A new compact high brilliance diode laser type

  title={A new compact high brilliance diode laser type},
  author={Ferdinand Bammer and Bernhard Holzinger},
Our work deals with a new approach to improve the beam quality of diode lasers, which is still insufficient for many applications. We propose time-multiplexing, where several pulsed laser diode beams are guided onto a common optical path. This allows to superpose the power of the diodes while maintaining the beam parameter product of a single laser diode. Pulsed operation of continuous wave laser diodes was shown to be possible up to pulse enhancement factors of ten provided that pulse duration… CONTINUE READING