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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3269–3275

Diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 38 W average power and user-selectable, flat-in-time subnanosecond pulses

John Honig, John Halpin, Don Browning, John Crane, Richard Hackel, Mark Henesian, John Peterson, Doug Ravizza, Tim Wennberg, Harry Rieger, and John Marciante  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 16, pp. 3269-3275 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003269


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Abstract

A diode-pumped injection-seeded Nd:YAG laser system with an average output power of 38 W is described. The laser operates at 300 Hz with pulse energies up to 130 mJ . The temporal pulse shape is nominally flat in time and the pulse width is user selectable from 350 to 600 ps . In addition, the spatial profile of the beam is near top hat with contrast < 10% .

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Citation
John Honig, John Halpin, Don Browning, John Crane, Richard Hackel, Mark Henesian, John Peterson, Doug Ravizza, Tim Wennberg, Harry Rieger, and John Marciante, "Diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 38 W average power and user-selectable, flat-in-time subnanosecond pulses," Appl. Opt. 46, 3269-3275 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-16-3269


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