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Old 06-15-2009, 05:44 AM #1
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Default Side pump SSY-1 with 808nm diodes?

Has anyone attempted to side pump the SSY-1 yag from a rangefinder with a high power 808nm diode? I have 10Watts of 808nm and a SSY-1. I'm wondering if one could get some nice 1024nm with side pumping...


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I may try that in a few months, I currently have 40w of 808 diode bars, and a spare ssy1, it would produce 1064nm though. I see no reason this wouldnt work, The only problem I see is maybe the cooling for the yag rod.

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I'm sure there must be a way to cool the YAG. The "older" 20-40 yag systems used to use flash lamps that gave CW 1024/532. Of coarse these were water cooled. Your 40w could potentially give you about 8w+ of green

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Default Re: Side pump SSY-1 with 808nm diodes?

You'll want to start with a LAMP PUMPED CW ROD such as a laserscope or other designed for CW or Q-switched use, The SSY is doped to high for cw use, though with QCW driving and water cooling you could get some wickid Q-swiched pulses out. FWIW I pumped a 3 inch laserscopt rod with 4x 60W mrs christie coherent monster diodes, removed the emitter assemblies and re purposed driving each at 40W so 160W of 808 in, q-switched the yag 1064 output at 2.4KHz got close to 38W of average green out. It was nice because everything fit in a larger computer case except the head. It was pretty wild seeing a almost 40W green beam from something drawing about 500W
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Sorry, but, pictures/movies or it didn't happen.

I'm not claiming it's not doable, just that is not as simple as you make it sound.
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