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Diode pumped high power lasers

Diode pumped high power lasers

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In this chapter, we will guide the reader through development process of high average power diode pumped solid-state lasers, starting from material choice, through amplifier geometry and detailed description of the lasers at HiLASE.

Chapter Contents:

  • 5.1 Material selection
  • 5.1.1 Laser properties
  • 5.1.2 Thermal properties
  • 5.1.3 Nonlinear properties
  • 5.1.4 Gain bandwidth
  • 5.1.5 Comparison
  • 5.2 Laser amplifiers
  • 5.2.1 Regenerative amplifiers
  • 5.2.2 Multipass amplifiers
  • 5.2.3 Chirped pulse amplification
  • 5.3 Geometry of the active medium in high power amplifier
  • 5.3.1 Rod-type amplifiers
  • 5.3.2 Fiber amplifiers
  • 5.3.3 Thin-disk and active mirror amplifiers (incl TRAM)
  • 5.3.4 Slab (zig-zag, multislab, innoslab)
  • 5.4 Thin-disk high power system
  • 5.4.1 Yb: YAG active medium
  • 5.4.2 Pump geometry for thin-disk lasers
  • 5.4.3 Zero-phonon-line pumping
  • 5.4.4 Thin-disk module manufacturing
  • 5.4.5 High power regenerative amplifiers
  • 5.4.6 Thin-disk-based multipass amplifier
  • 5.5 Multislab high power system
  • 5.5.1 Modeling [103, 104]
  • 5.5.2 System layout
  • Front-end
  • 10 J main preamplifier
  • 100 J power amplifier
  • 5.5.3 Output parameters
  • References

Inspec keywords: laser beams; optical pumping; solid lasers

Other keywords: amplifier geometry; high average power diode pumped solid-state lasers; diode pumped high power lasers

Subjects: Lasing action in other solids; Design of specific laser systems; Textbooks; Solid lasers; Laser beam interactions and properties; Laser beam characteristics and interactions

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