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CW and passively Q-switched double-clad planar waveguide lasers

CW and passively Q-switched double-clad planar waveguide lasers
CW and passively Q-switched double-clad planar waveguide lasers
Greater than 12 W of average output power have been generated from a diode pumped Yb:YAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser. The developed laser radiation is linearly polarized and diffraction limited in the guiding dimension. A slope efficiency of 0.5 W/W with a peak optical-optical conversion efficiency of 0.31 W/W is achieved. In a related structure, greater than 8 W of Q-switched average output power has been generated from a Nd:YAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide incorporating Cr:YAG passive Q-switch monolithically into the waveguide structure. Pulse widths of 3 nsec and PRFs as high as 80 kHz have been demonstrated. A slope efficiency of 0.28 W/W with a peak optical-optical conversion efficiency of 0.21 W/W is achieved.
Beach, R.J.
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Meissner, H.E.
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Meissner, O.R.
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McMahon, J.M.
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Bennett, W.J.
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Mackenzie, J.I.
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Bhutta, T.
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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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Mackenzie, J.I.
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Bhutta, T.
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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., Mackenzie, J.I., Bhutta, T. and Shepherd, D.P. (2001) CW and passively Q-switched double-clad planar waveguide lasers. OSA Annual Meeting 2001/ILS XVII. 14 - 18 Oct 2001. 36 pp .

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Greater than 12 W of average output power have been generated from a diode pumped Yb:YAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide laser. The developed laser radiation is linearly polarized and diffraction limited in the guiding dimension. A slope efficiency of 0.5 W/W with a peak optical-optical conversion efficiency of 0.31 W/W is achieved. In a related structure, greater than 8 W of Q-switched average output power has been generated from a Nd:YAG cladding-pumped planar waveguide incorporating Cr:YAG passive Q-switch monolithically into the waveguide structure. Pulse widths of 3 nsec and PRFs as high as 80 kHz have been demonstrated. A slope efficiency of 0.28 W/W with a peak optical-optical conversion efficiency of 0.21 W/W is achieved.

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Published date: October 2001
Additional Information: MD5 Invited paper
Venue - Dates: OSA Annual Meeting 2001/ILS XVII, 2001-10-14 - 2001-10-18
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 65774
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65774
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ORCID for J.I. Mackenzie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3355-6051
ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2009
Last modified: 28 Feb 2019 01:38

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Author: R.J. Beach
Author: S.C. Mitchell
Author: H.E. Meissner
Author: O.R. Meissner
Author: W.F. Krupke
Author: J.M. McMahon
Author: W.J. Bennett
Author: J.I. Mackenzie ORCID iD
Author: T. Bhutta
Author: D.P. Shepherd ORCID iD

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