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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 748–751

Laser diode array pumped continuous wave Rubidium vapor laser

B. V. Zhdanov, A. Stooke, G. Boyadjian, A. Voci, and R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 748-751 (2008)

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We have demonstrated continuous wave operation of a laser diode array pumped Rb laser with an output power of 8 Watts. A slope efficiency of 60% and a total optical efficiency of 45% were obtained with a pump power of 18 Watts. This laser can be scaled to higher powers by using multiple laser diode arrays or stacks of arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

B. V. Zhdanov, A. Stooke, G. Boyadjian, A. Voci, and R. J. Knize, "Laser diode array pumped continuous wave Rubidium vapor laser," Opt. Express 16, 748-751 (2008)

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