Abstract

In this Letter, a high-power diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser emitting at 1338nm is described. The output characteristics of the laser using the different output couplers for both the cw mode and the Q-switched mode have been studied. With a pumping power of 555W, the average output power decreases from 70W at 50kHzto55W (slope efficiency 21.2%, optical conversion efficiency 10%) at 5kHz. The highest peak power is up to 73kW with the pulse duration of 150ns at the repetition rate of 5kHz. When operated in cw mode, the output power of 100.5W was achieved, corresponding with the optical slope efficiency of 36%.

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Huang, L. X.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Express 16, 2989 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. Krennrich, R. Knappe, B. Henrich, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L'huillier, Appl. Phys. B 92, 165 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lin, W. X.

G. Zhang, H. Y. Shen, R. R. Zeng, C. H. Huang, W. X. Lin, and J. H. Huang, Opt. Commun. 183, 461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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A. Saha, A. Ray, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Datta, P. K. Dutta, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. B 87, 431 (2007).
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A. Rolle, A. Pereszlenyi, R. Koch, M. Richard, and B. Baier, J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 131, 1236 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ray, A.

A. Saha, A. Ray, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Datta, P. K. Dutta, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. B 87, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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A. Rolle, A. Pereszlenyi, R. Koch, M. Richard, and B. Baier, J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 131, 1236 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. Rolle, A. Pereszlenyi, R. Koch, M. Richard, and B. Baier, J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 131, 1236 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roy, S.

J. P. Boquillon, O. Musset, H. Guillet, and S. Roy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 1999), pp. 126-127.

Saha, A.

A. Saha, A. Ray, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Datta, P. K. Dutta, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. B 87, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Saltiel, S. M.

A. Saha, A. Ray, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Datta, P. K. Dutta, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. B 87, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shen, H. Y.

Y. Wei, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, L. X. Huang, and H. Y. Shen, Infrared Phys. Technol. 51, 91 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Zhang, H. Y. Shen, R. R. Zeng, C. H. Huang, W. X. Lin, and J. H. Huang, Opt. Commun. 183, 461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Vitert, Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Smith, R. G.

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Vitert, Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Su, H.

H. Y. Shen and H. Su, J. Appl. Phys. 86, 6647 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Van Vitert, L. G.

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Vitert, Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

D. Krennrich, R. Knappe, B. Henrich, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L'huillier, Appl. Phys. B 92, 165 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

Wei, Y.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Express 16, 2989 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wei, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, L. X. Huang, and H. Y. Shen, Infrared Phys. Technol. 51, 91 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Y. Zhu, C. H. Huang, G. Zhang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, J. Chen, W. D. Chen, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Commun. 270, 296 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wen, W. Q.

Yao, J. Q.

Zeng, R. R.

G. Zhang, H. Y. Shen, R. R. Zeng, C. H. Huang, W. X. Lin, and J. H. Huang, Opt. Commun. 183, 461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B.

Zhang, G.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Express 16, 2989 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Wei, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, L. X. Huang, and H. Y. Shen, Infrared Phys. Technol. 51, 91 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

G. Zhang, H. Y. Shen, R. R. Zeng, C. H. Huang, W. X. Lin, and J. H. Huang, Opt. Commun. 183, 461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, R.

Zhu, H. Y.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Express 16, 2989 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Y. Zhu, C. H. Huang, G. Zhang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, J. Chen, W. D. Chen, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Commun. 270, 296 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

D. Krennrich, R. Knappe, B. Henrich, R. Wallenstein, and J. A. L'huillier, Appl. Phys. B 92, 165 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Saha, A. Ray, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. K. Datta, P. K. Dutta, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. B 87, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Inoue and S. Fujikawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 751 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Infrared Phys. Technol. (1)

Y. Wei, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, L. X. Huang, and H. Y. Shen, Infrared Phys. Technol. 51, 91 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Y. Shen and H. Su, J. Appl. Phys. 86, 6647 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. (1)

A. Rolle, A. Pereszlenyi, R. Koch, M. Richard, and B. Baier, J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 131, 1236 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (2)

G. Zhang, H. Y. Shen, R. R. Zeng, C. H. Huang, W. X. Lin, and J. H. Huang, Opt. Commun. 183, 461 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Y. Zhu, C. H. Huang, G. Zhang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, J. Chen, W. D. Chen, and Z. Q. Chen, Opt. Commun. 270, 296 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

S. Singh, R. G. Smith, and L. G. Van Vitert, Phys. Rev. B 10, 2566 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. P. Boquillon, O. Musset, H. Guillet, and S. Roy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 1999), pp. 126-127.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental configuration. M1, high reflectivity mirror; M2, output coupler; B1, B2, beam splitter; L0, L1, L2, resonator length; AOM, acousto-optic modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power versus pumping power using different output couplers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power versus pumping power at the repetition rate of 10 kHz using different output couplers.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average output power and pulse duration versus repetition rate at the pumping power of 555 W .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Temporal profile of a single pulse.

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