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8 July 2004 Progress in the development of solid state disk laser
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Proceedings Volume 5332, Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices; (2004)
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
This work describes recent progress in the development of a solid-state disk laser that uses composite laser disks in active mirror configuration, edge-pumping, and cooling by microchannel-type heat exchanger. An innovative pressure clamping technique was used to mitigate thermo-mechanical distortions in the disk. A test article Yb:glass disk was operated at a thermal load corresponding to about 1 kW laser output in a steady-state regime with surface temperatures around 90°C while exhibiting less than λLaser/10 rms phase error. Measured pump uniformity approaching 90% validated the edge-pumping architecture.
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John Vetrovec, Rashmi S. Shah, Tom Endo, Andrea Koumvakalis, Kevin Masters, William Wooster, Kenneth C. Widen, and Steven Lassovsky "Progress in the development of solid state disk laser", Proc. SPIE 5332, Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, (8 July 2004);


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