Diode side pumped, quasi-CW Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm

Cristine Calil Kores, Dimitri Geskus, Helen Margaret Pask, Niklaus Ursus Wetter

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Abstract

In this work we demonstrate for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, quasi-continuous wave (qcw) laser operation of a diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm. The double beam mode controlling (DBMC) technique used in this work allows fundamental mode laser oscillation, resulting in a beam quality M2 of 2.42 and 2.18 in the horizontal and vertical directions, respectively. More than 3.5 W of peak output power at 1176 nm was achieved with TEM00 laser mode, corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 5.4%. With multimode operation, more than 8W of peak output power was achieved, corresponding to 11.7% optical conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Devices, and Applications XIV
EditorsKonstantin L. Vodopyanov
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Pages934718-1-934718-6
Number of pages6
Volume9347
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9347
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period9/02/1512/02/15

Keywords

  • DBMC technique
  • Nd:YVO
  • Raman lasers
  • Self-Raman Lasers
  • Side-pumped Raman Lasers

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