Abstract

We present the results of a solid self-Raman laser based on a Nd:KGW crystal that is transversely pumped by laser diode bars. A beam of an eye-safe laser with a 31.8mJ output energy and a 2.0ns pulse width was obtained by applying a special s-polarized reflective resonator configuration in which the length of the Raman resonator was shorter than that of the fundamental radiation resonator. The eye-safe laser has the highest output energy and the shortest pulse width among the Nd:KGW lasers ever reported.

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[CrossRef]

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J. P. Tucker, A. L. Oien, and G. T. Bennett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP1.

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A. Yu. Abazadze, G. M. Zverev, Yu. M. Kolbatskov, and N. S. Ustimenko, Quantum Electron. 34, 20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

E. V. Raevsky, A. V. Gulin, N. S. Ustimenko, and V. L. Pavlovitch, Proc. SPIE 4035, 362 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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A. Yu. Abazadze, G. M. Zverev, Yu. M. Kolbatskov, and N. S. Ustimenko, Quantum Electron. 34, 20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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G. D. Goodno, Z. Guo, R. J. D. Miller, I. J. Miller, J. W. Montgomery, S. R. Adhav, and R. S. Adhav, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1575 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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M. K. Chun and J. T. Bischoff, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 715 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. Yu. Abazadze, G. M. Zverev, Yu. M. Kolbatskov, and N. S. Ustimenko, Quantum Electron. 34, 20 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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J. P. Tucker, A. L. Oien, and G. T. Bennett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP1.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Energy of the free-running Nd:KGW laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Energy of the 1351 nm Q-switched laser versus LD current at different pulse durations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Energy of the 1538 nm Q-switched laser versus LD current at different pulse durations.

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