Scientific Results

Medium-power diode-pumped operation of Nd:BaY2F8

Year: 2003

Authors: Agnesi A., Guandalini A., Lucca A., Reali G., Sani E., Toncelli A., Tonelli M.

Autors Affiliation: INFM, Dipartimento di Elettronical, Dell\’Universita di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy; NEST, INFM, Dell\’Universita di Pavia, Via Buonarroti, 2, 56127 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: We reported a detailed investigation of a low-power diode-pumped Nd:BaY/sub 2/F/sub 8/. Here we summarize the results of a nearly 10-fold power-scaled Nd:BaY/sub 2/F/sub 8/ pumped by a 12-W fiber-coupled diode array. In conclusions, Nd:BaY/sub 2/F/sub 8/ seems a promising material for high-power diode-pumped lasers, specially for applications requiring thermally-insensitive resonator performances, such as cw intracavity doubling, where thermal diffractive losses must be also carefully controlled.

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KeyWords: Diffractive loss; Diode pumped lasers; Diode-pumped; Fiber coupled diode array; Intracavity doubling; Low Power, Pumping (laser)
DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE.2003.1312091

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