Abstract

We have demonstrated more than 3  W of average output power from a 2.94μm quasi-cw diode-pumped total internal reflection (TIR) Er:YAG laser operating at 100  Hz with a 4% duty cycle. Moreover, repetition rates of up to 600  Hz at more than 1.2-W output power have been achieved. The cavity consists of a plane-mirror resonator of 40-mm length and uses three of five TIR regions within the laser crystal as pump facets to efficiently couple the pump energy into the resonant laser mode. Differential efficiencies of up to 18.3% have been achieved at an optimum pump pulse width in the range of 300 μs.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription