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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1168–1170

Diode-pumped high-efficiency high-brightness Q-switched ND:YAG slab laser

Errico Armandillo, Callum Norrie, Alberto Cosentino, Paolo Laporta, Paul Wazen, and Patrick Maine  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 1168-1170 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.001168


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Abstract

A high-efficiency diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG oscillator designed for future spaceborne applications has been demonstrated and characterized. The laser is based on a side-pumped slab geometry and uses an unstable resonator with a radially variable-reflectivity output coupler. The laser provides an output pulse energy of 100 mJ at a 100-Hz repetition rate, with a near-diffraction-limited beam and an overall electrical optical efficiency exceeding 6%.

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Errico Armandillo, Callum Norrie, Alberto Cosentino, Paolo Laporta, Paul Wazen, and Patrick Maine, "Diode-pumped high-efficiency high-brightness Q-switched ND:YAG slab laser," Opt. Lett. 22, 1168-1170 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-15-1168

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