Abstract

Continuous-wave output at 1319 nm was obtained from a laser-diode-pumped 1% ceramic Nd:YAG laser. As much as 36.3-W output was obtained under pump power of 290 W, with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 12.5%.

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J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

N. Uehara, K. Nakahara, and K. Ueda, Opt. Lett. 20, 1707 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Akiyama, Y.

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Carnall, E.

E. Carnall, S. E. Hatch, and W. F. Parson, in The Role of Grain Boundaries and Surfaces in Ceramics, Vol. 3 of Materials Science Research, W. W. Kriegel and H. Palmour, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1966), pp. 165–173.
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Hatch, S. E.

E. Carnall, S. E. Hatch, and W. F. Parson, in The Role of Grain Boundaries and Surfaces in Ceramics, Vol. 3 of Materials Science Research, W. W. Kriegel and H. Palmour, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1966), pp. 165–173.
[CrossRef]

Hiro, Y.

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Hiro, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101411 (1998).

Ichikawa, M.

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101333 (1998).

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

Kamata, K.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

Kaminskii, A. A.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Kinoshita, T.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

Kudryashov, A.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, A. P.

Lu, J.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Misawa, K.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Murai, T.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Nakahara, K.

Okino, K.

Parson, W. F.

E. Carnall, S. E. Hatch, and W. F. Parson, in The Role of Grain Boundaries and Surfaces in Ceramics, Vol. 3 of Materials Science Research, W. W. Kriegel and H. Palmour, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1966), pp. 165–173.
[CrossRef]

Prabhu, M.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Song, J.

Takaichi, K.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Song, A. P. Liu, K. Okino, and K. Ueda, Appl. Opt. 36, 8051 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Uehara, K. Nakahara, and K. Ueda, Opt. Lett. 20, 1707 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Uehara, N.

Uematsu, T.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yagi, H.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101333 (1998).

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Hiro, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101411 (1998).

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Yanagitani, T.

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Hiro, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101411 (1998).

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101333 (1998).

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

Yoshida, K.

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. Lu, T. Murai, K. Takaichi, T. Uematsu, K. Misawa, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, A. A. Kaminskii, and A. Kudryashov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3586 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Lu, M. Prabhu, J. Xu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, and A. A. Kaminskii, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3707 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (1)

A. Ikesue, T. Kinoshita, K. Kamata, and K. Yoshida, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 78, 1033 (1995).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (4)

E. Carnall, S. E. Hatch, and W. F. Parson, in The Role of Grain Boundaries and Surfaces in Ceramics, Vol. 3 of Materials Science Research, W. W. Kriegel and H. Palmour, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1966), pp. 165–173.
[CrossRef]

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and M. Ichikawa, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101333 (1998).

T. Yanagitani, H. Yagi, and Y. Hiro, “Manufacture method of fine powder of YAG,” Japanese patent10-101411 (1998).

J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, T. Yanagitani, Y. Akiyama, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12) neocrystalline ceramics—a new generation of solid state laser and optical materials,” J. Alloys Compd. (to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the ceramic Nd:YAG laser cavity and the VPS system (only one set of the LD and its associated optics is shown). HR, high reflector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output of ceramic Nd:YAG laser output at 1319 nm versus incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Three-dimensional laser beam profile at an output power of 32 W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of 1319-nm ceramic Nd:YAG laser at (inset) and high above threshold.

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