5 May 2016 Vortex and LG01-mode Nd:YAG laser involving a circular Dammann grating
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By introducing a circular Dammann grating (CDG) into the pump unit, we demonstrated an end-pumped Nd:YAG laser that emitted a vortex and first-order LG mode with high laser efficiency and high power. In our scheme, the CDG was used to reshape the pumping light into an annular profile, and the adaptation of it was realized easily by inserting it into the pump unit of a conventional end-pumped solid-state laser; the laser cavity was simple, compact, and consisted of only a laser crystal and an output coupler. The beam power of this laser reached 1.86 W at an absorbed pump power of 6.38 W with a slope efficiency of 34.5%.
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Yun Xu, Yun Xu, Xiahui Han, Xiahui Han, Guiyun Li, Guiyun Li, Jinyu Liu, Jinyu Liu, Kegui Xia, Kegui Xia, Jianlang Li, Jianlang Li, } "Vortex and LG01-mode Nd:YAG laser involving a circular Dammann grating," Optical Engineering 55(5), 056101 (5 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.5.056101 . Submission:


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