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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 370–372

Partially end-pumped Nd:YAG slab laser with a hybrid resonator

Keming Du, Nianle Wu, Jiandong Xu, J. Giesekus, P. Loosen, and R. Poprawe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 370-372 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000370


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Abstract

A Nd:YAG slab is partially end pumped by a diode laser stack with three diode laser bars. The pumped volume has a rectangular cross section. A hybrid resonator, which is stable in the plane of small dimension and is off-axis unstable in the plane of large dimension of the gain cross section, was used to yield highly efficient laser operation at diffraction-limited beam quality. The laser design and experimental results are reported.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

Citation
Keming Du, Nianle Wu, Jiandong Xu, J. Giesekus, P. Loosen, and R. Poprawe, "Partially end-pumped Nd:YAG slab laser with a hybrid resonator," Opt. Lett. 23, 370-372 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-5-370


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