Abstract

We report a high-power diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG laser operated at either 2.07 or 2.02 µm depending on the transmission of pumped output coupler. The laser yields 115W of continuous-wave output power at 2.07 µm with 5% output coupling, which is the highest output power for all solid-state 2.07 μm cw rod Tm:YAG laser reported so far. With an output coupler of 10% transmission, the center wavelength of the laser is switched to 2.02 μm with an output power of 77.1 W. This is the first observation of high-power wavelength switchable diode-side-pumped rod Tm:YAG laser around 2 µm.

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Asai, K.

Bai, Y.

Beach, R. J.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bo, Y.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bollig, C.

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[CrossRef]

Buryy, O. A.

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[CrossRef]

Cao, D.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S.

Cui, D.

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cui, D. F.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Du, S.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

M. Eichhorn, “Quasi-three-level solid-state lasers in the near and mid infrared based on trivalent rare earth ions,” Appl. Phys. B93(2-3), 269–316 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Emanuel, M. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Esterowitz, L.

Guo, Y.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hale, C. P.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 µm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.31(1), 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hannon, S. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 µm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.31(1), 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hara, H.

Henderson, S. W.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 µm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.31(1), 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. J. M. Suni and S. W. Henderson, “1-mJ/pulse Tm:YAG laser pumped by a 3-W diode laser,” Opt. Lett.16(11), 817–819 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Honea, E. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Itabe, T.

Izhnin, I. I.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B88(3), 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, M.

Ju, Y. L.

L. J. Lia, B. Q. Yao, Y. L. Ju, and Y. Z. Wang, “8.30 μm Singly Resonant ZnGeP2 Optical Parametric Oscillators Pumped by a Tm,Ho:GdVO4 Laser,” Laser Phys.19(10), 1957–1959 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing Characteristics of a Single-Frequency Tm:YAG Laser,” Laser Phys.19(6), 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kavaya, M. J.

Kong, J.

Lia, L. J.

L. J. Lia, B. Q. Yao, Y. L. Ju, and Y. Z. Wang, “8.30 μm Singly Resonant ZnGeP2 Optical Parametric Oscillators Pumped by a Tm,Ho:GdVO4 Laser,” Laser Phys.19(10), 1957–1959 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lu, J.

Magee, J. R.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 µm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.31(1), 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S. C.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Modlin, E. A.

Ngcobo, S.

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B94(2), 195–198 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pan, Z. B.

Payne, S. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Peng, Q.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Cao, Q. Peng, S. Du, J. Xu, Y. Guo, J. Yang, Y. Bo, J. Zhang, D. Cui, and Z. Xu, “A 200W diode-side-pumped CW 2 μm Tm:YAG laser with water cooling at 8°C,” Appl. Phys. B103(1), 83–88 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Petros, M.

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric Generation of 1-ps Pulses Between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 Crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petzar, P. J.

Sato, A.

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn, S. Ngcobo, and C. Bollig, “High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser,” Appl. Phys. B94(2), 195–198 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Singh, U. N.

Skidmore, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Solskii, I. M.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B88(3), 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Song, C. W.

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Speth, J. A.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Stoneman, R. C.

Sugak, D. Y.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B88(3), 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Suni, P. J. M.

S. W. Henderson, P. J. M. Suni, C. P. Hale, S. M. Hannon, J. R. Magee, D. L. Bruns, and E. H. Yuen, “Coherent laser radar at 2 µm using solid-state lasers,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.31(1), 4–15 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. J. M. Suni and S. W. Henderson, “1-mJ/pulse Tm:YAG laser pumped by a 3-W diode laser,” Opt. Lett.16(11), 817–819 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sutton, S. B.

E. C. Honea, R. J. Beach, S. B. Sutton, J. A. Speth, S. C. Mitchell, J. A. Skidmore, M. A. Emanuel, and S. A. Payne, “115-W Tm:YAG Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(9), 1592–1600 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, T.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric Generation of 1-ps Pulses Between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 Crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric Generation of 1-ps Pulses Between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 Crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Trieu, B. C.

Ubizskii, S. B.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B88(3), 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Vakiv, M. M.

O. A. Buryy, D. Y. Sugak, S. B. Ubizskii, I. I. Izhnin, M. M. Vakiv, and I. M. Solskii, “The comparative analysis and optimization of the free-running Tm3+:YAP and Tm3+:YAG microlasers,” Appl. Phys. B88(3), 433–442 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Wang, Q.

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing Characteristics of a Single-Frequency Tm:YAG Laser,” Laser Phys.19(6), 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. Z.

L. J. Lia, B. Q. Yao, Y. L. Ju, and Y. Z. Wang, “8.30 μm Singly Resonant ZnGeP2 Optical Parametric Oscillators Pumped by a Tm,Ho:GdVO4 Laser,” Laser Phys.19(10), 1957–1959 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing Characteristics of a Single-Frequency Tm:YAG Laser,” Laser Phys.19(6), 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Wang, Z. G.

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing Characteristics of a Single-Frequency Tm:YAG Laser,” Laser Phys.19(6), 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wu, C. T.

Y. L. Ju, Q. Wang, C. T. Wu, Z. G. Wang, and Y. Z. Wang, “Lasing Characteristics of a Single-Frequency Tm:YAG Laser,” Laser Phys.19(6), 1216–1219 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Wu, Y. L. Ju, Z. G. Wang, Q. Wang, C. W. Song, and Y. Z. Wang, “Diode-pumped single frequency Tm:YAG laser at room temperature,” Laser Phys. Lett.5(11), 793–796 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

D. Cao, S. Du, Q. Peng, J. Xu, Y. Bo, Y. Guo, J. Zhang, D. F. Cui, and Z. Y. Xu, “171.4 W Diode-Side-Pumped Q-Switched 2µm Tm:YAG Laser with a 10 kHz Repetition Rate,” Chin. Phys. Lett.29(4), 044210 (2012).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Energy level diagram of Tm: YAG lasers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the rod Tm:YAG laser around 2 µm

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The thermal focus length of a single laser module versus diode-pump power

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Stability-zone calculations for the fundamental mode beam radius at the center of laser rod of laser module 2 as a function of thermal focal length.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output power of rod Tm:YAG laser versus diode pumping power

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectra of rod Tm:YAG laser with different output couplings. The central wavelength is 2.07 μm for the one with Toc = 5% and 2.02 μm for the one with Toc = 10%

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Beam quality factor of a 2.07μm rod Tm:YAG laser measured at an output power of 115W

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Stability of a 2.07μm rod Tm:YAG laser measured at an output power of 115W

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