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10 November 2003 High-beam-quality operation of a 150-W diode-pumped solid state planar waveguide laser
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Proceedings Volume 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.515809
Event: XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 2002, Wroclow, Poland
Abstract
The planar waveguide solid-state laser, using a large core neodymium doped YAG waveguide and face-pumping by diode bar arrays, is currently producing a multi-mode-mode power up to 160 W, and high beam quality operation at 100 W. The large core waveguide has been shown to be capable of scaling to higher powers. In this paper, experimental developments in multi-pass face-pumping are presented, using double-sided pumping of the waveguide section, and ray tracing techniques are presented which provide an assessment of the pumping efficiency.
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Howard J. Baker, J. R. Lee, and Denis R. Hall "High-beam-quality operation of a 150-W diode-pumped solid state planar waveguide laser", Proc. SPIE 5120, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (10 November 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.515809
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