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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1993
  • pp: 1317–1319

High-power Nd:YLF laser end pumped by a diode-laser bar

Th. Graf and J. E. Balmer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 1317-1319 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001317


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Abstract

We report on a Nd:YLF laser that is end pumped by a quasi-cw diode-laser bar. A fiber-optic coupler was developed to collimate and transform the cross section of the diode-laser radiation for increased spatial overlap with the TEM00 mode of the Nd:YLF laser. With 12.3-mJ, 200- μs pump pulses, an optical-to-optical efficiency of 25% and a slope efficiency of 28% were obtained in free-running operation. In Q-switched operation with 19.25-mJ, 400-μs pump pulses, peak powers as high as 210 kW with 3-mJ pulse energy were obtained.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 1993
Published: August 15, 1993

Citation
Th. Graf and J. E. Balmer, "High-power Nd:YLF laser end pumped by a diode-laser bar," Opt. Lett. 18, 1317-1319 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-16-1317

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