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Multi-watt high efficiency diffraction limited Nd: YAG planar waveguide laser

Multi-watt high efficiency diffraction limited Nd: YAG planar waveguide laser
Multi-watt high efficiency diffraction limited Nd: YAG planar waveguide laser
An efficient, longitudinally diode-pumped, diffraction-limited, Nd:YAG double-clad planar waveguide laser was operated on four transitions of the Nd3+ ion. Optimised output powers of 4.3W, 3.5W, and 2.7W, were obtained for absorbed pump powers of ~7W, for the transitions at the lasing wavelengths of 1.064µm, 946nm, and 1.3µm, respectively. Operation of the weak 4F3/2 to 4I15/2 transition, lasing at 1.833µm, was demonstrated at an absorbed pump power threshold of 300mW and an output power of 400mW, with a non-optimised output coupling. Diffraction-limited performance was obtained in both the guided and non-guided axes.
laser transitions, neodymium, optical planar waveguides, optical pumping, solid lasers, waveguide lasers
0018-9197
493-500
Mackenzie, Jacob I.
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Li, Cheng
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Shepherd, David P.
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Mackenzie, Jacob I.
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Li, Cheng
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Shepherd, David P.
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Mackenzie, Jacob I., Li, Cheng and Shepherd, David P. (2003) Multi-watt high efficiency diffraction limited Nd: YAG planar waveguide laser. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 39 (3), 493-500. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2002.808158).

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Abstract

An efficient, longitudinally diode-pumped, diffraction-limited, Nd:YAG double-clad planar waveguide laser was operated on four transitions of the Nd3+ ion. Optimised output powers of 4.3W, 3.5W, and 2.7W, were obtained for absorbed pump powers of ~7W, for the transitions at the lasing wavelengths of 1.064µm, 946nm, and 1.3µm, respectively. Operation of the weak 4F3/2 to 4I15/2 transition, lasing at 1.833µm, was demonstrated at an absorbed pump power threshold of 300mW and an output power of 400mW, with a non-optimised output coupling. Diffraction-limited performance was obtained in both the guided and non-guided axes.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: laser transitions, neodymium, optical planar waveguides, optical pumping, solid lasers, waveguide lasers

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Local EPrints ID: 13894
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13894
ISSN: 0018-9197
PURE UUID: abd6d597-ca65-4fe5-ace1-75c3cc7dcf34
ORCID for Jacob I. Mackenzie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3355-6051
ORCID for David P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 22 Dec 2004
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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Author: Cheng Li
Author: David P. Shepherd ORCID iD

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