Pulsed solid-state laser system with fiber phase conjugation and 315 W average output power
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- Riesbeck, T., Risse, E. & Eichler, H. Appl Phys B (2001) 73: 847. doi:10.1007/s003400100745
Solid-state laser sources with high average output power and high beam quality are required for numerous applications in industry and science. To improve the beam quality, stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) mirrors based on optical phase conjugation are used to compensate for phase distortions in master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) systems. SBS phase conjugation in commercially available silica optical fibers facilitates the construction of high-power solid-state laser systems with high beam quality. Here we present a flash lamp-pumped, passively Q-switched Nd:YAP system which delivers an average output power of 315 W with M2=2.6 at a wavelength of 1.08 μm.