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%.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:02|
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