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From multi kW continuous wave to multi MW femtosecond pulses: recent developments exploiting disk laser technology
Author(s): Sascha Weiler; Marco Holzer; Paul Graham; Juergen Stollhof; David Havrilla
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Paper Abstract

Disk lasers combine high efficiency, excellent beam quality, high average and/or peak power with moderate cost and high reliability at multiple wavelengths, ranging from the infrared over the green to the ultraviolet. The demonstrated infrared average powers range from tens of kW in CW operation over >1 kW in ns pulses to >100 W in ps pulses and > 70 W in fs pulses. Wavelength conversion for nearly all modes of operation, e.g. 700 W@515nm in ns pulses, enlarges the fields of applications, making the disk technology today's most versatile laser platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 791209 (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873559
Show Author Affiliations
Sascha Weiler, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Marco Holzer, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Paul Graham, TRUMPF Inc. (United States)
Juergen Stollhof, TRUMPF Inc. (United States)
David Havrilla, TRUMPF Inc. Laser Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7912:
Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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