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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Yb Solid-State Lasers (CThF)

Efficient Yb:KGW Lasers End-Pumped by High-Power Diode Bars

Jonas E. Hellström, Stefan Bjurshagen, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Junhai Liu, Uwe Griebner, and Valentin Petrov

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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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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

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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