Abstract

We demonstrated the highly efficient continuous wave (CW) and <i>Q</i>-switched infrared laser from a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG crystal. A CW output as high as 66 W at 1319 nm was achieved under the pump power of 460 W, corresponding to a coversion efficiency of 14.3%. A maximum average power of 8.9 W of TEM00 mode was obtained in <i>Q</i>-switched operation at the repetition rate of 8 kHz. The performance of the laser considering the thermal lens effect induced by pump power was also analyzed.

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X. P. Hu, X. Wang, Z. Yan, H. X. Li, J. L. He, and S. N. Zhu, Appl. Phys. B 86, 265 (2007).

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P. K. Mukhopadhyay, K. Ranganathan, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Gupta, and T. P. S. Nathan, Opt. Commun. 256, 139 (2005).

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C. Chen, Y. Li, S. Yin, Y. Ge, X. Hu, Q. Qin, and P. Wang, Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) 28, 13 (2001).

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Y. Inoue and S. Fujikawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 751 (2000).

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Chin. Opt. Lett.

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