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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1857–1859

High-power air-cooled SiC-clad Nd : YVO 4 slab lasers

Rui Zhang, Jinfu Niu, Jianqiu Xu, and Jingzhong Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1857-1859 (2011)

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We demonstrate a diode-pumped, air-cooled, 100 W class SiC-clad Nd : YVO 4 active slab laser based on diffusion bonding of two SiC plates to a thin Nd : YVO 4 slab. We obtained 83 W of cw output power with a slope efficiency of 27% without water cooling. This demonstration initiates a novel (to the best of our knowledge) cooling design for efficient removal of waste heat generated from the diode edge-pumped high-power slab laser at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

Rui Zhang, Jinfu Niu, Jianqiu Xu, and Jingzhong Xu, "High-power air-cooled SiC-clad Nd:YVO4 slab lasers," Opt. Lett. 36, 1857-1859 (2011)

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