Abstract

Scaling of alkali lasers to higher powers requires using multiple diode lasers for pumping. The first (to our knowledge) results of a cw rubidium laser pumped by two laser diode arrays are presented. A slope efficiency of 53%, total optical efficiency of 46%, and output power of 17W have been demonstrated.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Rb laser energy level diagram.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the experimental setup. The PBSs are used so that the polarization of the laser is orthogonal to the polarization of two pump beams.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the Rb laser as a function of the total input pump power.

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