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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 10, 2005
  • pp: 647–649

550-W diode-pumped Nd:YAG disk laser

Zhenyu Yao, Jianfeng Jiang, Bo Tu, Tangjian Zhou, and Lingling Cui  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 647-649 (2005)


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Abstract

When a thin laser crystal disk is used with a nearly flat-top pump profile, the heat flux can be considered to be one-dimensional. This results in a homogeneous temperature and stress profile within the laser medium leading to reduction of thermal effects. A nearly flat-top pump profile is achieved with a two-pass cylindrical-lens coupling system. An average output power of 550 W is obtained by an average pumping power of 1650 W with a 40-mm diameter Nd:YAG disk. The optical-optical efficiency is 33%.

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OCIS Codes
(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

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Zhenyu Yao, Jianfeng Jiang, Bo Tu, Tangjian Zhou, and Lingling Cui, "550-W diode-pumped Nd:YAG disk laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 647-649 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-11-647

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