16 June 1993 High-power diffraction-limited cw optical amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146933
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Rectangular broad area optical traveling-wave amplifiers have been demonstrated to emit 3.3 W CW of diffraction-limited output power when injected with 400 mW of Ti:Sapphire radiation. Improvement in the amplifier characteristics is realized by replacing the rectangular current-pumped contact with a flared or tapered contact, and amplifying a diverging beam. In this fashion, up to 5.25 W CW of diffraction-limited output is obtained from a 200 mW Ti:Sapphire master oscillator.
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David G. Mehuys, Lew Goldberg, D. C. Hall, and David F. Welch "High-power diffraction-limited cw optical amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146933
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