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Development of kW class Nd:YAG composite ceramic thin disc laser
Author(s): K. Iyama; R. Bhushan; H. Furukawa; K. Tsubakimoto; H. Yoshida; H. Fujita; M. Fujita; N. Miyanaga; Y. Tamaoki; Y. Kato; T. Kawashima
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a high-repetition and high-average-power Nd:YAG laser amplifier pumped by fiber coupled LDs in order to apply to laser machining of carbon composite materials such as CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic). Final target is 1.5 kW output at wavelength of 1064 nm by 8 kW LD pumping. The amplifier consists of several Nd:YAG ceramic thin discs on a non-doped ceramic YAG block. At first, we measured wave-front distortion and small-signal gain of a prototype amplifier whose target is more than 500 W output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 859928 (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002807
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K. Iyama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
ALPROT (Japan)
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
R. Bhushan, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
H. Furukawa, ALPROT (Japan)
ILT (Japan)
K. Tsubakimoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
H. Yoshida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
H. Fujita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
M. Fujita, ALPROT (Japan)
ILT (Japan)
N. Miyanaga, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Y. Tamaoki, ALPROT (Japan)
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Y. Kato, ALPROT (Japan)
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
T. Kawashima, ALPROT (Japan)
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8599:
Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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