110 W ceramic Nd3+ : Y3Al5O12 laser
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- Lu, J., Yagi, H., Takaichi, K. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 79: 25. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1511-9
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A high-power, continuous-wave 0.6% Nd3+-doped ceramic Y3Al5O12 (Nd:YAG) laser has been developed. 110 W laser output at 1064 nm was obtained, with a slope efficiency of about 41%. The M2 factor was found to be around 6. The laser performance of the ceramic laser material was found to compare favorably with that obtained with single crystal Nd:YAG.