New high power monolithic Surface Emitting Laser Diode 2D arrays (SELDs) are used to pump an Nd. YAG slab in QCW mode. The laser delivers 6.5 mJ in the free- running mode for 30 mJ pumping light. In the Q-switch mode, a 60 kW peak power per pulse is achieved.

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