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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 986–988

Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG edge-pumped slab lasers

T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 986-988 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000986


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Abstract

Experimental demonstrations of two edge-pumped zigzag slab lasers are presented. The Nd:YAG slab laser generated 127 W of multimode output power with 300W of pump power. Preliminary results with a Yb:YAG slab produced 46 W of output power with 315W of pump power. The edge-pumped slab design permits symmetric conduction cooling and efficient pump absorption and accepts large-numerical-aperture pump sources.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

Citation
T. S. Rutherford, W. M. Tulloch, S. Sinha, and R. L. Byer, "Yb:YAG and Nd:YAG edge-pumped slab lasers," Opt. Lett. 26, 986-988 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-13-986

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