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Microchip high-power radially pumped composite Yb:YAG laser
Author(s): Nicolaie A. Pavel; Jiro Saikawa; Sunao Kurimura; Takunori Taira
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Paper Abstract

A novel design for a quasi-three level, microchip high-power laser is proposed. The design uses a Yb:YAG core surrounded by an undoped YAG region of slab shape that could be pumped from one or from both slab sides. Theoretical descriptions of the pumping optimization, pump-beam distribution, and output-to-input power characteristics are presented. The simulations show that from a composite Yb:YAG chip, which consists of a Yb:YAG core of 2.0-mm diameter and 13.0-at.% Yb concentration surrounded by an undoped YAG slab of 5.0-mm width and 0.8-mm thickness, a TEM00 output beam of 100 W continuous-wave power could be obtained. The expected optical-to-optical efficiency is 39%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432866
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Nicolaie A. Pavel, Institute for Molecular Science and Institute of Atomic Physics (Japan)
Jiro Saikawa, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)
Sunao Kurimura, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)
Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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