Abstract

A compact diode-pumped actively Q-switched Yb:KGW laser is demonstrated with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 50%. In a 3-mirror laser cavity configuration output power of 12.2 W with repetition rate up to 50 kHz and pulse duration of 10–24 ns was obtained. The maximum pulse peak power of 70 kW was achieved. The laser output beam profile was Gaussian up to maximum pump powers with M2 factor less than 1.2.

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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
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P. A. Loiko, V. E. Kisel, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk, “14  W high-efficient cw Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with low thermo-optic aberrations,” in 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference: Proceeding Europhysics Conference, V. Pasiskevicius, ed. (Stockholm, 2012), Vol 36E, paper TuP.8

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B. Pati, K. F. Wall, and P. F. Moulton, Advance Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 432.

Pavlyuk, A. A.

P. A. Loiko, V. E. Kisel, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk, “14  W high-efficient cw Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with low thermo-optic aberrations,” in 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference: Proceeding Europhysics Conference, V. Pasiskevicius, ed. (Stockholm, 2012), Vol 36E, paper TuP.8

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[CrossRef]

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M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Pujol, M. C.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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J. G. Manni, J. D. Hybl, D. Rand, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 95 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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J. G. Manni, J. D. Hybl, D. Rand, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 95 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Smith, L. K.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sole, R.

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Spushler, G. I.

Steen, W. M.

W. M. Steen and K. Watkins, Laser Material Processing (Springer, 2003).

Sudmeyer, T.

Wall, K. F.

B. Pati, K. F. Wall, and P. F. Moulton, Advance Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 432.

Wang, C.

Wang, D.

Watkins, K.

W. M. Steen and K. Watkins, Laser Material Processing (Springer, 2003).

Weiss, S.

Xiong, Z.

Yakshin, M. A.

M. A. Yakshin, V. A. Fromzel, and C. R. Prasad, “Compact 65  W 10–30  kHz TEM00—mode Q-switched side-diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2007, Baltimore, May6–11, 2007.

Yan, X.

Yumashev, K. V.

P. A. Loiko, V. E. Kisel, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk, “14  W high-efficient cw Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with low thermo-optic aberrations,” in 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference: Proceeding Europhysics Conference, V. Pasiskevicius, ed. (Stockholm, 2012), Vol 36E, paper TuP.8

Zang, H.

Zhu, X.

Appl. Opt.

Chin. Opt. Lett.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. G. Manni, J. D. Hybl, D. Rand, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 46, 95 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

M. C. Pujol, M. A. Bursukova, F. Guell, X. Mateos, R. Sole, J. Gavalda, M. Aguilo, J. Massons, F. Diaz, P. Klopp, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. B 65, 165121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

B. Pati, K. F. Wall, and P. F. Moulton, Advance Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), p. 432.

J. F. Ready, D. F. Farson, and T. Feeley, LIA Handbook of Laser Materials Processing (Springer, 2001).

W. M. Steen and K. Watkins, Laser Material Processing (Springer, 2003).

B. L. Mordike, Materials Science and Technology, R. W. Cahn, P. Haasen, and E. J. Kramer, eds. (Wiley-VCH, 1993), Vol. 15.

M. A. Yakshin, V. A. Fromzel, and C. R. Prasad, “Compact 65  W 10–30  kHz TEM00—mode Q-switched side-diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics CLEO 2007, Baltimore, May6–11, 2007.

P. A. Loiko, V. E. Kisel, K. V. Yumashev, N. V. Kuleshov, and A. A. Pavlyuk, “14  W high-efficient cw Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with low thermo-optic aberrations,” in 5th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference: Proceeding Europhysics Conference, V. Pasiskevicius, ed. (Stockholm, 2012), Vol 36E, paper TuP.8

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