We report the first demonstration of an intracavity side-pumped Ho:YAG slab laser, delivering 13W at 2.09µm and discuss the advantages of this scheme as an approach for power scaling.
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S. So, J. I. Mackenzie, D. P. Shepherd, W. A. Clarkson, J. G. Betterton, E. K. Gorton, and J. A. Terry, " Power-Scalable Ho:YAG Slab Laser, Intracavity Side-Pumped by a Tm:YLF Slab Laser," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD5.
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