Abstract

A diode-pumped laser with greater than 11 W of cw 1064-nm output power and 3.5 W of frequency-doubled average power at a 50-kHz pulse repetition frequency has been developed. A single Nd:YAG rod was pumped with the combined output of three fiber-coupled diode-laser arrays. Each pump laser was capable of 10 W of cw output power. The fiber output of each pump laser was first collimated and then focused with a single lens onto one end of a Nd:YAG rod. The resonator mirrors for the L-shaped cavity were selected such that thermal lensing in the laser crystal was mostly compensated. The 532-nm output beam quality factor (M2) was less than 1.5.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. The length of the resonator is 10.5 cm. R, radius of curvature; HR’s, high reflectors; HT, high transmitter; A-O, acousto-optic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power at 1064 and 532 nm at a 50-kHz PRF as a function of the pump power incident upon the input mirror of the resonator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power at 532 nm and the laser pulse width as a function of the Q-switched PRF.

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