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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14767–14770

Cs laser with unstable cavity transversely pumped by multiple diode lasers

B.V. Zhdanov, M.K. Shaffer, and R.J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14767-14770 (2009)

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We have demonstrated a Cs vapor laser with an unstable resonator transversely pumped by 15 narrowband laser diode arrays. A slope efficiency of 43%, a total optical efficiency of 31% and a maximum output power 49 W were obtained with a pump power of 157 Watts.

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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 Systems

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2009
Published: August 5, 2009

B.V. Zhdanov, M.K. Shaffer, and R.J. Knize, "Cs laser with unstable cavity transversely pumped by multiple diode lasers," Opt. Express 17, 14767-14770 (2009)

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