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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10140–10144

407 W End-pumped Multi-segmented Nd:YAG Laser

Dietmar Kracht, Ralf Wilhelm, Maik Frede, Klaus Dupré, and Lothar Ackermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10140-10144 (2005)

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A composite crystalline Nd:YAG rod consisting of 5 segments with different dopant concentrations for high power diode end-pumping is presented. A maximum laser output power of 407 W with an optical-to-optical efficiency of 54 % was achieved by longitudinal pumping with a high power laser diode stack.

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

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Dietmar Kracht, Ralf Wilhelm, Maik Frede, Klaus Dupré, and Lothar Ackermann, "407 W End-pumped Multi-segmented Nd:YAG Laser," Opt. Express 13, 10140-10144 (2005)

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