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19 February 2009 Rubidium and potassium alkali lasers
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We report on the results of our diode pumped alkali laser experiments. Using volume bragg gratings, we have produced a 1.28 kW diode stack with a 0.35 nm bandwidth and ~70% of the power contained in the peak. We use two of these stacks to pump a 23 mm rubidium cell. We achieve 29 W of average output power at a 14% duty factor.
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J. Zweiback and B. Krupke "Rubidium and potassium alkali lasers", Proc. SPIE 7196, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III, 71960E (19 February 2009);


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