Abstract

We report the demonstration of a transversally diode array pumped Nd:Yag laser using thirty 20 watts CW linear diode arrays. At a 9 kHz repetition rate the laser produces 58 watts average power at 532 nm when intracavity doubled with a KTP crystal, leading to a 3.2 % optical/electrical efficiency.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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