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LD-pumped high-efficiency Nd:YAG ceramic laser
Author(s): Chengwei Yang; Yujing Huo; Shufang He; Lichun Feng
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Paper Abstract

The optical characteristic of Nd:YAG ceramic was introduced, and a LD pumped high efficiency Nd:YAG ceramic laser was demonstrated. The laser threshold is 48mW with R=97% output coupler. With 2W LD pumping, 812mW CW laser output at 1064 nm has been obtained, and the corresponding optical-to-optical efficiency is as high as 45.6%. A LD pumped high efficiency high repetition rate A-O Q-switched Nd:YAG ceramic laser was also demonstrated. With a 2W LD pumping, the obtained narrowest pulse width, highest peak power and highest energy per pulse are 16.4ns, 2.46kW and 40.5μJ, respectively. The experimental study about the influence of repetition rate on the performance of A-O Q-switched pulse laser was emphasized, and the experiment results were analyzed and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5627, High-Power Lasers and Applications III, (26 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.574149
Show Author Affiliations
Chengwei Yang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yujing Huo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Shufang He, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Lichun Feng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5627:
High-Power Lasers and Applications III
Dianyuan Fan; Ken-ichi Ueda; Jongmin Lee, Editor(s)

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