Highly astigmatic solid-state laser with improved mode matching and thermal management

Justin L. Blows*, Judith M. Dawes, James A. Piper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Line-focus pumped systems offer the scope for power scaling by lengthening the pump volume while increasing its power proportionally. In these systems, a thin crystal slab is used, hence enabling the reduction of temperature rise in the center of the laser crystal. The result is efficient operation in temperature-sensitive materials. Further, the required pump-beam optics are simple and easy to align when compared with beam-shapers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages104-105
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557525218
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 3 May 19988 May 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period3/05/988/05/98

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