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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1245–1247

High-efficiency multi-kilowatt Er 3 + : Y AG solid-state heat-capacity laser

Marc Eichhorn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1245-1247 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001245


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Abstract

First results on a diode-pumped multikilowatt-class Er 3 + : YAG solid-state heat-capacity laser (SSHCL) are reported. The laser achieves an output power of 4650 W and output energies in excess of 440 J . A moderate crystal temperature increase due to crystal heating of 56.7 K / s is measured at 11.3 kW of pump power and the temperature-related power drop is determined to 8.8 W / K . The presented work is believed to be the first multi-kilowatt-class resonantly diode-pumped Er 3 + : YAG laser.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011

Citation
Marc Eichhorn, "High-efficiency multi-kilowatt Er3+:YAGsolid-state heat-capacity laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 1245-1247 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1245

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