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Applied Physics B

, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 389–392 | Cite as

High power continuous-wave diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser

  • D. Golla
  • S. Knoke
  • W. Schöne
  • A. Tünnermann
  • H. Schmidt
Advanced Optically Pumped Solid-State Lasers

Abstract

We report on a diode-laser-pumped cw Nd: YAG laser operating at a power level of 150 W. By using a transverse pump geometry, the radiation of 54 diode lasers with an output power of 10 W each is coupled into a Nd:YAG rod. In multimode operation, an optical slope efficiency of 32% and an optical to optical efficiency of 29% are obtained. In TEM00 operation, an output power of more than 30 W is realized with an optical to optical efficiency of 10%.

PACS

42.55.Rz 42.60By 42.60Da 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Golla
    • 1
  • S. Knoke
    • 1
  • W. Schöne
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
  • H. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V.HannoverGermany

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