High energy erbium laser end-pumped by a laser diode bar array coupled to a Nonimaging Optic Concentrator

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Tanguy , Eric ; Feugnet , Gilles ; Pocholle , Jean-Paul ; Blondeau , R. ; Poisson , M.A. ; Duchemin , J.P. (1998)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Subject: [ SPI.TRON ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Electronics | [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-OPTICS ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Optics [physics.optics]

International audience; A high energy Er3+, Yb3+:glass laser end pumped by a laser diode array emitting at 980 nm coupled to a Nonimaging Optic Concentrator (NOC) is demonstrated. Energy up to 100 mJ and a 16% slope efficiency are achieved in a plano-plano laser cavity.... View more
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