Abstract

High power operation of highly-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated using a laser diode transversely-pumped bounce geometry. Using a 2% doped ceramic Nd:YAG amplifier, an output power of 45W was achieved with 158W diode pumping. The cavity configuration was optimized for TEM00 operation and a high spatial quality output (M2 <1.5) was obtained at an output power of 27W. A ceramic Nd:YAG laser with 4% doping was operated at over 1 watt of output power. These are the highest power levels achieved in ceramic Nd:YAG lasers at >1% doping level.

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2005 (1)

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

B. Thompson, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “42W Nd:GdVO4 bounce laser oscillator”, In Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest (Optical Society of America) paper  CThJJ2, San Francisco, California (2004).

2003 (1)

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M.J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl.Phys. B 76, 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1986 (1)

V. Magni, “Resonators for solid-state lasers with large-volume fundamental mode and high alignment stability,” Appl.Opt. 25, 107–117 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alcock, A. J.

Bernard, J.E.

Crofts, G.J.

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M.J.

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. Thompson, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “42W Nd:GdVO4 bounce laser oscillator”, In Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest (Optical Society of America) paper  CThJJ2, San Francisco, California (2004).

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M.J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl.Phys. B 76, 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ikesue, A.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Isogami, T.

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kamata, K.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A.A.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kinoshita, T.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kudryashov, A.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kurimura, S.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lu, J.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Jianren

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Magni, V.

V. Magni, “Resonators for solid-state lasers with large-volume fundamental mode and high alignment stability,” Appl.Opt. 25, 107–117 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Minassian, A.

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. Thompson, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “42W Nd:GdVO4 bounce laser oscillator”, In Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest (Optical Society of America) paper  CThJJ2, San Francisco, California (2004).

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M.J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl.Phys. B 76, 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Misawa, K.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Murai, T.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Omatsu, T.

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Prabhu, M.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rosas, E.

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Shoji, I.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Song, J.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Thompson, B.

B. Thompson, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “42W Nd:GdVO4 bounce laser oscillator”, In Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest (Optical Society of America) paper  CThJJ2, San Francisco, California (2004).

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M.J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl.Phys. B 76, 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Trew, M.

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Uematsu, T.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yagi, H.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yanagitani, T.

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, K.

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A.A. Kaminskii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics,“ Appl. Phys. B 71, 469–473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

Jianren Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, “72 W Nd:Y3Al5O12 ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586–3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A.A. Kaminskii, “Highly efficient 2% Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet ceramic laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707–3709 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. Shoji, S. Kurimura, Y. Sato, T. Taira, A. Ikesue, and K. Yoshida, “Optical properties and laser characteristics of highly Nd3+ -doped Y3Al5O12 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 939–941 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl.Opt. (1)

V. Magni, “Resonators for solid-state lasers with large-volume fundamental mode and high alignment stability,” Appl.Opt. 25, 107–117 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl.Phys. B (1)

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M.J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl.Phys. B 76, 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (1)

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, and K. Kamata, “Fabrication of polycrystalline, transparent YAG ceramics by a solid-state reaction method,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 225–228 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Comm (1)

M.J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Rosas, and G.J. Crofts, “Continuous-wave Nd:YVO4 grazing-incidence laser with 22.5 W output power and 64% conversion efficiency,” Opt. Comm 196, 237–241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Comm. (1)

T. Omatsu, T. Isogami, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “>100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd3+YAG laser in bounce geometry,” Opt. Comm. 249, 531–537 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

http://baikowski.com/fr/technical_markets/tm_ceramicYAG.shtml

B. Thompson, A. Minassian, and M.J. Damzen, “42W Nd:GdVO4 bounce laser oscillator”, In Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest (Optical Society of America) paper  CThJJ2, San Francisco, California (2004).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental Nd-doped ceramic YAG laser with bounce amplifier geometry.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power as a function of diode pump power from the 2% Nd doped ceramic YAG laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output power as a function of diode pump power with the use of three-bar diode array stack for different output coupler reflectivities and for single mode (TEM00) configuration.

Fig. 4. (a)
Fig. 4. (a)

Spatial form of multimode output

Fig. 4. (b)
Fig. 4. (b)

Beam propagation factors at various pump levels.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spatial form (TEM00) of output from the extended asymmetric bounce cavity.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Output power from 4% Nd doped ceramic YAG laser.

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