Diode side pumped, quasi-CW Nd:YVO4 self-Raman laser operating at 1176 nm
2015 (English)In: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 2015, 934718-1-934718-6 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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:YVO<inf>4</inf> 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 TEM<inf>00</inf> 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 934718-1-934718-6 p.
DBMC technique, Nd:YVO4, Raman lasers, Self-Raman Lasers, Side-pumped Raman Lasers
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167369DOI: 10.1117/12.2077976ISI: 000354360500028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84928528271ISBN: 9781628414370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-167369DiVA: diva2:815837
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV; San Francisco; United States; 9 February 2015 through 12 February 2015
QC 201506082015-06-022015-05-222015-06-08Bibliographically approved