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White Paper: Brightlock® Pump Diodes Take The Heat Out Of High Power Lasers

Source: Laser Operations LLC / QPC Lasers

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By Laurent Vaissie, Ph.D., Laser Operations LLC - QPC Lasers

Power scaling of diode pumped lasers has accelerated dramatically over the past ten years, breaking through the 100 kW barrier for the first time in 2010 and 10kW from a single mode fiber a few months earlier. Looking forward, in addition to keeping the power scaling curve on the upswing, system designers are now faced with the incredible challenges of minimizing heat dissipation, power consumption, and cost of ownership.