Abstract

We demonstrate a high-repetition-rate millijoule passively Q-switched eye-safe Nd:YVO4 laser pumped by a quasi-CW diode stack. A theoretical analysis has been explored for the design criteria of generating TEMn,0 mode in the diode-stack directly side-pumping configuration. We successfully generate TEMn,0 modes at 1064 nm by adjusting the gain medium with respected to the laser axis. We further observe the spatial cleaning ability for generating an nearly TEM0,0 mode output at 1573 nm with a monolithic OPO cavity. At the repetition rate up to 200 Hz, the output pulse energy reaches 1.21 mJ with the threshold pump energy of 17.9 mJ.

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2012 (1)

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

F. F. Wu, J. W. Pierce, “An eye-safe optical parametric oscillator system with more than 5 megawatts peak power,” Proc. SPIE 7686, 768609 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

M. D. Wei, C. C. Cheng, S. S. Wu, “Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3527–3531 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. W. Schilling, S. R. Chinn, A. D. Hays, L. Goldberg, C. W. Trussell, “End-pumped 1.5 microm monoblock laser for broad temperature operation,” Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6607–6615 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

2003 (1)

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, H. L. Chang, “Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(3), 462–468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

1997 (1)

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

L. R. Marshall, A. Kaz, “Eye-safe output from noncritically phase-matched parametric oscillators,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10(9), 1730–1736 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

1990 (1)

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, R. D. Stultz, “20 Hz eyesafe laser rangefinder for air defense,” Proc. SPIE 1207, 124–135 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, “Single-transverse-mode LiNdP4O12 slab waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 50(2), 653–659 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Albert, O.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Avizonis, P.

Barr, D. N.

Beach, R.

Benett, W.

Chang, H. L.

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, H. L. Chang, “Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(3), 462–468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S. W.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, H. L. Chang, “Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(3), 462–468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, “High-power diode-pumped Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 25(19), 1442–1444 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, C. C.

M. D. Wei, C. C. Cheng, S. S. Wu, “Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3527–3531 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cheriaux, G.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chinn, S. R.

Cotel, A.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Davin, J.

Forget, N.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Freitas, B.

Goldberg, L.

Gregor, E.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, R. D. Stultz, “20 Hz eyesafe laser rangefinder for air defense,” Proc. SPIE 1207, 124–135 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Halldorsson, T.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Haring, R.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hays, A. D.

Heinemann, S.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, H.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Huang, J. Y.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Huang, T. M.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y. J.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Y. P.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Jabczynski, J. K.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

Jullien, A.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kao, C. F.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kaz, A.

Krichbaumer, W.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kubodera, K.

K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, “Single-transverse-mode LiNdP4O12 slab waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 50(2), 653–659 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Kwiatkowski, J.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

Lan, Y. P.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, H. L. Chang, “Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(3), 462–468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Le Blanc, C.

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lei, J. S.

Marshall, L. R.

Mehnert, A.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S.

Nagel, E.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nettleton, J. E.

Nieuwsma, D. E.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, R. D. Stultz, “20 Hz eyesafe laser rangefinder for air defense,” Proc. SPIE 1207, 124–135 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Otsuka, K.

K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, “Single-transverse-mode LiNdP4O12 slab waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 50(2), 653–659 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Peuser, P.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pierce, J. W.

F. F. Wu, J. W. Pierce, “An eye-safe optical parametric oscillator system with more than 5 megawatts peak power,” Proc. SPIE 7686, 768609 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schilling, B. W.

Schmitt, N. P.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Solarz, R.

Streicher, J.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Stultz, R. D.

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, R. D. Stultz, “20 Hz eyesafe laser rangefinder for air defense,” Proc. SPIE 1207, 124–135 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Su, K. W.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Trussell, C. W.

Tsai, S. W.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, “High-power diode-pumped Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 25(19), 1442–1444 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wachulak, P.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

Wang, C. L.

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S. C.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Tsai, S. C. Wang, “High-power diode-pumped Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 25(19), 1442–1444 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wei, M. D.

M. D. Wei, C. C. Cheng, S. S. Wu, “Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3527–3531 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Werner, C.

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wu, F. F.

