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High-brightness rotary disk lasers
Author(s): Santanu Basu; Marly Camargo; John Donnelly
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we will present recent results from the first commercially available rotary disk laser. Rotary disk laser concept introduces physical motion as a new control element in solid state laser designs. Rotary disk lasers have the potential of producing much higher power in single-mode operation than other types of bulk solid state lasers. Rotary disk lasers also have the potential of generating much higher energy pulses than fiber lasers. The Nd-YAG rotary disk laser produced 30.8 W of output power in a single mode at 32.4% optical efficiency. In a preliminary test, 81.9 W was obtained from a single mode Yb-YAG rotary disk laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, (27 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.597070
Show Author Affiliations
Santanu Basu, Sparkle Optics Corp. (United States)
Marly Camargo, Sparkle Optics Corp. (United States)
John Donnelly, Sparkle Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5707:
Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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