6 October 2003 Investigations of optical and laser performance of diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 5230, Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532106
Event: 2003 Chapter books, 2003, Bellingham, WA, United States
The diode side pumped lasers heads for rod and slab active elements were elaborated and characterized under real pumping conditions. Model of side pumped laser elements of rod or slab shape enabling estimation of overlapping efficiency and threshold was developed. It was shown in experiments that the optical performance for both types of heads is delimited by transversal, asymmetrical thermal gradients resulting in high level of depolarization and diffraction losses. The fundamental mode limit is about 20 W per 1 cm for a head side pumped by single diode bar.
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Jacek Kwiatkowski, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Miroslaw Dabrowski, Miroslaw Dabrowski, Rafal Dulski, Rafal Dulski, Jozef Firak, Jozef Firak, Waldemar Zendzian, Waldemar Zendzian, Jan Karol Jabczynski, Jan Karol Jabczynski, } "Investigations of optical and laser performance of diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 5230, Laser Technology VII: Progress in Lasers, (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.532106; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532106


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