Abstract

High power operation of high repetition Q-switched ceramic Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated using a master-oscillator power amplifier with transversely-pumped bounce geometry. The laser system produced >40W high spatial quality output (M 2 < 1.3) at a pulse repetition frequency of >100kHz. Pulse width of 35–80ns was achieved in pulse repetition frequency range of 10–150kHz.

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2006 (1)

2005 (2)

T. Omatsu , T. Isogami , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ >100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd 3+ YAG laser in bounce geometry ,“ Opt. Comm.   249 , 531 – 537 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref]

Y. Ojima , K. Nawata , and T. Omatsu , “ Over 10-watt pico-second diffraction-limited output from a Nd:YVO 4 slab amplifier with a phase conjugate mirror ,“ Opt. Express ,   13 , 8993 – 8998 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

2000 (2)

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]

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)

Aboitesa, V.

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Alcock, A. J.

Bernard, J. E.

Damzen, M. J.

T. Omatsu , M. Okida , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ High repetition rate Q-switching performance in transversely diode-pumped Nd doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser ,“ Opt. Express   14 2727 – 2734 ( 2006 ).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Omatsu , T. Isogami , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ >100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd 3+ YAG laser in bounce geometry ,“ Opt. Comm.   249 , 531 – 537 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref]

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

A. Minassian , B. A. Thompson , G. R. Smith , and M. J. Damzen , “ 104W diode-pumped TEM 00 Nd:GdVO 4 master-oscillator power-amplifier ,“ in Advanced Solid State Photonics Technical Digest ( Optical Society of America ) paper MF46,Vienna, Austria ( 2005 )

Garcia-Lopeza, J. H.

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Ikesue, A.

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 Nd 3+ YAG laser in bounce geometry ,“ Opt. Comm.   249 , 531 – 537 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref]

Jackel, S.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[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.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

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]

Kiryanova, A. V.

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Kudryashov, A.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

Lallouz, R.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[Crossref]

Lavi, R.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[Crossref]

Lebiush, E.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[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 , 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

Minassian, A.

T. Omatsu , M. Okida , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ High repetition rate Q-switching performance in transversely diode-pumped Nd doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser ,“ Opt. Express   14 2727 – 2734 ( 2006 ).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Omatsu , T. Isogami , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ >100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd 3+ YAG laser in bounce geometry ,“ Opt. Comm.   249 , 531 – 537 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref]

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

A. Minassian , B. A. Thompson , G. R. Smith , and M. J. Damzen , “ 104W diode-pumped TEM 00 Nd:GdVO 4 master-oscillator power-amplifier ,“ in Advanced Solid State Photonics Technical Digest ( Optical Society of America ) paper MF46,Vienna, Austria ( 2005 )

Misawa, K.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

Murai, T.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

Nawata, K.

Ojima, Y.

Okida, M.

Omatsu, T.

Prabhu, M.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

Smith, G. R.

A. Minassian , B. A. Thompson , G. R. Smith , and M. J. Damzen , “ 104W diode-pumped TEM 00 Nd:GdVO 4 master-oscillator power-amplifier ,“ in Advanced Solid State Photonics Technical Digest ( Optical Society of America ) paper MF46,Vienna, Austria ( 2005 )

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]

Takaichi, K.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

Thompson, B. A.

A. Minassian , B. A. Thompson , G. R. Smith , and M. J. Damzen , “ 104W diode-pumped TEM 00 Nd:GdVO 4 master-oscillator power-amplifier ,“ in Advanced Solid State Photonics Technical Digest ( Optical Society of America ) paper MF46,Vienna, Austria ( 2005 )

Tsadka, S.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[Crossref]

Tzuk, Y.

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[Crossref]

Ueda, K.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

Uematsu, T.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 ceramic laser ,“ Appl. Phys. Lett.   78 , 3586 – 3588 ( 2001 ).
[Crossref]

Xu, J.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

Yanagitani, T.

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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]

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. (2)

J. 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:Y 3 A l5 O 12 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. 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. (2)

T. Omatsu , T. Isogami , A. Minassian , and M. J. Damzen , “ >100 kHz Q-switched operation in transversely diode-pumped ceramic Nd 3+ YAG laser in bounce geometry ,“ Opt. Comm.   249 , 531 – 537 ( 2005 ).
[Crossref]

J. H. Garcia-Lopeza , V. Aboitesa , A. V. Kiryanova , M. J. Damzen , and A. Minassian , “ High repetition rate Q-switching of high power Nd:YVO 4 slab laser,, “ Opt. Comm.   218 155 – 160 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

A. Minassian , B. A. Thompson , G. R. Smith , and M. J. Damzen , “ 104W diode-pumped TEM 00 Nd:GdVO 4 master-oscillator power-amplifier ,“ in Advanced Solid State Photonics Technical Digest ( Optical Society of America ) paper MF46,Vienna, Austria ( 2005 )

E. Lebiush , R. Lavi , Y. Tzuk , S. Jackel , R. Lallouz , and S. Tsadka , Opt. Commun. , 145 , 119 ( 1998 ).
[Crossref]

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

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental Nd-doped ceramic YAG laser with bounce amplifier geometry, showing (a) CW multi-mode laser cavity, and (b) Asymmetric cavity for high beam quality Q-switched output.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

CW output power as a function of pump diode power for various output coupler reflectivities. Red solid squares show experimental output power from the long asymmetric cavity.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a). Experimental average output power and (b) pulse width versus pulse repetition frequency. (c) A snap shot of temporal evolution of the Q-switched pulse at the PRF of 100kHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup for the Nd:YAG ceramic MOPA.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental average output powers from the MOPA system at various pump levels.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Average output power from the MOPA as a function of pulse repetition frequency.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Spatial form of the Q-switched output from the MOPA system.

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