High-efficiency, room-temperature nanosecond Yb:YAG laser.


Yb(3+)-doped gain media offer favorable properties for diode-pumped laser amplifiers for high-energy ns-pulses. To reach high optical-to-optical conversion efficiencies at room temperature however, very high and often impractical fluences are required both for pumping and extraction. Low temperature operation offers a solution, but the required cryogenic… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.019887