Abstract

We report a 12.2 W pulsed TEM00 output from Q-switched quasi-concentric laser resonator with line-shaped end-pumping profile, with the repetition rate of 30 kHz and optical-optical efficiency of 27.1%. The laser output mode is symmetrized in two directions in terms of beam quality, waist radius, and waist position.

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  1. N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
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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]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2009 (1)

2008 (2)

J. I. Mackenzie and W. A. Clarkson, “Circular output from a high power Nd:YLF slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2004 (1)

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229(1-6), 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

2001 (1)

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, E. A. P.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

J. I. Mackenzie and W. A. Clarkson, “Circular output from a high power Nd:YLF slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cole, J.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Damzen, M. J.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M. J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 76(4), 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Diart, R.

Du, C.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Du, K.

Du, K. M.

Dudley, D. R.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fu, X.

Q. Liu, X. Yan, X. Fu, M. Gong, and D. Wang, “183 WTEM00 mode acoustic-optic Q-switched MOPA laser at 850 kHz,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5636–5644 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5636 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Gong, X. Fu, and Q. Wang, “Determination of Thermal Lensing and Dynamic Operating Point of Quasi-concentric Laser Resonator with Line-shaped End-pumping Profile: The Influence of TEM00 Beam Size,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (Accepted for publication).

Giesekus, J.

Gong, M.

Q. Liu, X. Yan, X. Fu, M. Gong, and D. Wang, “183 WTEM00 mode acoustic-optic Q-switched MOPA laser at 850 kHz,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5636–5644 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5636 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, X. Fu, and Q. Wang, “Determination of Thermal Lensing and Dynamic Operating Point of Quasi-concentric Laser Resonator with Line-shaped End-pumping Profile: The Influence of TEM00 Beam Size,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (Accepted for publication).

Griswold, K. D.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hodgson, N.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huang, L.

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jordan, W. A.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knapp, S. L.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knappe, R.

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Li, D.

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229(1-6), 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, D. J.

Liao, C. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Q.

Loosen, P.

Mackenzie, J. I.

J. I. Mackenzie and W. A. Clarkson, “Circular output from a high power Nd:YLF slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

McDonagh, L.

Meng, X.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Minassian, A.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M. J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 76(4), 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nebel, A.

Nighan, W. L.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Peirce, A. A.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Petersen, A. B.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pohalski, C. C.

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Poprawe, R.

Shao, Z.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shi, P.

Thompson, B.

A. Minassian, B. Thompson, and M. J. Damzen, “Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser,” Appl. Phys. B 76(4), 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, C.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, D.

Wang, J.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Q.

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Gong, X. Fu, and Q. Wang, “Determination of Thermal Lensing and Dynamic Operating Point of Quasi-concentric Laser Resonator with Line-shaped End-pumping Profile: The Influence of TEM00 Beam Size,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (Accepted for publication).

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229(1-6), 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wei, X. Y.

Wu, N.

Xu, J.

Yan, X.

Zhang, H.

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229(1-6), 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H. L.

Zhu, L.

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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(4), 341–343 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Gong, X. Fu, and Q. Wang, “Determination of Thermal Lensing and Dynamic Operating Point of Quasi-concentric Laser Resonator with Line-shaped End-pumping Profile: The Influence of TEM00 Beam Size,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (Accepted for publication).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. C. Liao, Y. P. Lan, and S. C. Wang, “Efficient high-power diode-end-pumped TEM00 Nd:YVO4 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11(10), 1241–1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

M. Gong, Q. Wang, L. Huang, and Y. Wang, “Compact TEM00 Nd:YVO4 slab laser end pumped by an LD bar,” Laser Phys. 18(7), 827–830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, “An 110 W Nd:YVO4 slab laser with high beam quality output,” Opt. Commun. 229(1-6), 349–354 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, “High-power actively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser end-pumped by a fiber-coupled diode-laser array,” Opt. Commun. 188(1-4), 155–162 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (2)

J. I. Mackenzie and W. A. Clarkson, “Circular output from a high power Nd:YLF slab laser,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Hodgson, K. D. Griswold, W. A. Jordan, S. L. Knapp, A. A. Peirce, C. C. Pohalski, E. A. P. Cheng, J. Cole, D. R. Dudley, A. B. Petersen, and W. L. Nighan., “High-power TEM-mode operation of diode-pumped solid state lasers,” Proc. SPIE 3611, 119–131 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The measured beam quality through the symmetrization process: (a) asymmetric beam quality, waist radius, and waist position; (b) waist position symmetrized; (c) beam quality and waist position symmetrized; (d) symmetric beam quality, waist radius, and waist position. (Horizontal axis: beam spot position; vertical axis: beam spot size)

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Configuration of experimental setup

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optimized mode matching between pump mode and TEM00 mode

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Variation of operating point due to different cavity design

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spatial form of TEM00 output: (a) asymmetric waist radius; (b) symmetric waist radius

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output power and pulse instability at different repetition rate

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Oscilloscope trace of (a) pulses series at 30 kHz (10 μs/div); (b) overlapping of the multi-pulses at 30 kHz (50 ns/div)

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