Abstract

A diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser is demonstrated that has a reciprocal self-intersecting loop cavity with self-organization by formation of a dynamic holographic grating induced by the generating beam. Continuous-wave high spatial quality generation (M2<1.2) with 9.6 W of power and 32% optical efficiency is obtained. Spectral compositions and temporal dynamics are investigated as functions of diode-pumping power.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

P. Sillard, A. Brignon, and J.-P. Huignard, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 465 (1998).
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O. L. Antipov, D. V. Chausov, A. S. Kuzhelev, V. A. Vorob’ev, and A. P. Zinoviev, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 716 (2001).
[CrossRef]

O. L. Antipov, O. N. Eremeykin, A. P. Savikin, V. A. Vorob’ev, D. V. Bredikhin, and M. S. Kuznetsov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 910 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

O. L. Antipov, A. S. Kuzhelev, V. A. Vorob’yov, and A. P. Zinov’ev, Opt. Commun. 152, 313 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Self-starting laser with a reciprocal cavity based on diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 crystals.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power of the generating beam and optical-to-optical efficiency versus beam power of the pumping diode bar array.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of the generated beam (a) near and (b) far from the oscillation threshold.

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