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Passively Q-switched diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with intracavity optical parametric oscillator
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Paper Abstract

The peak power of 0.65 MW and energy of 1.9 mJ at 1572 nm-wavelength was demonstrated in a singly resonant diode pumped intracavity optical parametric oscillator (IOPO). The energy of 4.3 mJ in fundamental mode at 1064 nm-wavelength with 15 ns-pulse duration in passively Q-switched regime was achieved in the arranged for IOPO Nd:YAG slab laser pumped by 300 W quasi-cw diode array. The KTP crystal, size of 20×5×5 mm3, 'x-cut' for non-critically phase-matched parametric generation at the signal wavelength of 1572 nm was used in experiments. In optimized, with respect to single pulse energy, IOPO cavity with output coupler of 50% transmission at signal wavelength the five-fold shortening of signal pulse duration with respect to 1064 nm pump radiation was observed. The twice-higher level of signal peak power of 650 kW, compared to pump laser at 1064nm in the same cavity without OPO, was achieved. The conversion efficiency of 44% with respect to 1064 nm pump beam and 3.8% with respect to diode pump energy was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498255
Show Author Affiliations
Waldemar Zendzian, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Karol Jabczynski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Kwiatkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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