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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18421–18432

3kW liquid–cooled elastically-supported Nd:YAG multi-slab CW laser resonator

Xing Fu, Peilin Li, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18421-18432 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.018421


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Abstract

A 3kW liquid-convection-cooled Nd:YAG CW laser resonator with a novel design is developed and demonstrated, in which the straight-through geometry is adopted that the oscillating laser propagates through multiple thin slabs and multiple cooling flow layers in Brewster angle. Using the elastically-supported Nd:YAG single-crystal thin slabs at different doping levels, a multimode laser output with the output power of 3006 W is obtained from the stable cavity at the pump power of 19960 W, corresponding to an optical-optical efficiency of 15.1%, and a slope efficiency of 21.2%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

Citation
Xing Fu, Peilin Li, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong, "3kW liquid–cooled elastically-supported Nd:YAG multi-slab CW laser resonator," Opt. Express 22, 18421-18432 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-15-18421


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