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1.8kW diode laser system for fibre-delivery using brightness-enhanced diode stacks and a novel final beam-shaper
Author(s): H. J. Baker; J. F. Monjardin; P. Kneip; D. R. Hall; R. McBride
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Paper Abstract

A 1.8kW diode laser source made up of 100 W diode bars is designed for fibre delivery, using two new techniques to enhance the delivered brightness and equalise the beam-parameter product. Custom corrective phase plates in laser-cut silica are attached permanently to the two stacks of ten bars, correcting bar smile and restoring a factor of 2.5 in lost brightness. The two units are beam-compacted and polarisation coupled to a single array beam. As a final step, a novel confocal beam-slicer produces five segments from the slow-axis beam profile and stacks the segments in the fast-axis direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6876, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications VI, 68760W (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762786
Show Author Affiliations
H. J. Baker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. F. Monjardin, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
P. Kneip, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. R. Hall, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. McBride, PowerPhotonic, Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6876:
High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications VI
Mark S. Zediker, Editor(s)

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