Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the highest quasi-cw output power to date, 150 W, with average output power of 69 W and pulse energy of 250 mJ, for an InGaAs diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser. This performance was obtained by use of a laser head designed to be part of a master oscillator power amplifier operating at 3 kW.

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[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, S. Klunk, G. Henein, Opt. Lett. 18, 423 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

1990 (2)

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, R. L.

Ballantyne, J. M.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Beach, R.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Bour, D. P.

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

Chartier, I.

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Chase, L. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Choi, H. K.

DeLoach, L. D.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

Fan, T. Y.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 19, 1343 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, S. Klunk, G. Henein, Opt. Lett. 18, 423 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Lacovara, H. K. Choi, C. A. Wang, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 16, 1089 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 419.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 224.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 100.

T. Y. Fan, in Solid State Lasers: New Developments and Applications, M. Inguscio, R. Wallenstein, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993), p. 189.

Fekete, D.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ferrand, B.

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Fischer, S. E.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Geisen, A.

A. Geisen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 227.

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 99, 211 (1993).
[CrossRef]

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Henein, G.

Hugel, H.

A. Geisen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 227.

Hutcheson, R.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 224.

Klunk, S.

Krupke, W. F.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, C. D. Orth, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Technical Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1993), p. 704.

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Kway, W. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

Lacovara, P.

Marshall, C.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Orth, C.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Orth, C. D.

S. A. Payne, C. D. Orth, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Technical Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1993), p. 704.

Ortiz, J.

J. Ortiz, U.S. patent5, 287, 372 (February15, 1994).

Payne, S. A.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

S. A. Payne, C. D. Orth, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Technical Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1993), p. 704.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Pelenc, D.

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Powell, H. T.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Roch, D.

D. Roch, in Stray Radiation V, R. P. Breault, ed., Proc. SPIE675, 9, 85–94 (1986.

Ruggieri, N. F.

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Schaffers, K. I.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Shepherd, D. P.

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 487.

Smith, L. K.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

Soltz, B. A.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sumida, D.

D. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 419.

Sumida, D. S.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 19, 1343 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 100.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 224.

B. A. Wechsler, D. S. Sumida, in CRC Handbook of Laser Science and Technology, Supplement 2: Optical Materials, M. J. Weber, ed. (CRC, Boca Raton, Fla., 1995), p. 608.

Voss, A.

A. Geisen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 227.

Wang, C. A.

Waters, R. G.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wechsler, B. A.

B. A. Wechsler, D. S. Sumida, in CRC Handbook of Laser Science and Technology, Supplement 2: Optical Materials, M. J. Weber, ed. (CRC, Boca Raton, Fla., 1995), p. 608.

Wittig, K.

A. Geisen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 227.

Wyon, C.

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

Yellen, S. L.

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. L. Yellen, R. G. Waters, Y. C. Chen, B. A. Soltz, S. E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J. M. Ballantyne, Electron. Lett. 26, 2083 (1990).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. G. Waters, D. P. Bour, S. L. Yellen, N. F. Ruggieri, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 531 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 99, 211 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (13)

I. Chartier, C. Wyon, D. Pelenc, B. Ferrand, D. P. Shepherd, D. C. Hanna, in Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Materials Reserach Society, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1993), Vol. 329, p. 179.

D. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 419.

A. Geisen, H. Hugel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 227.

C. Marshall, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, K. I. Schaffers, C. Orth, R. Beach, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1994), Vol. 2, p. 417.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), p. 100.

D. S. Sumida, T. Y. Fan, R. Hutcheson, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 224.

S. A. Payne, C. D. Orth, W. F. Krupke, in LEOS Technical Digest (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1993), p. 704.

T. Y. Fan, in Solid State Lasers: New Developments and Applications, M. Inguscio, R. Wallenstein, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1993), p. 189.

L. K. Smith, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. D. DeLoach, W. L. Kway, B. H. T. Chai, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 188.

J. Ortiz, U.S. patent5, 287, 372 (February15, 1994).

B. A. Wechsler, D. S. Sumida, in CRC Handbook of Laser Science and Technology, Supplement 2: Optical Materials, M. J. Weber, ed. (CRC, Boca Raton, Fla., 1995), p. 608.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 487.

D. Roch, in Stray Radiation V, R. P. Breault, ed., Proc. SPIE675, 9, 85–94 (1986.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of one third of the pump head, the section perpendicular to the rod axis; the other two thirds are identical. AR, antireflective; HR, highly reflective.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated time-dependent gain (long lines), parameterized by pump-cavity efficiency η. (a) Direct single-pass gain, (b) double-pass gain derived from the threshold lasing condition for four different output couplers. The open circles are the times at which detectable lasing was measured, and the filled circles are the times at which lasing reached a steady-state value.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscillogram of the quasi-cw lasing output.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Rigrod analysis output power prediction as a function of output mirror reflectivity, parameterized by pumping efficiency η, compared with the experiment.

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d n U / d t = η P λ P / h c - n U / τ ,
n U = ( τ η P λ pump / h c ) [ 1 - exp ( - t / τ ) ] .
Δ n = n 10 , 327 - n 612 ,
ln G = Δ n σ L = { ( f b + f a ) ( τ η P λ pump / h c ) × [ 1 - exp ( - t / τ ) ] - f a n T } σ L ,
P out = A I sat ( 1 - R 2 ) 1 - R 2 - R 1 R 2 + R 2 / R 1 × ( ln  G + ln  R 1 R 2 ) .

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