Abstract

We demonstrate a compact and efficient diode-end-pumped TEM00 laser with output power of 30 W for 48 W of incident pump power by use of two coated Nd:YVO4 crystals to form a thermally stabilized flat–flat cavity. In Q-switched operation 25 W of average power at a pulse-repetition rate of 100 kHz and 0.9mJ pulse energy at a pulse-repetition rate of 10 kHz were produced.

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1999 (1)

1998 (1)

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

A. K. Cousins, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1057 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Cousins, Appl. Opt. 31, 7259 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1989 (2)

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

Y. F. Chen, Opt. Lett. 24, 1032 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, E.

W. L. Nighan, N. Hodgson, E. Cheng, and D. Dudley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Cousins, A. K.

A. K. Cousins, Appl. Opt. 31, 7259 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. K. Cousins, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1057 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dixon, G. J.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, D.

W. L. Nighan, N. Hodgson, E. Cheng, and D. Dudley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Gonzalez, L.

L. Gonzalez, K. Kleine, and L. R. Marshall, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Hodgson, N.

W. L. Nighan, N. Hodgson, E. Cheng, and D. Dudley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Inaba, H.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jarman, R. H.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kasamatsu, T.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kleine, K.

L. Gonzalez, K. Kleine, and L. R. Marshall, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Landau, L. D.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity (Pergamon, New York, 1986), p. 16.

Lifshitz, E. M.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity (Pergamon, New York, 1986), p. 16.

Lingvay, L. S.

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, L. R.

L. Gonzalez, K. Kleine, and L. R. Marshall, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Mooradian, A.

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

Nighan, W. L.

W. L. Nighan, N. Hodgson, E. Cheng, and D. Dudley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

Pfistner, C.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Taguchi, N.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tsunekane, M.

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H. P.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Weber, R.

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

C. Pfistner, R. Weber, and H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1605 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Cousins, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1057 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

J. J. Zayhowski and A. Mooradian, Opt. Lett. 14, 1989 (1989).

Y. F. Chen, Opt. Lett. 24, 1032 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

G. J. Dixon, L. S. Lingvay, and R. H. Jarman, Proc. SPIE 1104, 107 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

L. Gonzalez, K. Kleine, and L. R. Marshall, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

W. L. Nighan, N. Hodgson, E. Cheng, and D. Dudley, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 1.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Theory of Elasticity (Pergamon, New York, 1986), p. 16.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration of the diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the mode-size–pump-size ratio on the absorbed pump power for several cavity lengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average green output power as a function of the absorbed pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Average green output power and pulse width as functions of Q-switched pulse-repetition frequency at a pump power of 48 W.

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dφr,zdz=nTΔTr,z+n-1ur,zz+i,j=13nijij,
ΔTr,z=Tr,z-Trb,z=ξPabs4πKcα1-exp-αl×exp-αz1-r2ωp2z+lnrb2ωp2zΘωp2z-r2+lnrb2r2Θr2-ωp2z,
ωp2z=ωpo21+λpMp2nπωpo2z-z02,
1-ν1+ν·u-1-2ν1+ν××u=αTT,
ωl=λfthπL2fth-L1/2,
L=L*+l1n-1+lQ1nQ-1,

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