13 May 2016 Development of high-power and high-energy 2μm bulk solid-state lasers and amplifiers
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A selection of 2 μm lasers and amplifiers developed at the CSIR National Laser Centre in South Africa is presented. A diverse range of near diffraction-limited 2 μm lasers and amplifiers were developed which varied from high-energy, single-frequency oscillators and amplifiers, to compact and efficient MOPA systems delivering high average powers. This was made possible by exploiting various advantageous properties of holmium-doped YLF while mitigating its detrimental properties through the use of novel pump and laser design approaches.
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Wayne Koen, Wayne Koen, Cobus Jacobs, Cobus Jacobs, Lorinda Wu, Lorinda Wu, Hencharl Strauss, Hencharl Strauss, "Development of high-power and high-energy 2μm bulk solid-state lasers and amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 9834, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XII, 98340U (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231104; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231104

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