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6 April 1987 Scaling And Configuring Diode Pumped Slab Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0736, New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications; (1987)
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Lasers for some space applications have operational requirements for lifetime, efficiency and power output which can only be met by development of all solid-state laser sys-tems. Laser diode pumping of neodymium host materials has demonstrated good efficiency and lifetime at low power levels. This paper addresses the issues involved in scaling to the kilowatt power level. A design configuration for stand-off coupling of rack and stack laser diode arrays to a laser slab is presented which satisfies all of the above criteria. Design examples for near term efficiencies of >5% and long term efficiencies >15% for both cw and pulsed type lasers in the one kilowatt range are used as illustrations of the technique.
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Louis B. Allen "Scaling And Configuring Diode Pumped Slab Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0736, New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications, (6 April 1987);


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