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Diode-array side-pumped Nd:YLiF4 laser
Author(s): Richard A. Utano; Douglas A. Hyslop; Toomas H. Allik
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Paper Abstract

A 6.3 mm diameter by 15 mm long a-axis Nd:YLiF4 (YLF) laser rod was side-pumped by a 475 W GaAlAs diode array. A 42.9 percent optical slope efficiency was achieved while pumping in a region of low absorption in the 2H9/2, 4F5/2 band at 806 nm. Findlay-clay loss analysis and pump absorption profiles are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1223, Solid State Lasers, (1 April 1990);
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Richard A. Utano, CECOM Ctr. for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)
Douglas A. Hyslop, CECOM Ctr. for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)
Toomas H. Allik, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1223:
Solid State Lasers
George Dube, Editor(s)

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