, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 25-28
Date: 16 Apr 2004

110 W ceramic Nd3+  : Y3 Al5 O12 laser

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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.