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High-Power Thin-Disk Resonator and Gain Medium

  • Oleg ProninEmail author
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Abstract

Progress in the development of laser diodes has attracted a lot of interest to Yb-doped gain media over the last few decades. Such gain media are of a quasi-three-level nature, and have a narrow absorption bandwidth, previously considered as undesirable, but then turned out to be advantageous with the availability of powerful high-brightness pump diodes. Together with the invention of the thin-disk concept [1] and routine growth of Yb:YAG crystals [2] a new class of thin-disk solid-state diode-pumped lasers was established [3]. These systems are truly power-scalable, have large mode areas over the optical elements and are sensitive to misalignment.

Keywords

Pump Power Thermal Lens Gain Medium Stability Zone Pump Spot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)GarchingGermany

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