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Advanced Solid-State Photonics
Santa Fe, New Mexico United States
February 1, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-764-4
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100 W, single frequency, low-noise, diffraction-limited beam from an Nd:YAG end-pumped slab MOPA for LIGO

Shally Saraf, Supriyo Sinha, Arun Kumar Sridharan, and Robert L. Byer

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ASSP.2004.PDP15


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Abstract

We describe a 104 W master oscillator power amplifier system for LIGO. This design based on an endpumped Nd:YAG slab amplifier topology is single-frequency, single-polarization and diffraction limited with 89% power in the TEM00 mode.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

Citation
S. Saraf, S. Sinha, A. K. Sridharan, and R. L. Byer, "100 W, single frequency, low-noise, diffraction-limited beam from an Nd:YAG end-pumped slab MOPA for LIGO," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PDP15.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ASSP-2004-PDP15


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