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Highly stable UV-mode-locked lasers with an output power of 35 W at 355 nm
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Paper Abstract

High power compact UV lasers with diffraction limited beam are required for industrial applications such as laser direct imaging, wafer inspection or photo voltaic. By use of a Nd:YVO4 oscillator with a Saturable Bragg Reflector and a single pass amplifier, 73 W output power in mode-locked operation at 80 MHz have been generated with high peak power. By use of two LBO crystals a third harmonic output power of 35 W at 355 nm was demonstrated with an M2 value of <1.2. This corresponds to 48% nonlinear conversion efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71930W (27 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810988
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Mond, Coherent Lübeck GmbH (Germany)
Holger Schoene, Coherent Lübeck GmbH (Germany)
Andreas Diening, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Guenter Hollemann, Coherent Lübeck GmbH (Germany)
Wolf Seelert, Coherent Lübeck GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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