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
(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
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.
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