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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7516–7519

Nd:YAG ring laser with 213 W linearly polarized fundamental mode output power

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


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7516-7519 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.007516


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Abstract

We present a high power fundamental mode ring oscillator with four longitudinally diode-pumped laser rods and effective birefringence compensation as a laser source for the next generation of gravitational wave detection. With this setup a linearly polarized output power of 213 W in a nearly diffraction limited beam with an M2 value of 1.15 was demonstrated.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Citation
Maik Frede, Ralf Wilhelm, Dietmar Kracht, and Carsten Fallnich, "Nd:YAG ring laser with 213 W linearly polarized fundamental mode output power," Opt. Express 13, 7516-7519 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-19-7516


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