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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6212–6216

Comparison of crystalline and ceramic composite Nd:YAG for high power diode end-pumping

Dietmar Kracht, Maik Frede, Ralf Wilhelm, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6212-6216 (2005)

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A comparison between composite crystalline and ceramic composite Nd:YAG rods for high power diode end-pumping is presented. Laser output power characteristics as well as the thermal lensing properties of the composite laser rods were evaluated. A maximum laser output power of 121 W and an optical-to-optical efficiency of 48 % were achieved by longitudinal pumping with fiber-coupled laser diodes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Dietmar Kracht, Maik Frede, Ralf Wilhelm, and Carsten Fallnich, "Comparison of crystalline and ceramic composite Nd:YAG for high power diode end-pumping," Opt. Express 13, 6212-6216 (2005)

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