Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 265–267

200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser

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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1564-9

Cite this article as:
Gong, M., Li, C., Liu, Q. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 79: 265. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1564-9


A novel concept of corner pumping has been developed. The corner-pumped slab design allows long absorption length and symmetric conduction cooling, making it particularly suitable for high-power quasi-three-level lasers. A corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser has been demonstrated for the first time. A preliminary experimental result shows that the laser produces 202 W of cw output power with 1400 W of incident pump power.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gong
    • 1
  • C. Li
    • 1
  • Q. Liu
    • 1
  • G. Chen
    • 1
  • W. Gong
    • 1
  • P. Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Photonics and Electronics, Department of Precision InstrumentsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina