The generation of 12.4W of output power with optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 47% and slope efficiency of 74% is demonstrated in Yb:KGW laser end-pumped with high-power diode bars. Thermal-lensing and laser tuning has been investigated.
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J. E. Hellström, S. Bjurshagen, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Liu, U. Griebner, and V. Petrov, "Efficient Yb:KGW Lasers End-Pumped by High-Power Diode Bars," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThF7.
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