Room-temperature diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 946nm


Clarkson, W.A., Koch, R. and Hanna, D.C. (1996) Room-temperature diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 946nm. Optics Letters, 21, (10), 737-739. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000737).

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Efficient, high-power operation of a diode-bar-pumped Nd:YAG laser on the quasi-three-level transition at 946nm is reported. Longitudinal pumping of a simple folded-cavity by a 20 W diode bar, using a two-mirror beam-shaper to re-format the bar's output, yields a continuous-wave output power at room temperature of ~3 W in a 1.5 times diffraction-limited beam for 13.6 W of incident pump power. The corresponding optical slope efficiency was approximately 32%.

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78356
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78356

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