F. F. Wu, J. W. Pierce, “An eye-safe optical parametric oscillator system with more than 5 megawatts peak power,” Proc. SPIE 7686, 768609 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wu, S. S.

M. D. Wei, C. C. Cheng, S. S. Wu, “Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3527–3531 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zendzian, W.

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

Zhuang, W. Z.

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, Y. C. Chen, Y. P. Lan, S. W. Tsai, “Compact efficient intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4/Cr4+:YAG laser in a hemispherical cavity,” Appl. Phys. B 77(5), 493–495 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. Zendzian, J. K. Jabczynski, P. Wachulak, J. Kwiatkowski, “High-repetition-rate, intracavity-pumped KTP OPO at 1572 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 329–332 (2005).

A. Cotel, A. Jullien, N. Forget, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, C. Le Blanc, “Nonlinear temporal pulse cleaning of a 1-μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system,” Appl. Phys. B 83(1), 7–10 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

Y. F. Chen, Y. P. Lan, H. L. Chang, “Analytical model for design criteria of passively Q-switched lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(3), 462–468 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, T. M. Huang, C. F. Kao, C. L. Wang, S. C. Wang, “Generation of Hermite-Gaussian modes in fiber-coupled laser-diode end-pumped lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(6), 1025–1031 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Kubodera, K. Otsuka, “Single-transverse-mode LiNdP4O12 slab waveguide laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 50(2), 653–659 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Y. Huang, W. Z. Zhuang, Y. P. Huang, Y. J. Huang, K. W. Su, Y. F. Chen, “Improvement of stability and efficiency in diode-pumped passively Q-switched intracavity optical parametric oscillator with a monolithic cavity,” Laser Phys. Lett. 9(7), 485–490 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. D. Wei, C. C. Cheng, S. S. Wu, “Instability and satellite pulse of passively Q-switching Nd:LuVO4 laser with Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber,” Opt. Commun. 281(13), 3527–3531 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

W. Krichbaumer, H. Herrmann, E. Nagel, R. Haring, J. Streicher, C. Werner, A. Mehnert, T. Halldorsson, S. Heinemann, P. Peuser, N. P. Schmitt, “A diode-pumped Nd:YAG lidar for airborne cloud measurements,” Opt. Laser Technol. 25(5), 283–287 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (2)

F. F. Wu, J. W. Pierce, “An eye-safe optical parametric oscillator system with more than 5 megawatts peak power,” Proc. SPIE 7686, 768609 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Gregor, D. E. Nieuwsma, R. D. Stultz, “20 Hz eyesafe laser rangefinder for air defense,” Proc. SPIE 1207, 124–135 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the Nd:YVO4 laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated transverse intensity distribution on the gain medium for (a) pump source, (b) TEM0,0 mode, (c)TEM1,0 mode and (d) TEM2,0 mode.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated results of the threshold tendency with respect to the displacement of the gain medium for generating TEMn,0 mode.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output energies at 1064 nm under free-running operation with respect to the incident pump energy of laser diode-stack. The inset: transverse mode distributions for TEM0,0 mode and TEM1,0 mode.

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Fig. 5

The temporal shapes for the PQS laser with the displacement between the gain medium and the laser diode-stack, Δx , equal to (a) 0.9 mm and (b) 1.3 mm.

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Fig. 6

The output performance for the IOPO laser: (a) The emission wavelength, (b) the temporal shapes, and (c) the transverse distribution.

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P th (TE M n,0 )= γ I sat η p L 1 s n,0 (x,y,z) r p (x,y,z)dv ,
s n,0 (xΔx,y)= 2 π ω 0 2 2 n n! H n 2 ( 2 (xΔx) ω 0 )exp( 2[ (xΔx) 2 + y 2 ] ω 0 2 ),
r p (x,y)= m=0 M1 R p { x,y[ mD( M1 2 )D ] } ,
R p (x,yξ)= 2 α π ω y (x) exp( α x 2 + (yξ) 2 )exp( 2 (yξ) 2 ω y 2 (x) ),
ω y (x)= ω y0 1+ [ M y λ p (xd) π ω y0 2 n ] 2 ,
N P th (TE M n,0 )= γ n,0 (Δx) [ b b 0 2a s n,0 (xΔx,y) r p (x,y)dxdy ] 1 ,

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