6 March 2013 Development of kW class Nd:YAG composite ceramic thin disc laser
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We are developing a high-repetition and high-average-power Nd:YAG laser amplifier pumped by fiber coupled LDs in order to apply to laser machining of carbon composite materials such as CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic). Final target is 1.5 kW output at wavelength of 1064 nm by 8 kW LD pumping. The amplifier consists of several Nd:YAG ceramic thin discs on a non-doped ceramic YAG block. At first, we measured wave-front distortion and small-signal gain of a prototype amplifier whose target is more than 500 W output.
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K. Iyama, K. Iyama, R. Bhushan, R. Bhushan, H. Furukawa, H. Furukawa, K. Tsubakimoto, K. Tsubakimoto, H. Yoshida, H. Yoshida, H. Fujita, H. Fujita, M. Fujita, M. Fujita, N. Miyanaga, N. Miyanaga, Y. Tamaoki, Y. Tamaoki, Y. Kato, Y. Kato, T. Kawashima, T. Kawashima, } "Development of kW class Nd:YAG composite ceramic thin disc laser", Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 859928 (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002807; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002807
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