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Development of high-power and high-energy 2 µm bulk solid-state lasers and amplifiers
Author(s): Wayne Koen; Cobus Jacobs; Lorinda Wu; Hencharl Strauss
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9834, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XII, 98340U (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231104
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne Koen, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Cobus Jacobs, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Lorinda Wu, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Hencharl Strauss, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9834:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security XII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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