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Power-scalable Ho:YAG slab laser intracavity side-pumped by a Tm:YLF slab laser

S.So, J.I.Mackenzie, D.P.Shepherd and W.A.Clarkson
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, U.K.

J.G.Betterton, E.K.Gorton and J.A.C.Terry*
QinetiQ Ltd., St. Andrews Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3PS, U.K.
* present address Photonic Innovations Centre, University of St.Andrews, Scotland, U.K.


We report the first demonstration of an intracavity side-pumped Ho:YAG slab laser, delivering 13W at 2.09μm and discuss the advantages of this scheme as an approach for power scaling.

ASSP 2006 Lake Tahoe 29 Jan - 1 Feb (2006)

Southampton ePrint id: 38967


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