Diode bars pump solid-state crystals to high powers
Nearly ten years ago, a feature article appeared in what was then called Laser Focus magazine addressing the relatively embryonic technology of diode-pumped solid-state lasers.1 Author Tom Baer described a novel (and now classic) diode-array-end-pumped laser geometry and the advantages of diode-pumped systems. Then-potential applications of micromachining with
Multiwatt solid-state lasers pumped by fiber-coupled diode laser bars address OEM market needs.
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