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Current status and development trends of disk laser technology
Author(s): Alexander Killi; Ivo Zawischa; Dirk Sutter; Jochen Kleinbauer; Sven Schad; Jörg Neuhaus; Christian Schmitz
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Paper Abstract

This paper highlights unique advantages of the disk laser technology for converting the moderate brilliance of laser diodes into excellent solid state laser beam quality with high efficiency. In contrast to traditional diode pumped solid state lasers, particularly all relevant fluencies remain constant when the power is scaled by increasing the active area of the disk. The state of the art TRUMPF disk laser family is presented, including latest results. Theoretical and practical limits are discussed and an outlook over new disk laser generations including high power cw, q-switched, and amplified systems is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 68710L (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761664
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Killi, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Ivo Zawischa, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Dirk Sutter, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Jochen Kleinbauer, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Sven Schad, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Jörg Neuhaus, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Christian Schmitz, TRUMPF Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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