16 June 1993 Advances of 3- to 10-W average-power diode-pumped lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1865, Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146952
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Current results for diode pumped solid state lasers are driven by advances in diode laser technology. Diode arrays in the 10 - 20 watt range are now available in useful formats which allow coupling into side- and end-pumped laser configurations. Side-pumped designs have traditionally produced higher output power at the expense of mode quality. End-pumped devices, on the other hand, have shown high mode quality but have been limited in their output power or pulse energy. Results are given which demonstrate new end-pumped laser coupling and cavity configurations which allow both high mode quality and increased power output.
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Sheldon B. Hutchison, Sheldon B. Hutchison, Thomas M. Baer, Thomas M. Baer, Kelly A. Cox, Kelly A. Cox, Phillip H. Gooding, Phillip H. Gooding, David F. Head, David F. Head, John W. Hobbs, John W. Hobbs, Mark S. Keirstead, Mark S. Keirstead, Gregory J. Kintz, Gregory J. Kintz, } "Advances of 3- to 10-W average-power diode-pumped lasers", Proc. SPIE 1865, Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146952; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146952


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