Applied Physics B

, Volume 76, Issue 4, pp 341–343

Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser

Authors

  • A. Minassian
    • Photonics, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW, UK
  • B. Thompson
    • Photonics, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW, UK
  • M.J. Damzen
    • Photonics, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BW, UK

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1095-9

Cite this article as:
Minassian, A., Thompson, B. & Damzen, M. Appl Phys B (2003) 76: 341. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1095-9

Abstract.

Ultrahigh-efficiency TEM00 operation is demonstrated in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser in a bounce amplifier geometry using a specially designed astigmatically optimised cavity configuration. Optical efficiency >68% is demonstrated and up to 27.1 W of output power for multimode operation. For single-mode TEM00 operation, an output power of 23.1 W for 39.5 W of diode pumping was produced with beam propagation parameters of Mx2=1.3 and My2=1.1.

PACS: 42.55.-f; 42.55.Xi; 42.60.By

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