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Continuous-wave and passively Q -switched cladding-pumped planar waveguide lasers

Continuous-wave and passively Q -switched cladding-pumped planar waveguide lasers
Continuous-wave and passively Q -switched cladding-pumped planar waveguide lasers
Greater than 12W of average output power has been generated from a diode-pumped YbYAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser. The laser radiation developed is linearly polarized and diffraction limited in the guiding dimension. A slope efficiency of 0.5WW with a peak optical optical conversion efficiency of 0.31WW is achieved. In a related structure, greater than 8W of Q -switched average output power has been generated from a NdYAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser by incorporation of a Cr 4+ YAG passive Q switch monolithically into the waveguide structure. Pulse widths of 3ns and pulse-repetition frequencies as high as 80kHz have been demonstrated. A slope efficiency of 0.28WW with a peak optical optical conversion efficiency of 0.21WW is achieved.
lasers and laser optics, lasers, solid-state
0146-9592
881-883
Beach, R.J.
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Mitchell, S.C.
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Meissner, H.E.
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Meissner, O.R.
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Krupke, W.F.
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McMahon, J.M.
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Bennett, W.J.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Beach, R.J.
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Mitchell, S.C.
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Meissner, H.E.
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Meissner, O.R.
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Krupke, W.F.
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McMahon, J.M.
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Bennett, W.J.
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Shepherd, D.P.
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Beach, R.J., Mitchell, S.C., Meissner, H.E., Meissner, O.R., Krupke, W.F., McMahon, J.M., Bennett, W.J. and Shepherd, D.P. (2001) Continuous-wave and passively Q -switched cladding-pumped planar waveguide lasers. Optics Letters, 26 (12), 881-883. (doi:10.1364/OL.26.000881).

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Abstract

Greater than 12W of average output power has been generated from a diode-pumped YbYAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser. The laser radiation developed is linearly polarized and diffraction limited in the guiding dimension. A slope efficiency of 0.5WW with a peak optical optical conversion efficiency of 0.31WW is achieved. In a related structure, greater than 8W of Q -switched average output power has been generated from a NdYAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser by incorporation of a Cr 4+ YAG passive Q switch monolithically into the waveguide structure. Pulse widths of 3ns and pulse-repetition frequencies as high as 80kHz have been demonstrated. A slope efficiency of 0.28WW with a peak optical optical conversion efficiency of 0.21WW is achieved.

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Published date: June 2001
Keywords: lasers and laser optics, lasers, solid-state

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Local EPrints ID: 13718
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13718
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 3fde4b3e-b3c5-43d3-b6b5-b9adf48f10ee
ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2007
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:12

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