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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1672–1674

Yb:YAG power oscillator with high brightness and linear polarization

Gregory D. Goodno, Stephen Palese, Joseph Harkenrider, and Hagop Injeyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1672-1674 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001672


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Abstract

A diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser with a novel end-pumped zigzag slab architecture has been developed. This architecture provides uniform transverse pump profiles, conduction cooling of the laser crystal, mechanical robustness, and ready scalability to higher powers. At room temperature the laser emits 415 W of cw power with 30% optical conversion efficiency. An image-inverting stable resonator permits a high-brightness output of 252 W with linear polarization and an average M2 beam quality of 1.45. Q-switched pulse energies of as much as 20 mJ and average Q-switched powers of as much as 150 W were obtained while M2 was maintained at <1.5.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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Gregory D. Goodno, Stephen Palese, Joseph Harkenrider, and Hagop Injeyan, "Yb:YAG power oscillator with high brightness and linear polarization," Opt. Lett. 26, 1672-1674 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-21-1672


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