Applied Physics B

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 195–198 | Cite as

High-power diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser

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Abstract

A 2% Tm3+-doped LiYF4(Tm:YLF) slab is double-end-pumped by two laser diode stacks. The pumped volume has a rectangular cross section. The Tm:YLF laser produced 148 W of continuos-wave output at 1912 nm in a beam with Mx2≈199 and My2≈1.7 for 554 W of incident pump power. The slope efficiency with respect to the incident pump power was 32.6%, and the optical-to-optical efficiency was 26.7%.

PACS

42.55.-f 42.55.Xi 42.60.Pk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.French–German Research Institute, ISLSaint-LouisFrance
  2. 2.National Laser CentreCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchPretoriaSouth Africa

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