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Diode pumped Yb:YAG V-shape unstable super Gaussian laser resonators for 10 Hz – 100 joules class laser
Author(s): A. Fulop; G. Bourdet; J.-C. Chanteloup; C. Dambrine; S. Ferre; S. Le Moal; A. Pichot; G. Le Touze; H. Yu; Z. Zhao
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Paper Abstract

A diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser has been demonstrated. A V-shape unstable resonator with a Super Gaussian coupling mirror was chosen. We describe the model that permits to choose the parameters of the cavity and predict the laser performances. A diode pumping architecture is used in which 941 nm radiation is homogenously delivered to the laser crystal. We present here the Pumping Delivery Optics and the laser performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5708, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588395
Show Author Affiliations
A. Fulop, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
G. Bourdet, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
J.-C. Chanteloup, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
C. Dambrine, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
S. Ferre, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
S. Le Moal, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
A. Pichot, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
G. Le Touze, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
H. Yu, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Research Ctr. of Laser Fusion (China)
Z. Zhao, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics/CAS (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5708:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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