11 May 2004 DPAL: a new class of CW near-infrared high-power diode-pumped alkali (vapor) lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.537984
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
DPAL, a new class of diode pumped alkali vapor lasers, offers the prospect for high efficiency cw laser radiation at near-infrared wavelengths: cesium 895 nm, rubidium 795 nm, and potassium 770 nm. The physics of DPAL lasers are outlined, and the results of laboratory demonstrations using a titanium sapphire surrogate pump are summarized, along with benchmarked device models. DPAL electrical efficiencies of 25-30% are projected and near-diffraction-limited DPAL device power scaling into the multi-kilowatt regime from a single aperture is also projected.
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William Franklin Krupke, William Franklin Krupke, Raymond J. Beach, Raymond J. Beach, Vernon Keith Kanz, Vernon Keith Kanz, Stephen A. Payne, Stephen A. Payne, } "DPAL: a new class of CW near-infrared high-power diode-pumped alkali (vapor) lasers", Proc. SPIE 5334, Gas and Chemical Lasers, and Applications III, (11 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.537984; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.537984


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