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A diode-pumped Rb laser at 398 nm
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The CW diode-pumped alkali laser (DPAL) based on the rubidium resonance transition at 794.8 nm has been investigated. The pump sources for these experiments are commercially available 780 nm fiber-coupled diode modules, incorporating volume holographic gratings for wavelength control. Operating characteristics, pump architecture, power scaling and lifetime limitations have been studied. To date, lasers pumped by single 20 W diode bars have produced over 1 W output at 794.8 nm and 100 mW at the 397.4 nm harmonic. Lasers pumped by two 40 W diodes generate almost 8 W at 794.8 nm.

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Date Published: 13 March 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 68711Q (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.773979
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A. B. Petersen, Spectra Physics, a Division of Newport Corp. (United States)
R. J. Lane, Spectra Physics, a Division of Newport Corp. (United States)


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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