16 February 2011 High power 808 nm VCSEL arrays for pumping of compact pulsed high energy Nd:YAG lasers operating at 946 nm and 1064 nm for blue and UV light generation
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Proceedings Volume 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices; 79120Z (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873952
Event: SPIE LASE, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
High power 808 nm VCSEL arrays were developed to pump compact pulsed Nd:YAG lasers. A QCW side-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm produced linearly polarized 4 ns IR pulses with 4.7 mJ pulse energy. These pulses were externally frequency doubled and quadrupled resulting in 2.5 mJ pulse energy at 532 nm and 0.8 mJ at 266 nm respectively. A similar but actively Q-switched dual side-pumped Nd:YAG laser operating at the weaker quasi three-level 946 nm transition produced 12 mJ pulses that were efficiently frequency doubled resulting in 5.6 mJ blue pulses of 17 ns duration.
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Robert Van Leeuwen, Yihan Xiong, Laurence S. Watkins, Jean-Francois Seurin, Guoyang Xu, Qing Wang, Chuni Ghosh, "High power 808 nm VCSEL arrays for pumping of compact pulsed high energy Nd:YAG lasers operating at 946 nm and 1064 nm for blue and UV light generation", Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 79120Z (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873952; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873952
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Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Nd:YAG lasers

Q switched lasers

Ultraviolet radiation

Crystals

Q switching

Absorption

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