A novel diode-pumped disk laser yielded 490 W in a quasi-cw mode. Electrical efficiency of the laser was found to be 9.4%. Heating of the laser disk was only 2.7% of the absorbed optical power.
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S. R. Bowman, S. O'Connor, and S. Biswal, "High Power Ytterbium Disk Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMJ1.
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