Abstract

New geometry for edge-pumping composite solid-state microchip laser suitable for high power scaling is presented. Yb:YAG/YAG composite device with 200-┬Ám thick 15-at.% Yb:YAG of 3.6-mm diameter produced on-time 34W output power with 0.26 slope efficiency.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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