumping chamber reduced the temperature dependence of the output energy of quasi-continuous wave diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers considerably. Several compound diodes with different spectral profiles were tested for pumping. The laser energy was calculated as a function of diode temperature from 30°C to 60°C. When a compound diode with a flat-top spectrum was used for pumping, the mean laser energy was 83% of the maximum energy of a Nd:YAG laser pumped by a diode with a narrow bandwidth. In addition, a compound diode with three emission lines was tested for pumping. When the wavelength gap between the adjacent emission lines of the pumping diode was in the range of 3–10 nm, the mean energy of the Nd:YAG laser became similar to that of a Nd:YAG laser pumped by a diode with a flat-top spectrum.

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Altmann, K.

Andrade, A. A.

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
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B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactions in Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross sections,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 925–930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Baesso, M. L.

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ban, V. S.

Bass, M.

Berger, J.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Brauch, U.

U. Brauch, “Temperature dependence of efficiency and thermal lensing of diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 397–402 (1994).
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Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, “Diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895–912 (1988).
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Caliva, B.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Cao, C.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Catunda, T.

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
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Closse, G.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Coluccelli, N.

Crepy, B.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Da Cruz, J.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Das, S.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Dascalu, T.

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E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

Dolgy, S. V.

Downs, E.

Durand, E.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

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L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, “Diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895–912 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Faure, B.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

Gao, S.

H. Liu, M. Gong, X. Wushouer, and S. Gao, “Compact corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1319 nm/1338 nm laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 124–129 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gong, M.

H. Liu, M. Gong, X. Wushouer, and S. Gao, “Compact corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1319 nm/1338 nm laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 124–129 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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H. Injeyan and G. D. Goodno, High Power Laser Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Guillot, E.

J. Almeida, D. Liang, and E. Guillot, “Improvement in solar-pumped Nd:YAG laser beam brightness,” Opt. Laser Technol. 44, 2115–2119 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Harnagel, G. L.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hecht, J.

B. Hitz, J. Ewing, and J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology (IEEE Express, 2001).

Hirano, Y.

Hitz, B.

B. Hitz, J. Ewing, and J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology (IEEE Express, 2001).

Howard, A.

Huber, G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Injeyan, H.

H. Injeyan and G. D. Goodno, High Power Laser Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Jacinto, C.

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jenssen, H. P.

B. F. Aull and H. P. Jenssen, “Vibronic interactions in Nd:YAG resulting in nonreciprocity of absorption and stimulated emission cross sections,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 925–930 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kasamatsu, T.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer, 1999).

Kuwano, Y.

Li, X.

Liang, D.

D. Liang and J. Almeida, “Design of ultrahigh brightness solar-pumped disk laser,” Appl. Opt. 51, 6382–6388 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Almeida, D. Liang, and E. Guillot, “Improvement in solar-pumped Nd:YAG laser beam brightness,” Opt. Laser Technol. 44, 2115–2119 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lima, S. M.

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, M. Gong, X. Wushouer, and S. Gao, “Compact corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1319 nm/1338 nm laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 124–129 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Maurice, M.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

McElhinney, M.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Melnik, E. D.

Meyn, J.-P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Montagne, J.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Muller, S.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

Nagai, T.

Nagasawa, C.

Nguyen, L.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pavel, N.

T. Dascalu and N. Pavel, “High-temperature operation of a diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. 19, 2090–2095 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pflaum, C.

Rapaport, A.

Sabourdy, D.

B. Crepy, G. Closse, J. Da Cruz, D. Sabourdy, J. Montagne, and L. Nguyen, “Athermal diode-pumped laser designator modules for targeting application,” Proc. SPIE 8541, 85410R (2012).

Saccoccio, M.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

Sakamoto, M.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Scifres, D. R.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Seider, D.

Sekita, H.

Shaw, J.

Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Simon-Boisson, C.

E. Durand, C. Derycke, C. Simon-Boisson, S. Muller, B. Faure, M. Saccoccio, and M. Maurice, “Conduction cooled compact laser for the chemcam instrument,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Space OpticsSP-621 (ESA, June 2006).

Streifer, W.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Tajime, T.

Thaler, G.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Thiagarajan, P.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Uchino, O.

Ueno, S.

Volodin, B. L.

Walker, R.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Wang, P.

Wang, T.

Welch, D. F.

W. Streifer, D. R. Scifres, G. L. Harnagel, D. F. Welch, J. Berger, and M. Sakamoto, “Advances in diode laser pumps,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 883–894 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wushouer, X.

H. Liu, M. Gong, X. Wushouer, and S. Gao, “Compact corner-pumped Nd:YAG/YAG composite slab 1319 nm/1338 nm laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 124–129 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, G.

Yanagisawa, T.

Yao, J.

Yu, G.

Yu, Y.

Zagumennyi, A. I.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, L.

L. Fan, C. Cao, G. Thaler, B. Caliva, I. Ai, S. Das, R. Walker, L. Zeng, M. McElhinney, and P. Thiagarajan, “Record high-temperature long-pulse operation of 8xx nm diode laser bar with aluminum-free active region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 17, 1727–1734 (2011).

Zhao, S.

Appl. Opt. (5)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

U. Brauch, “Temperature dependence of efficiency and thermal lensing of diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 397–402 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of diode-laser-pumped Nd:GdVO4,” Appl. Phys. B 58, 373–379 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. Jacinto, A. A. Andrade, T. Catunda, S. M. Lima, and M. L. Baesso, “Thermal lens spectroscopy of Nd:YAG,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 034104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Structure of the reflector and (b) layout of the diodes for pumping of the Nd:YAG rod.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Measured spectra of the QCW diode when the diode temperature was 20°C (center wavelength=795.0nm), 40°C (center wavelength=800.1nm), and 60°C (center wavelength=804.9nm). (b) Calculated energy (solid square) and measured energy (solid circle) of QCW diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser when the diode temperature was changed from 30°C to 60°C.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Absorption spectrum of Nd:YAG laser and flat-top spectra of a QCW compound diode when the temperature of the diode was 30°C (dotted line) and 60°C (solid line). Red dashed–dotted line represents approximated absorption profile. (b) Calculated output energy of the Nd:YAG laser as a function of the diode temperature.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Absorption spectrum of a Nd:YAG laser and spectra of a QCW compound diode when the diode temperature was 30°C (dotted line) and 60°C (solid line). The diode has three emission lines and the wavelength gap between the adjacent emission lines was 10 nm. Red dashed–dotted line represents approximated absorption profile. Total bandwidth of emission spectrum (ΔλL3) was 23 nm. (b) Calculated output energy of the Nd:YAG laser as a function of the diode temperature.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Calculated mean and standard deviation of the energy of a QCW compound diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser as a function of the wavelength gap between the adjacent emission lines (Δλg) of the diode. The mean and standard deviation of the energy for each Δλg could be obtained by calculating the variation of laser output energy versus the diode temperature change in the range of 30°C to 60°C.

Equations (7)

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Iabs(z)=I(0)λ1λ2f(λ(Td))[1exp(α(λ)z)]dλ,
λ(Td)=λ0+b(TdT0),
PLD=2.472×103T6×105T23.5×107T3[kW].
IA=AI0+AηF(1A)I0+AηF2(1A)2I0+=AI01(1A)ηF,
L1+L2=A1γ1(λλ1)2+γ12+A2γ2(λλ2)2+γ22,
ΔλLFT>ΔλA+Δλ90°C,
Iabs(z)I(0)λ1λ2f(λ(Td))α(λ)zdλ.

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