Abstract

We investigated design issues for the power scaling of a pico-second Nd:YVO4 master-oscillator power amplifier system with a photorefractive phase-conjugate mirror by using standard beam propagation analysis. We also demonstrated a 25 W diffraction-limited pico-second output. A corresponding extraction efficiency of 31 % was achieved.

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2005 (1)

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

J. C. Bermudez G., V. J. Pinto-Robledo, A.V. Kir’yanov, and M. J. Damzen, "The termo-lensing effect in a grazing incidence, diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Commun. 210, 75-82 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

E. Rosas, V. Aboites, and M. J. Damzen, "FWM interaction transfer matrix for self-adaptive laser oscillators," Opt. Commun. 174, 243-247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1987 (1)

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum and C. L. Fincher, "Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885-1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Aboites, V.

E. Rosas, V. Aboites, and M. J. Damzen, "FWM interaction transfer matrix for self-adaptive laser oscillators," Opt. Commun. 174, 243-247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Albers, K.

Alcock, A. J.

Bernard, J. E.

Birnbaum, M.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum and C. L. Fincher, "Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885-1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Brignon, A.

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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. 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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Rosas, V. Aboites, and M. J. Damzen, "FWM interaction transfer matrix for self-adaptive laser oscillators," Opt. Commun. 174, 243-247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Erler, J. W.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Fields, R. A.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum and C. L. Fincher, "Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885-1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fincher, C. L.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum and C. L. Fincher, "Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885-1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

Goto, M.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J. P.

Imaizumi, T.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lallier, E.

Liu, A.

Lombard, L.

Lucas-Leclin, G.

Nawata, K.

Ojima, Y.

Y. Ojima, K. Nawata, and T. Omastu, "Over 10-watt pico-second diffraction-limited output from a Nd:YVO4 slab amplifier with a phase conjugate mirror," Opt. Express 13, 8993-8998 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Omastu, T.

Omatsu, T.

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pauliat, G.

Roosen, G.

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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Rosas, V. Aboites, and M. J. Damzen, "FWM interaction transfer matrix for self-adaptive laser oscillators," Opt. Commun. 174, 243-247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D.

Song, J.

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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, A. W.

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Wittrock, U.

Zimer, H.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum and C. L. Fincher, "Highly efficient Nd:YVO4 diode-laser end-pumped laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 51, 1885-1886 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, and J. W. Erler, "Stimulated-emission cross section at 1064 and 1342 nm in Nd:YVO4,"J. Appl. Phys. 48, 4907-4911 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Imaizumi, M. Goto, Y. Ojima and T. Omatsu, "Characterization of a pico-second phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 laser system," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2515-2518 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

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. Commun. 196, 237-241 (2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Rosas, V. Aboites, and M. J. Damzen, "FWM interaction transfer matrix for self-adaptive laser oscillators," Opt. Commun. 174, 243-247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Bermudez G., V. J. Pinto-Robledo, A.V. Kir’yanov, and M. J. Damzen, "The termo-lensing effect in a grazing incidence, diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Commun. 210, 75-82 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Sciences Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986).

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