Systems, configurations and methods of using laser diodes in ring-shaped arrays placed a distance away from thin disk solid-state laser gain media, which provide uniformly absorbed pump power distribution with high absorption efficiency. This results in major improvements in the scalability and ruggedness of such lasers and disk laser amplifiers. Use of the diode laser pump configurations of the invention results in compact, robust and scalable lasers that produce high quality, high power outputs.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Bass, Michael and Dong, Jun, "Ring geometry diode lasers arrays and methods so that they are coherent with each other." (2006). UCF Patents. 497.