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Nd:YAG laser side pumped by diode laser arrays
Author(s): Hua Tan; Weiling Huang; Zhouyou Zhou; Hailin Wang; Hongbing Cao; Ying Wang
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Paper Abstract

The major limitation of flashlamp-pumped solid-state lasers is the low overall efficiency. Replacing flashlamps with high power laser diodes allows an increase of system efficiency by over an order of magnitude. Because of the thermally induced stress fracture of the laser materials, power-scaling possibilities of end-pumped configurations are limited. Therefore side pump geometry has to be used for high power laser. The theory and the design of high power diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser system is described. The Nd:YAG rod is side-pumped by diode laser arrays with wavelength at 808 nm. We analyze the result of our experiments and make some conclusions about the design of side-pumped laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3862, 1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers, (8 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361196
Show Author Affiliations
Hua Tan, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Weiling Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhouyou Zhou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hailin Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hongbing Cao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Ying Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3862:
1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers
Fuxi Gan; Horst Weber; Zaiguang Li; Qingming Chen, Editor(s)

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