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Initial testing of a ceramic Yb:YAG edge-pumped solid state disk laser
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 having a composite ceramic construction with undoped perimetral edge. The edge is 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. Uniform gain and stable lasing were achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8381, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, 838112 (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919639
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. 8381:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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