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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 5908–5915

Coupling method for laser-diode-array end-pumped solid-state amplifiers

Deng Qinghua, Peng Hansheng, Sui Zhan, Ding Lei, Li Mingzhong, Luo Yiming, Tang Jun, He Shaobo, Wang Jianjun, Lin Honghuan, Zhang Rui, Deng Ying, Cheng Yuanbin, Lu Zhenhua, Liu Jianguo, and Liu Yong  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 31, pp. 5908-5915 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.005908


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Abstract

A new coupling method is proposed for high-power laser-diode-array (LDA) end-pumped large-aperture amplifiers. In this method, stacks in the LDA are distributed on a spherical surface, and a hollow duct is placed after them. Both numerical simulations and experimental research have been done for this method. All results show that high coupling efficiency and uniform pumping field can be obtained simultaneously using this method.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2008
Published: October 30, 2008

Citation
Deng Qinghua, Peng Hansheng, Sui Zhan, Ding Lei, Li Mingzhong, Luo Yiming, Tang Jun, He Shaobo, Wang Jianjun, Lin Honghuan, Zhang Rui, Deng Ying, Cheng Yuanbin, Lu Zhenhua, Liu Jianguo, and Liu Yong, "Coupling method for laser-diode-array end-pumped solid-state amplifiers," Appl. Opt. 47, 5908-5915 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-31-5908

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