The study of stability on a laser-diode-pumped high-power high-repetition-rate intracavity frequency doubled 532nm laser

Shi Yong Zhao, Jian Quan Yao, De Gang Xu, Rui Zhou, Bai Gang Zhang, Jia Ning Zhou, Peng Wang

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High power laser-diode-pumped 532nm laser sources (including continuous wave and high repetition rate operation) are directly used for precise processing of metals and plastics. Furthermore, high power green laser will be used in some fields such as ocean exploration, laser probe and underwater communication. Recently, we reported a HOW diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG intracavity frequency doubled high stability 532nm laser. In the experiment, we found that the average output power of second harmonic fluctuated acutely with the variety of pumping current. Moreover, the length of arms between the mirrors were very sensitive to this cavity. We consider that one of the reason is the focus length of thermal lens of Nd:YAG rod alter with the variational pumping current, which makes the cavity be unstable. We consider the KTP crystal as a thin lens for its short length. As thermal lensing effect of the Nd:YAG rod is quite severe, so we consider it as thermal lensing medium. By ray matrix methods, we have obtained the stable regions and beam waist radii distribution in the flat-concave cavity. In our experiment, we used a pump head consisting of 80 diode bars with pentagon pump model and employed flat-concave cavity structure in order to achieve high stability output and increase output power. The total cavity length is 505mm. By using an acousto-optic Q-switching with high diffraction loss and the KTP crystal which is type n phase matching, 110 W high stability 532nm laser is achieved. The experimental result is in good agreement with the calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number93
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh-Power Lasers and Applications III - Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Nov 200411 Nov 2004


  • All-solid-state green laser
  • Flat-concave resonator
  • Stability
  • Thermal focus lens
  • Thermal lensing effect


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