26 February 2013 Next generation 9xx/10xx nm high power laser diode bars for multi-kilowatt industrial applications
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We report on the development of high power, 9xx-10xx nm laser diode bars for use in direct diode systems and for solidstate and fibre laser pumping with applications in industrial markets. For 1 cm wide bars on micro channel cooler (MCC) we have achieved a reliable output power of 250 W across the 900 nm – 1060 nm range. At this output power level we have achieved power conversion efficiencies of 65-66 % and 90 % power content slow axis beam divergence of ~6.5°. Results of a 6400 h life test show an average power degradation of 0.6 % per 1000 h at this operating power level. We will also show results of high power bars assembled on the new OCLARO conductive cooler, the BLM. This new cooler has a small footprint of 12.6 mm × 24.8 mm and is designed for lateral or vertical stacking of diodes in multi kilowatt systems but with the benefits associated with a conductive cooler. The thermal properties are shown to be the same as for a standard CS mount. 1 cm wide high fill factor bars and 0.5 cm wide low fill factor half bars assembled on the BLM operate at 63-64 % power conversion efficiency (PCE) with output powers of up to 250 W and 150 W, respectively.
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Paul Commin, Paul Commin, René Todt, René Todt, Martin Krejci, Martin Krejci, Rainer Bättig, Rainer Bättig, Reinhard Brunner, Reinhard Brunner, Norbert Lichtenstein, Norbert Lichtenstein, } "Next generation 9xx/10xx nm high power laser diode bars for multi-kilowatt industrial applications", Proc. SPIE 8605, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications XI, 86050Y (26 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004296

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