200-W corner-pumped Yb:YAG slab laser
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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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