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Efficient, 1.5W CW and 7mJ quasi-CW TEM[sub]00[/sub] mode operation of a compact diode-laser-pumped 2.94µm Er:YAG laser
Author(s): John Gary Sousa; David Welford; Josh Foster
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Paper Abstract

An efficient, compact diode-laser-pumped 2.94μm Er:YAG laser operating at 1.5 W continuous output power in a TEM00 beam with M2<1.2 has demonstrated pulsed operation in the quasi-cw regime with energies up to 9 mJ. Power scaling and output beam fiber-coupling at 85% efficiency in a hermetic package will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 75781E (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848508
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John Gary Sousa, Sheaumann Laser, Inc. (United States)
David Welford, Endeavour Laser Technologies (United States)
Josh Foster, Sheaumann Laser, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7578:
Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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