Abstract

An end-pumped Nd:YAG 946 nm laser with pulse duration of 1.6 ns, output energy of 2.5 mJ, and pulse repetition rate of 50 Hz is described. Such a combination of the parameters achieved has become possible due to the implementation of the cavity-dumping mode.

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J. R. Bettis, R. A. House, and A. H. Guenther, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 462, 338 (1976).

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Huang, J.

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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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Kurskiev, G.

E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
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[Crossref]

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E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
[Crossref]

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Shi, H.

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I. Stenholm and R. J. Deyoung, “Ultra narrowband optical filters for water vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL) atmospheric measurements,” (NASA, 2001).

Sun, R.

Svelto, O.

O. Svelto, Principles of Lasers, 4th ed. (Plenum, 1998).

Tauer, J.

J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[Crossref]

Tittonen, I.

O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, I. Tittonen, and S. Buchter, Opt. Commun. 273, 496 (2007).
[Crossref]

Tolstyakov, S.

E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
[Crossref]

Vuylsteke, A. A.

A. A. Vuylsteke, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1615 (1963).
[Crossref]

Wallenstein, R.

Walsh, M.

E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
[Crossref]

Wang, L.

Wang, Y.

Wintner, E.

J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[Crossref]

Xu, X. R.

Yao, B.

Yu, X.

Zhang, S.

Zhang, Y.

Zhang, Z.

Zhu, Z.

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Chin. Opt. Lett. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. J. Degnan, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 214 (1989).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. A. Vuylsteke, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1615 (1963).
[Crossref]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Tauer, H. Kofler, and E. Wintner, Laser Phys. Lett. 7, 280 (2010).
[Crossref]

Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. (1)

J. R. Bettis, R. A. House, and A. H. Guenther, Natl. Bur. Stand. (U.S.) Spec. Publ. 462, 338 (1976).

Nucl. Fusion (1)

E. Mukhin, R. Pitts, P. Andrew, I. Bukreev, P. Chernakov, L. Giudicotti, G. Huijsmans, M. Kochergin, A. Koval, A. Kukushkin, G. Kurskiev, A. Litvinov, S. Masyukevich, R. Pasqualotto, A. Razdobarin, V. Semenov, S. Tolstyakov, and M. Walsh, Nucl. Fusion 54, 043007 (2014).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, I. Tittonen, and S. Buchter, Opt. Commun. 273, 496 (2007).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (4)

J. F. Ready, Effects of High-Power Laser Radiation (Academic, 1971).

I. Stenholm and R. J. Deyoung, “Ultra narrowband optical filters for water vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL) atmospheric measurements,” (NASA, 2001).

W. P. Risk, T. R. Gosnell, and A. V. Nurmikko, Compact Blue-Green Lasers (Cambridge University, 2003).

O. Svelto, Principles of Lasers, 4th ed. (Plenum, 1998).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Optical layout of 946 nm Nd:YAG laser with cavity dumping. 1, fiber-coupled laser diode; 2, 3, lenses of pump system; 4, dichroic mirrors HR946, HT1064, HT808; 5, laser rod; 6, pair of optical wedges; 7, Dove prism; 8, mirror; 9, polarizer; 10, retroreflector; 11, quarter-wave plate; 12, Pockels cell; 13, dichroic mirrors HR946, HT1064.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Q-switched mode. Intracavity fluence and pulse duration versus absorbed pump energy. ol-43-14-3457-i001.jpg, experimental results of intracavity fluence; ol-43-14-3457-i002.jpg, fit line of intracavity fluence; ol-43-14-3457-i003.jpg, experimental results of pulse duration; ol-43-14-3457-i004.jpg, fit line of pulse duration.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Cavity-dumping mode. Output energy versus absorbed pump energy. ol-43-14-3457-i001.jpg, experimental results; ol-43-14-3457-i002.jpg, fit line.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Cavity-dumping mode. Output energy variations and the ratio of build-up time variations to pulse duration versus absorbed pump energy. ol-43-14-3457-i001.jpg, experimental results of output energy variations; ol-43-14-3457-i002.jpg, fit line of output energy variations; ol-43-14-3457-i003.jpg, experimental results of build-up time variations; ol-43-14-3457-i004.jpg, fit line of build-up time variations.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Cavity-dumping mode. Output pulse duration versus cavity length.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Cavity-dumping mode. Average oscilloscope traces of laser pulses at the cavity lengths 48 cm (a) and 24 cm (b).

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Ecav=ER1+R1R.