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Compact diode-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser
Author(s): Alexander E. Mandl; Daniel E. Klimek
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a diode end-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser which operates at 10Hz. The device uses a novel endcap design which allows simplified coupling of the 940nm Q-CW InGaAs diode pumps and improves the excitation uniformity of the Yb:YAG. We have achieved 500mJ of laser output operating in the long pulse mode (2ms pulses) in excellent agreement with kinetic code calculations. Very little difference in laser performance between long pulse and Q-switched operation has been observed. To date, Q-switched measurements have been performed at energies to 6OmJ with pulse lengths of 6Ons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424603
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander E. Mandl, Textron Systems (United States)
Daniel E. Klimek, Textron Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4267:
Solid State Lasers X
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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