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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1247–1249

Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1247-1249 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001247


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Abstract

We demonstrate a scalable architecture for a high-power, high-brightness, solid-state laser based on coherent combinations of master oscillator power amplifier chains. A common master oscillator injects a sequence of multikilowatt Nd:YAG zigzag slab amplifiers. Adaptive optics correct the wavefront of each amplified beamlet. The beamlets are tiled side by side and actively phase locked to form a single output beam. The laser produces 19 kW with beam quality < 2 × diffraction limited. To the best of our knowledge, this is the brightest cw solid-state laser demonstrated to date.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2006

Citation
G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, "Coherent combination of high-power, zigzag slab lasers," Opt. Lett. 31, 1247-1249 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1247


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