IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS
Abstract: We report on a high-peak-power end-pumped AlGaInAs laser at 1.52 μm with a linear plane-parallel cavity. A highreflective coated diamond is utilized not only as the heat spreader but also as the front mirror simultaneously to make the laser cavity to be extremely compact. The average output power and the corresponding peak power under this cavity configuration is found to be up to 2.58 and 516 W separately at a repetition rate of 100 kHz and a pump power of 12 W corresponding to a peak power of 2.4 kW. The experimental results assure the promising application of dielectric coated diamond as a multifunctional optics to fulfill a high performance and compact cavity design.