Abstract

We report on the laser performance and power scaling properties of a diode-laser side-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at high average power. The Nd:YAG laser is pumped by 35 20-W cw bars and produces 106 W of average power at 532 nm when it is intracavity doubled with KTiOPO4 and Q switched at 27 kHz, leading to a 5.4% optical-to-electrical efficiency.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  6. D. J. Kuizenga, “Intra-cavity beam relay for optical harmonic generation,” U.S. patent4,907,235 (March6, 1990) andD. J. Kuizenga, U.S. patent5,025,446 (June18, 1991).

1995 (1)

B. J. Le Garrec, G. J. Razé, “Assemblage de barrettes de diodes laser refroidies,” French patent 9513400 (November13, 1995).

1994 (2)

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1988 (1)

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Albrecht, G. F.

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chen, D.

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Comaskey, B.

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ebbers, C. A.

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fair, J. H.

M. V. Ortiz, J. H. Fair, D. J. Kuizenga, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, L. L. Chase, A. A. Pinto, eds., Vol. 13 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 361.

Golla, D.

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Han, P.

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Huang, C.

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Knoke, S.

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuizenga, D. J.

M. V. Ortiz, J. H. Fair, D. J. Kuizenga, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, L. L. Chase, A. A. Pinto, eds., Vol. 13 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 361.

D. J. Kuizenga, “Intra-cavity beam relay for optical harmonic generation,” U.S. patent4,907,235 (March6, 1990) andD. J. Kuizenga, U.S. patent5,025,446 (June18, 1991).

Le Garrec, B. J.

B. J. Le Garrec, G. J. Razé, “Assemblage de barrettes de diodes laser refroidies,” French patent 9513400 (November13, 1995).

Liu, W.

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Liu, Y.

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

Mitchell, S. C.

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ortiz, M. V.

M. V. Ortiz, J. H. Fair, D. J. Kuizenga, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, L. L. Chase, A. A. Pinto, eds., Vol. 13 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 361.

Razé, G. J.

B. J. Le Garrec, G. J. Razé, “Assemblage de barrettes de diodes laser refroidies,” French patent 9513400 (November13, 1995).

Schmidt, H.

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schöne, W.

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Velsko, S.

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, A. Tünnermann, H. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. B 58, 389 (1994); D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, H. Welling, Opt. Lett. 20, 1148 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Velsko, C. A. Ebbers, B. Comaskey, G. F. Albrecht, S. C. Mitchell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3086 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lasers (1)

C. Huang, P. Han, D. Chen, Y. Liu, W. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lasers 15, 726 (1988).

French patent (1)

B. J. Le Garrec, G. J. Razé, “Assemblage de barrettes de diodes laser refroidies,” French patent 9513400 (November13, 1995).

Other (2)

D. J. Kuizenga, “Intra-cavity beam relay for optical harmonic generation,” U.S. patent4,907,235 (March6, 1990) andD. J. Kuizenga, U.S. patent5,025,446 (June18, 1991).

M. V. Ortiz, J. H. Fair, D. J. Kuizenga, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, L. L. Chase, A. A. Pinto, eds., Vol. 13 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), p. 361.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diode-pumped laser head with Comissariat a l’Energie Atomique’s scalable diode transverse pumping. Top: side view showing the fivefold symmetry. Bottom: cross view showing two water-cooled assemblies made of six bars.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Z-shaped resonator for intracavity SHG: M’s, flat high reflectors at 1064 nm; M200, M100, concave (R = 200 and R = 100 mm, respectively) high reflectors at 1064 nm; M*’s, 45° high reflector at 532 nm; P, powermeter; AO, acousto-optic device. The cavity length is 0.5 m.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power at 532 nm and optical-to-electrical efficiency versus diode drive current with the CSK KTP crystal. The repetition rate range is 20–27 kHz.

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