Efficient high beam quality copper vapor laser MOPA system with miniature master oscillator

Daniel J. W. Brown, David W. Coutts

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Abstract

The successful operation of a high-beam-quality 'miniature' copper vapor laser (CVL) designed as master oscillator for a 20-W power amplifier is reported. When the miniature CVL was amplified by a single pass through a nominally 20-W amplifier, 22.6 W of diffraction-limited output was obtained at 7 kHz for a total electrical input of 4 kW. The CVL MOPA system with miniature CVL master oscillator was also capable of generating significant high beam quality power at elevated pulse repetition frequency. Further performance characteristics of miniature CVL-MOPA systems are presented, as well as nonlinear frequency conversion of the output of these systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
Volume8
ISBN (Print)0780319710
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 8 May 199413 May 1994

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OtherProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period8/05/9413/05/94

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    Brown, D. J. W., & Coutts, D. W. (1994). Efficient high beam quality copper vapor laser MOPA system with miniature master oscillator. In Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 8, pp. 1-1). Washington, DC: Optical Society of America (OSA).