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High-power Yb:YAG rod oscillators and amplifiers
Author(s): David S. Sumida; Hans W. Bruesselbach; Robert W. Byren; Metin S. Mangir; Robin Reeder
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Paper Abstract

We report 0.95 kW average output power from a single cw-diode pumped Yb:YAG power oscillator. The 3-mm diameter solid-state laser rod is side pumped by three sets of cw diode arrays each of which has an electrical-to-optical efficiency of up to 50%. Our phase-conjugate master oscillator, power-amp architecture will incorporate this pump cavity as one of the power amplifiers for multi-kW average power, good beam quality laser applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3265, Solid State Lasers VII, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308662
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David S. Sumida, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Hans W. Bruesselbach, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Robert W. Byren, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Metin S. Mangir, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Robin Reeder, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3265:
Solid State Lasers VII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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