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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1995
  • pp: 1148–1150

300-W cw diode-laser side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser

D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 1148-1150 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001148


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Abstract

We report on the laser performance and power scaling properties of diode-laser side-pumped Nd:YAG rod lasers operating at high cw output powers. Applying a pump power of 1100 W cw in a ninefold pump geometry, we obtain an output power of more than 300 W in multimode operation. For a comparable pump scheme an output power of more than 45 W in TEM00 mode operation is realized with an optical-to-optical efficiency of more than 11%.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 1995
Published: May 15, 1995

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D. Golla, S. Knoke, W. Schöne, G. Ernst, M. Bode, A. Tünnermann, and H. Welling, "300-W cw diode-laser side-pumped Nd:YAG rod laser," Opt. Lett. 20, 1148-1150 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-10-1148


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