A high power, high slope efficiency laser diode pumped continuous Nd:glass laser


Hughes, D.W., Bailey, C.A., Barr, J.R.M., Phillips, M.W. and Hanna, D.C. (1991) A high power, high slope efficiency laser diode pumped continuous Nd:glass laser At EQEC '91: 3rd European Quantum Electronics Conference & 10th National Quantum Electronics Conference, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Aug 1991.

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It has recently been shown that picosecond pulses may be readily obtained by the active mode-locking of the laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser. Sub-picosecond pulses have been obtained from a Nd:glass laser pumped by a krypton ion laser using the technique of self-starting additive pulse mode-locking. The existence of an intensity dependent threshold for the onset of self-starting APM indicates the need for the development of high power, high slope efficiency laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass lasers if self-starting APM is to be achieved in this system. In this paper, we report the operation of a Nd:glass laser pumped by three single stripe laser diodes, which yielded an output power of 360 mW with a slope efficiency of 32%. This performance is shown to be similar to that obtained using an argon ion laser-pumped Ti:sapphire laser as the pump source.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: EQEC '91: 3rd European Quantum Electronics Conference & 10th National Quantum Electronics Conference, United Kingdom, 1991-08-27 - 1991-08-30
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77435

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