Tm:YLF slab wavelength-selected laser

H. J. Strauss*, G. King, L. Maweza, Daniel Esser

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A Tm:YLF slab laser was wavelength selected to operate at 1890 nm. The oscillator consisted of a single 2.5% doped Tm:YLF slab, a volume Bragg Grating (VBG) mirror and a 90% output-coupler. The slab crystal was pumped with a 300 W diode stack using a pump reproducing configuration. The output power exceeded 80 W and the beam quality factors in the horizontal and vertical directions were 182 and 2.5 respectively. (C)2012 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1170
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


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