Abstract

We report on a diode end-pumped composite core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser. The ceramic Nd:YAG rod consists of a centrally doped region of 1.5 mm in diameter in a 3 mm rod. An output power of 144 W was achieved with an absorbed pump power of 226 W corresponding to an opt.-opt. efficiency of 64 % by longitudinal pumping with fiber-coupled laser diodes.

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J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar and R. M. Yow, "Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3050-3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, M. Brendel, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, "High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation," Opt. Express 12, 3581-3589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

2001

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics," Appl. Phys. B 71, 469-473 (2000).
[CrossRef]

E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yung-Fu Chen, "Pump-to-mode size ratio dependence of thermal loading in diode-end-pumped solid-state lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1835-1840 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Song, A. P. Liu, K. Okino, and K. Ueda, "Control of the thermal lensing effect with different pump light distributions," Appl. Opt. 36, 8051-8055 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993

1992

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, "Scaling CW Diode-End-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers to High Avarage Powers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997-1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Aung, Y. L.

Avizonis, P. V.

Beach, R. J.

E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bibeau, C.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, M.

Bowers, M. S.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, "Scaling CW Diode-End-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers to High Avarage Powers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997-1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Brendel, M.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, M. Brendel, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, "High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation," Opt. Express 12, 3581-3589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cousins, A. K.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, "Scaling CW Diode-End-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers to High Avarage Powers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997-1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Danzmann, K.

Diaconescu, B.

Dong, J.

Ebbers, C. A.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Emanuel, M. A.

E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fallnich, C.

Frede, M.

Gau, R.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Georgescu, S.

Gruber, J. B.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar and R. M. Yow, "Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3050-3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Harris, D. G.

Honea, E.

Ikesue, A.

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jancaitis, K. S.

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ji, J.

Jianqiu, X.

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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]

Jianren, L.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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]

Kaminshii, A. A.

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

Kaminskii, A. A.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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]

Kasamatsu, T.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

Kracht, D.

Kudryashov, A.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kumar, G. A.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kurimura, S.

Li, C.

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

Liu, A. P.

Lou, Q.

Lu, J.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

Lupei, A.

Lupei, V.

Misawa, K.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S. C.

E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Monroe, R. S.

Mukhin, I. B.

Murai, T.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Okino, K.

Palashov, O. V.

Payne, S. A.

Prabhu, M.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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]

Qi, Y.

Sardar, D. K.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar and R. M. Yow, "Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3050-3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Seamans, J.

Seamans, J. F.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, "Scaling CW Diode-End-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers to High Avarage Powers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997-1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Seifert, F.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, M. Brendel, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, "High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation," Opt. Express 12, 3581-3589 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shoji, I.

Skidmore, J.

E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Song, J.

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, 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. Song, A. P. Liu, K. Okino, and K. Ueda, "Control of the thermal lensing effect with different pump light distributions," Appl. Opt. 36, 8051-8055 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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E. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, J. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, S. B. Sutton, S. A. Payne, P. V. Avizonis, R. S. Monroe, and D. G. Harris, "High-power dual-rod Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 805-807 (2000).
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C. Bibeau, R. J. Beach, S. C. Mitchell, M. A. Emanuel, J. Skidmore, C. A. Ebbers, S. B. Sutton, and K. S. Jancaitis, "High-Average-Power 1 µm Performance and Frequency Conversion of a Diode-End-Pumped Yb:YAG Laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 2010-2019 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Taira, T.

Takaichi, K.

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tidwell, S.

Tidwell, S. C.

S. C. Tidwell, J. F. Seamans, M. S. Bowers, and A. K. Cousins, "Scaling CW Diode-End-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers to High Avarage Powers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 997-1009 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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. Song, A. P. Liu, K. Okino, and K. Ueda, "Control of the thermal lensing effect with different pump light distributions," Appl. Opt. 36, 8051-8055 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Willke, B.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, M. Brendel, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, "High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation," Opt. Express 12, 3581-3589 (2004).
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L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

Yagi, H.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
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L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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.

G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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]

Yoshida, K.

Yow, R. M.

J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar and R. M. Yow, "Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3050-3056 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zawischa, I.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
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Zhu, X.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Song, C. Li, J. Xu, K. Ueda, A. A. Kaminshii, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, "Optical properties and highly efficient laser oscillation of Nd:YAG ceramics," Appl. Phys. B 71, 469-473 (2000).
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L. Jianren, 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:YAl5O12 ceramic laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586-3588 (2001).
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L. Jianren, M. Prabhu, X. Jianqiu, 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).
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Class. Quantum Grav.

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, R. Gau, M. Brendel, I. Zawischa, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, and B. Willke, "High-power single-frequency Nd:YAG laser for gravitational wave detection," Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 895-901 (2004).
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G. A. Kumar, J. Lu, A. A. Kaminskii, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and N. V. Unnikrishnan, "Spectroscopic and Stimulated Emission Characteristics of Nd3+ in Transparent YAG Ceramics," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 747-758 (2004).
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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, "Analytical and Experimental Studies on the Characteristics of Composite Solid-State Laser Rods in Diode-End-Pumped Geometry," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9-18 (1997).
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J. B. Gruber, D. K. Sardar and R. M. Yow, "Energy-level structure and spectral analysis of Nd3+ (4f3) in polycrystalline ceramic garnet Y3Al5O12," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3050-3056 (2004).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Sketch of the composite core-doped Nd:YAG laser rod.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic set-up of the laser system.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pump light distribution obtained from numerical raytracing calculations. All distances are measured from the end surface of the crystal at the pump side.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Laser output vs. diode pump power for the core-doped crystal for different output coupler transmissions of 20 %, 25 % and 30 %.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Refractive power of the thermal lens vs. absorbed pump power.

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