Abstract

Thermal effects control is very critical in highly scaling the output power of diode-pumped solid-state lasers to a few watts especially for end pumping configuration. Low temperature reservation of the pumping surface and the crystal could be adopted to reduce thermal effects and improve laser performance. Diffusion bonding crystal has been demonstrated to be an effective method to relieve the thermal lensing theoretically based on the numerical heat analysis to the end-pumped anisotropic laser crystal. The temperature distribution in Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystal was analyzed before the end-pumped Nd:YVO4/YVO4 composite crystal laser with V cavity was designed and set up. The maximum output powers of 9.53 W at 1064 nm, 5.01 W at 532 nm were obtained while the pumping power was 17 W. The highest optical to optical conversion efficiencies were up to 59.1% at 1064 nm and 34.4% at 532 nm, respectively.

© 2007 Chinese Optics Letters

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