Abstract

Ray-tracing algorithm was used to simulate the pump absorption efficiency and pump absorption distribution of LD corner-pumped laser with different parameters of Nd:YAG composite slab crystal. Resonator experiment was performed to suppress the oscillation of higher-order modes and realize TEM00 operation. Experiment results showed that the output power was 11.94W with an optical-optical efficiency of over 26%, and the M2 factors of beam quality at width and thickness directions were 1.18 and 1.34, respectively. It has been proven that the corner-pumped configuration could obtain laser output with good beam quality as a result of high pump efficiency and good pump uniformity.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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2004 (2)

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1994 (1)

1993 (1)

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R. J. Shine, A. J. Aifrey, and R. L. Byer, “A 40W cw, TEM00 mode, diode-laser-pumped, Nd:YAG zig-zag miniature-slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 2379, 112–119 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Brendel, M.

Byer, R. L.

R. J. Shine, A. J. Aifrey, and R. L. Byer, “A 40W cw, TEM00 mode, diode-laser-pumped, Nd:YAG zig-zag miniature-slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 2379, 112–119 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chen, G.

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

W. A. Clarkson, “Thermal effects and their mitigation in end-pumped solid-state lasers,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2381–2395 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Danzmann, K.

Fallnich, C.

Flood, C. J.

Frede, M.

Gong, M.

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “520-W continuous-wave diode corner-pumped composite Yb:YAG slab laser,” Opt. Lett. 30(7), 726–728 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gong, W.

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, F. Lu, Q. Liu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “Efficient corner-pumped Yb:YAG/YAG composite slab laser,” Appl. Opt. 45(16), 3806–3810 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “520-W continuous-wave diode corner-pumped composite Yb:YAG slab laser,” Opt. Lett. 30(7), 726–728 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Klingenberg, H. H.

Li, C.

M. Gong, F. Lu, Q. Liu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “Efficient corner-pumped Yb:YAG/YAG composite slab laser,” Appl. Opt. 45(16), 3806–3810 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “520-W continuous-wave diode corner-pumped composite Yb:YAG slab laser,” Opt. Lett. 30(7), 726–728 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, G.

J. Zou, S. Zhao, K. Yang, and G. Li, “Determining the thermal lens focus of LD end-pumped Nd:BGdVO4 solid-state laser with CCD detecting method,” Laser Technol. 30, 422–428 (2006).

Liu, Q.

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, F. Lu, Q. Liu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “Efficient corner-pumped Yb:YAG/YAG composite slab laser,” Appl. Opt. 45(16), 3806–3810 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “520-W continuous-wave diode corner-pumped composite Yb:YAG slab laser,” Opt. Lett. 30(7), 726–728 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lu, F.

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, F. Lu, Q. Liu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “Efficient corner-pumped Yb:YAG/YAG composite slab laser,” Appl. Opt. 45(16), 3806–3810 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, and C. Li, “520-W continuous-wave diode corner-pumped composite Yb:YAG slab laser,” Opt. Lett. 30(7), 726–728 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

ma, D.

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Seamans, J. F.

Seifert, F.

Shine, R. J.

R. J. Shine, A. J. Aifrey, and R. L. Byer, “A 40W cw, TEM00 mode, diode-laser-pumped, Nd:YAG zig-zag miniature-slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 2379, 112–119 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tidwell, S. C.

van Driel, H. M.

Walker, D. R.

Wilheim, R.

Willke, B.

Xue, H.

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yan, P.

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yang, H.

H. Yang, “41 W CW TEM00 (M2=1.2) 1064 nm beam generation from a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of a dual-telescopic optics configuration,” Opt. Commun. 204(1-6), 263–266 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Yang, K.

J. Zou, S. Zhao, K. Yang, and G. Li, “Determining the thermal lens focus of LD end-pumped Nd:BGdVO4 solid-state laser with CCD detecting method,” Laser Technol. 30, 422–428 (2006).

Zhao, S.

J. Zou, S. Zhao, K. Yang, and G. Li, “Determining the thermal lens focus of LD end-pumped Nd:BGdVO4 solid-state laser with CCD detecting method,” Laser Technol. 30, 422–428 (2006).

Zou, J.

J. Zou, S. Zhao, K. Yang, and G. Li, “Determining the thermal lens focus of LD end-pumped Nd:BGdVO4 solid-state laser with CCD detecting method,” Laser Technol. 30, 422–428 (2006).

Acta Phys. Sinica (1)

Q. Liu, M. Gong, C. Li, W. Gong, F. Lu, and G. Chen, “Corner-pumped Yb:YAG lasers,” Acta Phys. Sinica 54, 721–725 (2005).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Gong, C. Li, Q. Liu, G. Chen, W. Gong, and P. Yan, “200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 265–267 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Q. Liu, M. Gong, F. Lu, W. Gong, C. Li, and D. ma, “Corner-pumped Yb: yttrium aluminum garnet slab emitted up to 1 KW,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1–3 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. (1)

W. A. Clarkson, “Thermal effects and their mitigation in end-pumped solid-state lasers,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 34(16), 2381–2395 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Laser Technol. (1)

J. Zou, S. Zhao, K. Yang, and G. Li, “Determining the thermal lens focus of LD end-pumped Nd:BGdVO4 solid-state laser with CCD detecting method,” Laser Technol. 30, 422–428 (2006).

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Yang, “41 W CW TEM00 (M2=1.2) 1064 nm beam generation from a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of a dual-telescopic optics configuration,” Opt. Commun. 204(1-6), 263–266 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

F. Lu, M. Gong, H. Xue, Q. Liu, and W. Gong, “Analysis on the temperature distribution and thermal effects in corner-pumped slab lasers,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 45(1), 43–48 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

R. J. Shine, A. J. Aifrey, and R. L. Byer, “A 40W cw, TEM00 mode, diode-laser-pumped, Nd:YAG zig-zag miniature-slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 2379, 112–119 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. Koecher, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, New York, 1999), Chap. 2.

W. Koecher, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, New York, 1999), Chap. 5.

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Figures (6)

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Schematic of optical-coupled system. (a) Top view. (b) Side view.

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The distribution of pump power absorption in doped region

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Multimode output power as a function of pump power

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Experimental setup for a corner-pumped Nd:YAG laser

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TEM00 output power as a function of pump power

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The beam radius on the crystal (red line) and The output coupler (blue line) as a function of power of thermal lens

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Table 1 The Optimized Parameters of the Composite Slab

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Table 2 The Beam Quality of Laser Output at Four Pump Power Level

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