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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1765–1771

Average power limits of diode-laser-pumped solid state lasers

Santanu Basu and Robert L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1765-1771 (1990)

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We investigated the average power limits of diode laser pumped slab lasers and present design calculations for several laser configurations. In the laser designs, a number of diode lasers, each one of which is coupled to an optical fiber are employed to pump a solid state laser material in a zigzag slab or a disk geometry. The systems described here can produce multiple kilowatts of average output power with currently available diode lasers in a cost-effective manner.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 28, 1989
Published: April 20, 1990

Santanu Basu and Robert L. Byer, "Average power limits of diode-laser-pumped solid state lasers," Appl. Opt. 29, 1765-1771 (1990)

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