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Spectrally beam combined fiber lasers for high power, efficiency, and brightness
Author(s): Robert S Afzal; Eric Honea; Matthias Savage-Leuchs; Niel Gitkind; Richard Humphreys; Jason Henrie; Kush Brar; Don Jander
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Paper Abstract

Spectrally Beam Combined fiber laser provide a superior architecture for power scaling laser to high power. We present experimental results where we achieved < 3 kW, M2 = 1.35 with < 39% E-O efficiency by combining 12 individual fiber lasers into a single high brightness beam.

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Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8547, High-Power Lasers 2012: Technology and Systems, 854706 (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.982047
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Robert S Afzal, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Eric Honea, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Matthias Savage-Leuchs, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Niel Gitkind, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Richard Humphreys, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Jason Henrie, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Kush Brar, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)
Don Jander, Lockheed Martin Aculight (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8547:
High-Power Lasers 2012: Technology and Systems
Harro Ackermann; Willy L. Bohn, Editor(s)

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