Abstract

A passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a master-oscillator power-amplifier configuration based on Brillouin and Raman pulse compression has been developed. The laser operates at 100 Hz repetition rate, producing 50 mJ pulses of approximately 30 ps duration at 1530 nm wavelength with near-diffraction-limited beam quality (M2≤1.2). The effect of spherical aberration in thermally loaded Nd:YAG rods was studied, and efficient aberration compensation was achieved by use of a specially designed aspheric element.

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A. Montmerle Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P.-Y. Thro, and J.-M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
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Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
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T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. V. Osiko, S. E. Sverchkov, and B. I. Galagan, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 237 (2005).
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P. G. Zverev, T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Kulkov, V. N. Voitsekhovskii, and V. E. Yakobson, Opt. Mater. 11, 315 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ottaway, D. J.

Papernyi, S. B.

R. R. Buzyalis, V. V. Girdauskas, A. S. Dementiev, V. B. Ivanov, E. K. Kosenko, A. A. Mak, S. B. Papernyi, and V. A. Serebriakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1444 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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A. A. Shilov, G. A. Pasmanik, and O. V. Kulagin, Opt. Lett. 26, 1565 (2001).
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G. A. Pasmanik, E. I. Shklovsky, and A. A. Shilov, in Phase Conjugate Laser Optics, A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, eds., (Wiley, 2005), Chap. 7.

O. V. Kulagin, A. K. Kotov, and G. A. Pasmanik, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP7.

Perrett, B. J.

P. D. Mason and B. J. Perrett, in Advanced Solid State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MB9.

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Powell, R C.

Sahu, J. K.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 361 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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R. R. Buzyalis, V. V. Girdauskas, A. S. Dementiev, V. B. Ivanov, E. K. Kosenko, A. A. Mak, S. B. Papernyi, and V. A. Serebriakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1444 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shen, D. Y.

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 361 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Shilov, A. A.

A. A. Shilov, G. A. Pasmanik, and O. V. Kulagin, Opt. Lett. 26, 1565 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Pasmanik, E. I. Shklovsky, and A. A. Shilov, in Phase Conjugate Laser Optics, A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, eds., (Wiley, 2005), Chap. 7.

Shklovsky, E. I.

G. A. Pasmanik, E. I. Shklovsky, and A. A. Shilov, in Phase Conjugate Laser Optics, A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, eds., (Wiley, 2005), Chap. 7.

Simakov, N.

Slavinskis, S.

A. S. Dement’ev, I. Demin, E. Murauskas, and S. Slavinskis, Quantum Electron. 41, 153 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D.

Stolzenberger, R. A.

Sverchkov, S. E.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. V. Osiko, S. E. Sverchkov, and B. I. Galagan, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 237 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Thro, P.-Y.

A. Montmerle Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P.-Y. Thro, and J.-M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, L. Y.

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, Appl. Phys. B 79, 823 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tucker, J. P.

J. P. Tucker, A. L. Oien, and G. T. Bennett, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP1.

Veitch, P. J.

Voitsekhovskii, V. N.

P. G. Zverev, T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Kulkov, V. N. Voitsekhovskii, and V. E. Yakobson, Opt. Mater. 11, 315 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2497 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Weulersse, J.-M.

A. Montmerle Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P.-Y. Thro, and J.-M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wittrock, U.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yakobson, V. E.

P. G. Zverev, T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Kulkov, V. N. Voitsekhovskii, and V. E. Yakobson, Opt. Mater. 11, 315 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Young, Y. E.

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zverev, P. G.

P. G. Zverev, T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Kulkov, V. N. Voitsekhovskii, and V. E. Yakobson, Opt. Mater. 11, 315 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

Y. F. Chen, S. W. Chen, L. Y. Tsai, Y. C. Chen, and C. H. Chien, Appl. Phys. B 79, 823 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2497 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. D. Setzler, M. P. Francis, Y. E. Young, J. R. Konves, and E. P. Chicklis, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 645 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Kim, D. Y. Shen, J. K. Sahu, and W. A. Clarkson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 361 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. V. Osiko, S. E. Sverchkov, and B. I. Galagan, Laser Phys. Lett. 2, 237 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Montmerle Bonnefois, M. Gilbert, P.-Y. Thro, and J.-M. Weulersse, Opt. Commun. 259, 223 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Mater. (1)

P. G. Zverev, T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Kulkov, V. N. Voitsekhovskii, and V. E. Yakobson, Opt. Mater. 11, 315 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, and J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (1)

A. S. Dement’ev, I. Demin, E. Murauskas, and S. Slavinskis, Quantum Electron. 41, 153 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. R. Buzyalis, V. V. Girdauskas, A. S. Dementiev, V. B. Ivanov, E. K. Kosenko, A. A. Mak, S. B. Papernyi, and V. A. Serebriakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1444 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

O. V. Kulagin, A. K. Kotov, and G. A. Pasmanik, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP7.

P. D. Mason and B. J. Perrett, in Advanced Solid State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper MB9.

G. A. Pasmanik, E. I. Shklovsky, and A. A. Shilov, in Phase Conjugate Laser Optics, A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, eds., (Wiley, 2005), Chap. 7.

J. P. Tucker, A. L. Oien, and G. T. Bennett, in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMP1.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, 1999), p. 415.

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