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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 869–871

Efficient Nd:YAG laser end pumped by a 20-W diode-laser bar

W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 869-871 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000869


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Abstract

We describe efficient cw operation of a Nd:YAG laser longitudinally pumped by a 20-W cw diode-laser bar by use of a novel pump reshaping and focusing scheme. Fundamental-transverse-mode operation at 1.064 μm with output powers of 6 W (unpolarized) and 5.3 W (linearly polarized) for 14.4 W of incident pump power have been demonstrated.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996

Citation
W. A. Clarkson and D. C. Hanna, "Efficient Nd:YAG laser end pumped by a 20-W diode-laser bar," Opt. Lett. 21, 869-871 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-12-869


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