Abstract

We demonstrate a compact, efficient Nd:YVO4 stable–unstable hybrid slab oscillator that was partially end pumped at 880nm. A maximum output power of 165W at 1064nm was obtained with an optical-to-optical efficiency from absorbed pump power to laser output of up to 60% and a slope efficiency of up to 66%. The beam propagation factors M2 were 1.7 in the stable direction and 1.4 in the unstable direction without sidelobes.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, Opt. Commun. 299, 349 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, T. Taira, and V. Lupei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, P. Shi, D. Li, and K. Du, Appl. Opt. 42, 1681 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

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Goldring, S.

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Hoffman, H.

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Huber, G.

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA90.
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Lupei, V.

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[PubMed]

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N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA90.
[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, in Lasers, A.E.Siegman, ed. (University Science, 1986), p. 485.

Taira, T.

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, T. Taira, and V. Lupei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tzuk, Y.

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, Y.

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, Opt. Commun. 299, 349 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhang, K. Du, D. Li, P. Shi, Y. Wang, and R. Diart, Appl. Opt. 43, 2940 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weber, H.

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, in Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation, N. Hodgson and H. Weber, eds. (Springer, 2005), p. 715.

Winik, M.

Wu, N.

Xu, J.

Zhang, H.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, T. Taira, and V. Lupei, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 844 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Shi, D. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, and K. Du, Opt. Commun. 299, 349 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

N. Pavel, K. Lünstedt, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA90.
[PubMed]

D. Dudley, N. Hodgson, H. Hoffman, and F. Kopper, in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 2002), p. 176.

R. Lavi and S. Goldring, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB6.

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, in Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation, N. Hodgson and H. Weber, eds. (Springer, 2005), p. 715.

A. E. Siegman, in Lasers, A.E.Siegman, ed. (University Science, 1986), p. 485.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Nd : Y V O 4 c-axis absorption spectrum for 1 at. % doping concentration

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experiment layout: LDs, laser diodes. (b) Simulated pump line on the front surface of the Nd : Y V O 4 laser crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser output power and optical-to-optical efficiency from absorbed pump power to laser output of hybrid cavity dependence on the absorbed pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far-field intensity of the output beam of the hybrid cavity after the spatial filter.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output power properties of stable cavities compared with the hybrid cavity, and the maximum output power at the different output coupling rates compared to Rigrod analysis.

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