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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1997
  • pp: 99–101

1.1-W cw Cr:LiSAF laser pumped by a 1-cm diode array

D. Kopf, U. Keller, M. A. Emanuel, R. J. Beach, and J. A. Skidmore  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 99-101 (1997)

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We demonstrate 1.1-W cw output power from a diode-laser array-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser based on a concept that allows for pumping low-gain solid-state lasers at reduced temperature rise. We discuss scaling to higher powers as a function of diode power and define a figure of merit for evaluating given diode lasers as pump sources for low-gain solid-state lasers.

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D. Kopf, U. Keller, M. A. Emanuel, R. J. Beach, and J. A. Skidmore, "1.1-W cw Cr:LiSAF laser pumped by a 1-cm diode array," Opt. Lett. 22, 99-101 (1997)

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