Face pumping of thin, solid-state slab lasers with laser diodes

A. Faulstich, H. J. Baker, D. R. Hall

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A new technique for face pumping of slab lasers uses transfer of light from 10 quasi-cw laser diode bars through a slotted mirror into a rectangular, highly reflective pump chamber, giving efficient multipass pumping of a thin Nd:glass slab laser. A slope efficiency of 28% and a maximum pulse energy of 65 mJ have been obtained, and gain and loss measurements with thickness t = 0.45-1.04 mm have confirmed the 1/t scaling of gain in thin slabs and the high efficiency of pump light transfer. © 1996 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-596
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume21
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1996

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Faulstich, A. ; Baker, H. J. ; Hall, D. R. / Face pumping of thin, solid-state slab lasers with laser diodes. In: Optics Letters. 1996 ; Vol. 21, No. 8. pp. 594-596.
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Face pumping of thin, solid-state slab lasers with laser diodes. / Faulstich, A.; Baker, H. J.; Hall, D. R.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 21, No. 8, 15.04.1996, p. 594-596.

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