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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 6973–6978

Cryogenic, high power, near diffraction limited, Yb:YAG slab laser

Miftar Ganija, David Ottaway, Peter Veitch, and Jesper Munch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6973-6978 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006973


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Abstract

A cryogenic slab laser that is suitable for scaling to high power, while taking full advantage of the improved thermo-optical and thermo-mechanical properties of Yb:YAG at cryogenic temperatures is described. The laser uses a conduction cooled, end pumped, zigzag slab geometry resulting in a near diffraction limited, robust, power scalable design. The design and the initial characterization of the laser up to 200W are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Miftar Ganija, David Ottaway, Peter Veitch, and Jesper Munch, "Cryogenic, high power, near diffraction limited, Yb:YAG slab laser," Opt. Express 21, 6973-6978 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-6973


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