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Advances of 3- to 10-W average-power diode-pumped lasers
Author(s): Sheldon B. Hutchison; Thomas M. Baer; Kelly A. Cox; Phillip H. Gooding; David F. Head; John W. Hobbs; Mark S. Keirstead; Gregory J. Kintz
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Paper Abstract

Current results for diode pumped solid state lasers are driven by advances in diode laser technology. Diode arrays in the 10 - 20 watt range are now available in useful formats which allow coupling into side- and end-pumped laser configurations. Side-pumped designs have traditionally produced higher output power at the expense of mode quality. End-pumped devices, on the other hand, have shown high mode quality but have been limited in their output power or pulse energy. Results are given which demonstrate new end-pumped laser coupling and cavity configurations which allow both high mode quality and increased power output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1865, Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146952
Show Author Affiliations
Sheldon B. Hutchison, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
Thomas M. Baer, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
Kelly A. Cox, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
Phillip H. Gooding, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
David F. Head, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
John W. Hobbs, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
Mark S. Keirstead, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Kintz, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1865:
Diode Pumping of Average-Power Solid State Lasers
Georg F. Albrecht; Raymond J. Beach; Stephan P. Velsko, Editor(s)

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