Abstract

We report continuous-wave and actively Q-switched laser performance achieved with Nd:LuVO4 crystal for the F43/2I411/2 transition (corresponding wavelength of 1065.8 nm) under high-power diode pumping. Continuous-wave output power of 12.55 W is obtained with an optical conversion efficiency of 50.2%. In actively Q-switched operation the average output power reaches 5.42 W at a pulse repetition frequency of 40 kHz with 18 W of pump power incident upon the crystal, yielding an optical conversion efficiency of 30.1%. The pulse energy and peak power reach 138 µJ and 16.2 kW, respectively, at a pulse repetition frequency of 25 kHz under a pump power of 14.2 W; the pulse duration is 8.5 ns.

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J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Commun. 188, 155 (2001).
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J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Phys. B 69, 241 (1999).
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Bettinelli, M.

Cavalli, E.

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Doualan, J. L.

Du, C.

Erhard, J.

Jiang, M.

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[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Phys. B 69, 241 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kelley, P. L.

J. J. Zayhowski and P. L. Kelley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 2220 (1991).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Maunier, C.

Meng, X.

J. Liu, B. Ozygus, S. Yang, J. Erhard, U. Seelig, A. Ding, H. Weber, X. Meng, L. Zhu, L. Qin, C. Du, X. Xu, and Z. Shao, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 652 (2003).
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Moncorge, R.

Ozygus, B.

Qin, L.

Seelig, U.

Shao, Z.

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[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Phys. B 69, 241 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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J. Liu, B. Ozygus, S. Yang, J. Erhard, U. Seelig, A. Ding, H. Weber, X. Meng, L. Zhu, L. Qin, C. Du, X. Xu, and Z. Shao, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 652 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Phys. B 69, 241 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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J. Liu, Z. Shao, H. Zhang, X. Meng, L. Zhu, and M. Jiang, Appl. Phys. B 69, 241 (1999).
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J. Liu, C. Wang, C. Du, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, X. Meng, J. Wang, Z. Shao, and M. Jiang, Opt. Commun. 188, 155 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental laser setup. AO, acousto-optic.

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Fig. 2

Continuous-wave output power versus incident pump power for three output couplings.

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Average output power versus incident pump power for three different PRFs. The output coupling was T=40%.

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Pulse energy versus incident pump power for three different PRFs.

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Table 1 Calculated Results of the Optimal Output Coupling at Different PRFs

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Table 2 Variations of Pulse Width and Peak Power with the Incident Pump Power at a PRF of 25 kHz

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