Theoretical modeling of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser with a solid nonfocusing pump light collector.


We report theoretical modeling for a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser in which the laser rod is fixed in a solid nonfocusing (prismatic) light collector. The geometry provides for pumping the rod from four sides, which gives a relatively uniform gain profile across the transverse section of the rod and enables a high tolerance of the laser output to resonator… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.33.002273


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