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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1995
  • pp: 713–715

Multiwatt diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser continuously tunable between 1018 and 1053 nm

U. Brauch, A. Giesen, M. Karszewski, Chr. Stewen, and A. Voss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 713-715 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000713


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Abstract

A new powerful source of broadly (35-nm) tunable laser radiation in the near-infrared (near 1030 nm) wavelength range is presented. Inserting a birefringent filter into a 10-W diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser resonator gives several watts of narrow-linewidth (0.07-nm) continuously tunable cw output power. By taking advantage of the power scalability of the thin disk concept, even hundreds of watts of tunable power with near-diffraction-limited beam quality and high efficiency are feasible. Generation and amplification of subpicosecond pulses with high average and peak powers are also promising applications of the Yb:YAG thin disk laser.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 1994
Published: April 1, 1995

Citation
U. Brauch, A. Giesen, M. Karszewski, Chr. Stewen, and A. Voss, "Multiwatt diode-pumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser continuously tunable between 1018 and 1053 nm," Opt. Lett. 20, 713-715 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-7-713

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