10 W average power at 8.5 kHz from a copper vapour laser pumped Ti:sapphire laser

W. J. Wadsworth*, D. W. Coutts, C. E. Webb

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Abstract

Thermal lensing and crystal damage by the pump laser beam become significant when using high power copper vapor lasers (CVLs) for longitudinal pumping of Ti:sapphire lasers. By using a transverse pumping geometry, it has been shown that damage to the Ti:sapphire laser crystal by the pump beam may be eliminated. Using a 64 w CVL at a pulse repetition frequency of 8.5 kHz, an output power of 10 W broad band at 780 nm has been obtained with a slope efficiency of 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on lasers and electro-optics Europe
Subtitle of host publicationtechnical digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages162
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)078034233X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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