10 April 1995 High-power cw operation of diode laser transversely-pumped Nd:YAG lasers
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We report on diode laser side-pumped, cw Nd:YAG rod lasers operating at pump powers up to 1 kW. With linear diode laser arrays as pump sources a pump power of 90 W/cm is realized. In multimode operation at 1064 nm, output powers of more than 300 W cw are observed. Applying a dynamically stable resonator design, an output power of more than 45 W in TEM00 mode operation is realized with an optical-to-optical efficiency of more than 11%. Higher pump powers up to several 100 W/cm can be achieved by using fiber-coupled diode lasers as pump sources. Laser performance, thermal properties and possible applications of these laser systems will be discussed.
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Dirk Golla, S. Knoke, Wolfram Schoene, G. Ernst, Andreas Tuennermann, Herbert Welling, "High-power cw operation of diode laser transversely-pumped Nd:YAG lasers", Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206459; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.206459
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