Abstract

A frequency-quadrupled Nd:YAG laser pumped by a commercially available high-brightness stack is described. A master oscillator power amplifier configuration was implanted, and the laser delivered energy of 8  mJ at 0.266 µm. The laser was air cooled for easy use.

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G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Beach, R.

Benett, W.

Brignon, A.

Brousse, E.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

Bussac, C.

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chuang, T.

Davin, J.

Duchemin, J. P.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

Feugnet, G.

A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, Opt. Lett. 22, 1421 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fillardet, T.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

Freitas, B.

Hirtz, J. P.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

Huignard, J.-P.

Larat, C.

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, S.

Pocholle, J. P.

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pocholle, J.-P.

Reichert, P.

Schwarz, M.

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shannon, C.

Siegman, A.

A. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), pp. 301–303.

Solarz, R.

Velsko, A.

Verdun, R.

Volluet, G.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

Wallace, R. W.

Welford, T.

T. Welford and R. Winston, High Collection Nonimaging Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), pp. 53–114.

Winston, R.

T. Welford and R. Winston, High Collection Nonimaging Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), pp. 53–114.

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2698, 105 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. Feugnet, C. Bussac, M. Schwarz, C. Larat, and J. P. Pocholle, Proc. SPIE 2538, 190 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), pp. 301–303.

T. Fillardet, E. Brousse, J. P. Duchemin, G. Volluet, and J. P. Hirtz, presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, September 8–12, 1996.

T. Welford and R. Winston, High Collection Nonimaging Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), pp. 53–114.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the MOPA laser in the four-pass configuration. M1–M4, mirrors.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Fluorescence signal at 1.064 µm for a pump pulse duration of 130 µs. The pump peak power was 1  kW.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

1.064-µm output energy versus the pump energy in the free-running mode for two output coupler transmissions. The pump duration is 100 µs at a 20-Hz repetition rate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse duration at 1.064 µm in Q-switched mode for a cavity length of 30  cm with a 40% or a 27% output coupler transmission. The 27% transmission output coupler is the best in the free-running mode, and the 40% transmission gave the best results in the Q-switched mode.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Oscillator mode profile at a distance of 40  cm from the output mirror. The square area is 1.6 mm×1.6 mm.

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