16 August 1994 3.5-W output, diode-pumped Q-switched 532-nm laser
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Three 10-W fiber-coupled diode lasers were used to pump a single Nd:YAG laser crystal. Average output powers exceeding 11 W of continuous-wave 1064 nm, and 3.5 W of 532-nm at 50 kHz pulse repetition frequency were achieved. An L- shaped cavity which compensated for thermal lensing in the laser crystal was utilized. The Nd:YAG rod and an acousto-optical Q-switcher were located in one arm of the cavity while a frequency-doubler was in the other arm. The 532 output beam quality (M2) was 1.5.
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Hamid Hemmati and James R. Lesh "3.5-W output, diode-pumped Q-switched 532-nm laser", Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184682; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184682


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