Abstract

We demonstrate a high average power ~4 ps output from a phase conjugate laser system based on a diode-side-pumped Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 bounce amplifier. An average output power of 16.2 W with a peak power of 210 kW was achieved. A corresponding extraction efficiency of 23% was measured.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. Minassian, and M. J. Damzen, "Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser," Appl. Phys. 90, 445-449 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

2006 (3)

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

Y. F. Chen, M. L. Ku, L. Y. Tsai, and Y. C. Chen, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched picosecond Nd:GDxY1-xVO4 self-stimulated Raman laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2279-2281 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

2003 (3)

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, X. Meng, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, "Pulse energy enhancement in passive Q-switching operation with a class of Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

M. J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Ross, 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]

H. Jiang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Xia, X. Hu, B. Teng, and C. Zhang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Commun. 198, 447-452 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Bernard and A. J. Alcock, "High-efficiency diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 968-970 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Alcock, A. J.

Alexander, J.

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Bernard, J. E.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Buse, K.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Carra, L.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

Chen, Y. F.

Chow, Y. T.

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Crofts, G. J.

M. J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Ross, 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.

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. Minassian, and M. J. Damzen, "Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser," Appl. Phys. 90, 445-449 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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]

M. J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Ross, 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]

Ding, A.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dymott, M. J. P.

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Furuki, K.

Goto, M.

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

Hesse, H.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Honninger, C.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hu, X.

H. Jiang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Xia, X. Hu, B. Teng, and C. Zhang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Commun. 198, 447-452 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Imaizumi, T.

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

Jiang, H.

H. Jiang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Xia, X. Hu, B. Teng, and C. Zhang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Commun. 198, 447-452 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

J. Liu, X. Meng, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, "Pulse energy enhancement in passive Q-switching operation with a class of Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kartner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kmetec, J. D.

Kopf, D.

Kraetzig, E.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ku, M. L.

Liu, J.

J. Liu, X. Meng, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, "Pulse energy enhancement in passive Q-switching operation with a class of Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kartner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Honninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Quantum Electron 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Meng, X.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, X. Meng, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, "Pulse energy enhancement in passive Q-switching operation with a class of Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mersch, F.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Meyer, J.

Minassian, A.

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. Minassian, and M. J. Damzen, "Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser," Appl. Phys. 90, 445-449 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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]

Moser, M.

Nawata, K.

Ogawa, T.

Oheide, S. L.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ojima, Y.

Okida, M.

Omastu, T.

Omatsu, T.

T. Omatsu, M. Okida, A. Minassian, and M. J. Damzen, "Passive Q-switching of a diode-side-pumped Nd-doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser," Appl. Phys. 90, 445-449 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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]

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

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

Ozygus, B.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paschootta, R.

Pirzio, F.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Riehemann, S.

K. Buse, S. Riehemann, S. L. Oheide, H. Hesse, F. Mersch, and E. Kraetzig, "Refractive indices of single domain BaTiO3 for different wavelengths and temperatures," Phys. Stat. Sol.(a) 135, K87-K89 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ross, E.

M. J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Ross, 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]

Scarpa, D.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shao, Z.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Liu, X. Meng, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, "Pulse energy enhancement in passive Q-switching operation with a class of Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sphler, G. J.

Teng, B.

H. Jiang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Xia, X. Hu, B. Teng, and C. Zhang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Commun. 198, 447-452 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tomaselli, A.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Trew, M.

M. J. Damzen, M. Trew, E. Ross, 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]

Truong, G.

Tsai, L. Y.

Vacchi, C.

A. Agnesi, L. Carra, F. Pirzio, G. Reali, A. Tomaselli, D. Scarpa, and C. Vacchi, "Amplification of a low-power picosecond Nd:YVO4 laser by a diode-laser side-pumped grazing-incidence slab amplifier," IEEE J. Quantum Electron 42, 772-776 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

H. Zhang, J. Wang, C. Wang, L. Zhu, X. Meng, M. Jiang, and Y. T. Chow, "A comparative study of crystal growth and laser properties of Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:GdxLa1-xVO4 (x = 0.80, 0.60, 0.45) crystals," Opt. Mater. 23, 449-454 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Jiang, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Xia, X. Hu, B. Teng, and C. Zhang, "Optical and laser properties of Nd:GdVO4 crystal," Opt. Commun. 198, 447-452 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, "Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4," Opt. Lett 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weber, H.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the phase-conjugate amplifier system.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Average output power in the Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 amplifiers as a function of the pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The intensity autocorrelation trace of the output.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The wavelength trace of the output.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Estimated peak power with the measured pulse width of the outputs as a function of pump power.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Output power as a function of pump power under three-bar diode stack pumping.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Intensity autocorrelation trace of the output under three-bar diode stack pumping.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

The spatial profile of the output beam under three-bar diode stack pumping.

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Numerically simulated model of the four pass amplifier.

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Table 1. Physical parameters for numerical simulation.

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τ = τ 0 [ ( 1 + 2 · Δ ω β τ 0 ) 2 + ( 4 ln 2 ) 2 ( β τ 0 2 ) 2 ]

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