Abstract

We have demonstrated what is to our knowledge the first Nd:YVO4 laser longitudinally pumped by a surface-emitting laser diode. An optical/optical efficiency of 32% was obtained with a nearly diffraction-limited beam.

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1993

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, J. P. Pocholle, Electron. Lett. 28, 1630 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Birnbaum, M.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 460.

Browder, G. S.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Carriere, C.

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

De Vito, M.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Endriz, J.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Feugnet, G.

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, G. Feugnet, J. P. Pocholle, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AMC6.

Fields, R. A.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 460.

Fincher, C. L.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 460.

Groussin, B.

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Haden, J. M.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Harnagel, G. L.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jansen, M.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Larat, C.

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, J. P. Pocholle, Electron. Lett. 28, 1630 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, G. Feugnet, J. P. Pocholle, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AMC6.

Maws, L. J.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ou, S. S.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Parent, A.

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Piano, W. E.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Pitard, F.

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pocholle, J. P.

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, J. P. Pocholle, Electron. Lett. 28, 1630 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, G. Feugnet, J. P. Pocholle, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AMC6.

Roth, T. J.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Sakamoto, M.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Schwarz, M.

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, J. P. Pocholle, Electron. Lett. 28, 1630 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, G. Feugnet, J. P. Pocholle, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AMC6.

Vakili, M.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Welch, D. F.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Willing, S.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Worland, D. P.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J. J.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Yao, H. C.

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

S. S. Ou, M. Jansen, J. J. Yang, L. J. Maws, T. J. Roth, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2085 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

B. Groussin, F. Pitard, A. Parent, C. Carriere, Electron. Lett. 29, 370 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, J. P. Pocholle, Electron. Lett. 28, 1630 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

T. Y. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 895 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Endriz, M. Vakili, G. S. Browder, M. De Vito, J. M. Haden, G. L. Harnagel, W. E. Piano, M. Sakamoto, D. F. Welch, S. Willing, D. P. Worland, H. C. Yao, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 952 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Other

C. Larat, M. Schwarz, G. Feugnet, J. P. Pocholle, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers and Compact Blue-Green Lasers, Vol. 2 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper AMC6.

R. A. Fields, M. Birnbaum, C. L. Fincher, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 460.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

M-SELD schematic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Perpendicular plane far-field energy distribution.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

M-SELD image within the rod. Only 0.81-μm light was transmitted to the CCD camera, and the area of the analyzed square is 1.6 mm × 1.6 mm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Fluorescence profile at 1.067 μm. The area of the analyzed square is 1.6 mm × 1.6 mm. The profile is almost circular, with a slight distortion that is due to nonuniformities of the M-SELD.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Surface-emitting laser-diode-pumped Nd-laser layout.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output energy versus incident pump energy for the Nd:YVO4 crystal. Incident pump energy is the pump energy transmitted by the coupling optics and the 10-m radius-of-curvature cavity mirror

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