OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: George I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2121–2128

Asymmetric beam shaping of a diode-bar laser for multipass pumping of a thin-crystal laser

Bryn Jeffries and David W. Coutts  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 2121-2128 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.002121


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (257 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Two-mirror beam shaping of a 94% fill-factor laser diode bar was investigated. We show that optimal output for the purposes of end pumping was achieved by configuring the beam shaper to reformat the single row of 60 emitters into an array containing several emitters in each row. A 15 × 4 output configuration was used to end pump a Yb:S-FAP laser. A nearly on-axis multipass pumping system was developed to demonstrate how the asymmetry of the beam-shaped pump source can be exploited.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
Bryn Jeffries and David W. Coutts, "Asymmetric beam shaping of a diode-bar laser for multipass pumping of a thin-crystal laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2121-2128 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-10-2121

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited