Abstract

We report a high-power diode-laser (LD) side-pumped rod Tm:YAG laser of around 2 μm. The laser was water-cooled at 8°C and yielded a maximum output power of 267 W at 2.07 μm, which is the highest output power for an all solid-state cw 2.07 μm rod Tm:YAG laser reported as far as we know. The corresponding optical–optical conversion efficiency was 20.7%, and the slope efficiency was about 29.8%, respectively.

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[CrossRef]

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D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
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2006 (1)

2004 (1)

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V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11  μm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749–1755 (1997).

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1993 (1)

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Asai, K.

Beach, R. J.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bian, Q.

Bo, Y.

C. L. Wang, S. F. Du, Y. X. Niu, Z. C. Wang, C. Zhang, Q. Bian, C. Guo, J. L. Xu, Y. Bo, Q. J. Peng, D. F. Cui, J. Y. Zhang, W. Q. Lei, and Z. Y. Xu, “Wavelength switchable high-power diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG Laser around 2  μm,” Opt. Express 21, 7156–7161 (2013).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Boller, K. J.

A. F. Nieuwenhuis, C. J. Lee, P. J. M. van der Slot, P. Groß, and K. J. Boller, “Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser,” SPIE 455, 645518 (2013).

Bruns, D. L.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Buryy, O. A.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cao, D.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, F.

Chia, L.

K. S. Lai, W. J. Xie, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, L. Chia, and P. B. Phua, “A 150  W 2-micron diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” in Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2002), Vol. 68, pp. 535–539.

Chng, A.

Cui, D.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cui, D. F.

Du, S.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Du, S. F.

Duan, X. M.

Emanuel, M. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Esterowitz, L.

Galzerano, G.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Groß, P.

A. F. Nieuwenhuis, C. J. Lee, P. J. M. van der Slot, P. Groß, and K. J. Boller, “Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser,” SPIE 455, 645518 (2013).

Guo, C.

Guo, Y.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hale, C. P.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hannon, S. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hara, H.

Henderson, S. W.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hirth, A.

Honea, E. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Itabe, T.

Izhnin, I. I.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ju, Y. L.

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing characteristics of a single-frequency Tm:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. 19, 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Li, B. Q. Yao, Y. Z. Wang, Y. L. Ju, G. G. Zhao, Y. H. Zong, and J. Xu, “High efficient diode-pumped Tm:YAP laser at room temperature,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 286 (2007).

Kavaya, M. J.

Kieleck, C.

Lai, K. S.

K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, S. W. Toh, B. T. Toh, and A. Chng, “120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1591–1593 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Lai, W. J. Xie, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, L. Chia, and P. B. Phua, “A 150  W 2-micron diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” in Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2002), Vol. 68, pp. 535–539.

Laporta, P.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lau, E.

K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, S. W. Toh, B. T. Toh, and A. Chng, “120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1591–1593 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Lai, W. J. Xie, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, L. Chia, and P. B. Phua, “A 150  W 2-micron diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” in Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2002), Vol. 68, pp. 535–539.

Lee, C. J.

A. F. Nieuwenhuis, C. J. Lee, P. J. M. van der Slot, P. Groß, and K. J. Boller, “Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser,” SPIE 455, 645518 (2013).

Lei, W. Q.

Li, Y. F.

Lim, Y. L.

K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, S. W. Toh, B. T. Toh, and A. Chng, “120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1591–1593 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Lai, W. J. Xie, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, L. Chia, and P. B. Phua, “A 150  W 2-micron diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” in Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2002), Vol. 68, pp. 535–539.

Magee, J. R.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Modlin, E. A.

Nieuwenhuis, A. F.

A. F. Nieuwenhuis, C. J. Lee, P. J. M. van der Slot, P. Groß, and K. J. Boller, “Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser,” SPIE 455, 645518 (2013).

Niu, Y. X.

Payne, S. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Peng, Q.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200  W diode-side-pumped CW 2  μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B 103, 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Peng, Q. J.

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11  μm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749–1755 (1997).

Phua, P. B.

K. S. Lai, P. B. Phua, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, S. W. Toh, B. T. Toh, and A. Chng, “120-W continuous-wave diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1591–1593 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Lai, W. J. Xie, R. F. Wu, Y. L. Lim, E. Lau, L. Chia, and P. B. Phua, “A 150  W 2-micron diode-pumped Tm:YAG laser,” in Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, 2002), Vol. 68, pp. 535–539.

Sani, E.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sato, A.

Schellhorn, M.

Singh, U. N.

Skidmore, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Solskii, I. M.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Speth, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Stoneman, R. C.

Sugak, D. Y.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Suni, P. J. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 μm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 31, 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sutton, S. B.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG diode-pumped solid-state laser,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, T.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11  μm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749–1755 (1997).

Taccheo, S.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11  μm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749–1755 (1997).

Toh, B. T.

Toh, S. W.

Toncelli, A.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tonelli, M.

G. Galzerano, E. Sani, A. Toncelli, S. Taccheo, M. Tonelli, and P. Laporta, “Experimental investigation of the 2.1  μm single-mode Tm-Ho:KYF laser,” Appl. Phys. B 78, 733–736 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Trieu, B. C.

Ubizskii, S. B.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Vakiv, M. M.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

van der Slot, P. J. M.

A. F. Nieuwenhuis, C. J. Lee, P. J. M. van der Slot, P. Groß, and K. J. Boller, “Mid-infrared ZGP optical parametric oscillator directly pumped by a lamp-pumped, Q-switched Cr,Tm,Ho:YAG laser,” SPIE 455, 645518 (2013).

Wang, C. L.

Wang, Q.

B. Q. Yao, F. Chen, C. H. Zhang, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, and X. M. Duan, “Room temperature single-frequency output from a diode-pumped Tm,Ho:YAP laser,” Opt. Lett. 36, 1554–1556 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing characteristics of a single-frequency Tm:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. 19, 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. Z.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the rod Tm:YAG laser around 2 μm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power of the Tm:YAG laser versus LD diode pump power for different modules.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Thermal focus length of a single-laser module versus diode-pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Stability-zone calculations for the fundamental mode beam radius at the center of laser rod of laser module 2 as a function of thermal focal length.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power of the 2.07 μm rod Tm:YAG laser versus diode pump power.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Spectra of rod Tm:YAG laser, the central wavelength is 2.07 μm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Beam quality factor of the 2.07 μm rod Tm:YAG laser measured at an output power of 267 W.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Stability of the 2.07 μm rod Tm:YAG laser measured at an output power of 267 W.

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