24 March 1989 100 Watt Class Moving Slab Glass Laser
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Proceedings Volume 1021, High Power Solid State Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950067
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
We extracted 386 W average power from a moving slab glass laser with a pumped area of 300 cm2. The total efficiency was 3.1 %. The beam was linearly polarized and had constant divergencies of 3 mrad in the small dimension (6 mm) and 13 mrad in the large dimension (20 mm), independent of the average input power. The repetition rate was 10 pps. A new method to measure the thermal load of the laser glass is presented. We found that 6.6 % of the electrical input power is dissipated as heat in the glass slab, which is of the same magnitude as the storage efficiency.
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J. R. Unternahrer, J. R. Unternahrer, H. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiguchi, T. Motegi, T. Motegi, T. Mochizuki, T. Mochizuki, "100 Watt Class Moving Slab Glass Laser", Proc. SPIE 1021, High Power Solid State Lasers, (24 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950067


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