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Initial testing of edge-pumped Yb:YAG disk laser with multi-passed extraction
Author(s): John Vetrovec; Drew A. Copeland; Amardeep S. Litt; Detao Du
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Paper Abstract

We report on initial testing of an edge-pumped Yb:YAG disk laser. The assembled laser uses two laser disks having a composite ceramic construction with undoped perimetral edge designed to channel pump light while efficiently outcoupling amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). Edge-pumping allows for reduced doping of crystals with laser ions, which translates to a lower lasing threshold in Yb:YAG material and much reduced waste heat flux. This work presents results of initial testing of the laser with one Yb:YAG laser disk and resonator optics configured for power extraction with two passes through the disk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices, 82350T (20 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909822
Show Author Affiliations
John Vetrovec, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Drew A. Copeland, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Amardeep S. Litt, Aqwest, LLC (United States)
Detao Du, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8235:
Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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