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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3581–3589

High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation

Maik Frede, Ralf Wilhelm, Martina Brendel, Carsten Fallnich, Frank Seifert, Benno Willke, and Karsten Danzmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3581-3589 (2004)

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Experiments on a high-power end-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser with an efficient birefringence compensation will be presented. A linearly polarized output power of 114 W with an M2-value of 1.05 was realized. Furthermore, the from our best knowledge highest injection-locked single-frequency output power of 87 W in a nearly diffraction-limited beam was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Maik Frede, Ralf Wilheim, Martina Brendel, Carsten Fallnich, Frank Seifert, Benno Willke, and Karsten Danzmann, "High power fundamental mode Nd:YAG laser with efficient birefringence compensation," Opt. Express 12, 3581-3589 (2004)

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