Abstract

We report the demonstration of a diode-array-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a cw output of 3.3 W at 1.06 μm. The laser was side pumped using linear diode arrays focused with cylindrical optics to provide efficient spatial overlap between the pump and cavity modes. Intracavity doubling using KTP produced 0.76-W output repetitively Q switched at 532 nm. The electrical efficiency for the 1.06-μm output was 3.5%.

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