This article presents a choice of components for creating an effective pumping system for a YAG:Nd laser with a single-pulse energy of 60 mJ. An original design is proposed for the amplifier’s pump system. The efficiency of three types of illuminator for the amplifier are experimentally investigated: with selective dielectric coatings, with nonselective metallic coatings, and also with nonselective metallic coatings and composed of phosphate glass doped with samarium ions.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012
V. V. Vitkin, I. G. Kuchma, V. P. Pokrovskiĭ, D. I. Lychagin, and V. M. Polyakov, "Ways to enhance the efficiency of a system for lateral diode pumping of a YAG:Nd laser," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 632-635 (2012)