28 July 1994 Development of high repetition-rate glass slab laser
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Glass laser is the best one to radiate high-average power used for material processing and X- ray production. However, the thermal conductivity of laser glass is very low compared with other laser crystals. We report newly developed glass slab laser operating at 8 Hz without laser glass breakage, the geometrical shape of the glass slab is different from conventional ones. Our glass slab is composed of small square glasses. Slab laser (10t mm X 40w mm X 125l mm) at pumping power of 1500 W emitted the average output power of 46 W.
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Kanyoshi Ochi, Kunio Yoshida, T. Kotera, N. Namikawa, Schukichi Kaku, "Development of high repetition-rate glass slab laser", Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180913; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.180913
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