Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

Vortex and LG01-mode Nd:YAG laser involving a circular Dammann grating

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Yun Xu, Xiahui Han, Guiyun Li, Jinyu Liu, Kegui Xia, Jianlang Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, No. 390, Qinghe Road, Jiading, Shanghai 201800, China

Opt. Eng. 55(5), 056101 (May 05, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.5.056101
History: Received December 16, 2015; Accepted April 15, 2016
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Abstract.  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 ; Xiahui Han ; Guiyun Li ; Jinyu Liu ; Kegui Xia, et al.
"Vortex and LG01-mode Nd:YAG laser involving a circular Dammann grating", Opt. Eng. 55(5), 056101 (May 05, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.5.056101


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