Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 25–28

110 W ceramic Nd3+ : Y3Al5O12 laser

  • J. Lu
  • H. Yagi
  • K. Takaichi
  • T. Uematsu
  • J.-F. Bisson
  • Y. Feng
  • A. Shirakawa
  • K.-I. Ueda
  • T. Yanagitani
  • A.A. Kaminskii
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1511-9

Cite this article as:
Lu, J., Yagi, H., Takaichi, K. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 79: 25. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1511-9

Abstract

A high-power, continuous-wave 0.6% Nd3+-doped ceramic Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) laser has been developed. 110 W laser output at 1064 nm was obtained, with a slope efficiency of about 41%. The M2 factor was found to be around 6. The laser performance of the ceramic laser material was found to compare favorably with that obtained with single crystal Nd:YAG.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lu
    • 1
  • H. Yagi
    • 1
  • K. Takaichi
    • 1
  • T. Uematsu
    • 1
  • J.-F. Bisson
    • 1
  • Y. Feng
    • 1
  • A. Shirakawa
    • 1
  • K.-I. Ueda
    • 1
  • T. Yanagitani
    • 2
  • A.A. Kaminskii
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro-communicationsTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Takuma WorksKonoshima Chemical Co., Ltd.KagawaJapan
  3. 3.Crystal Laser Physics LaboratoryInstitute of Crystallography of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia