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Computer simulation of the thermally induced birefringence in a high-repetition-rate Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Yiding Li; Dongsheng Jiang; Shouhuan Zhou
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Paper Abstract

In order to obtain a good beam quality from a high power, high repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, a complete understanding of the thermally induced birefringence is necessary. We advanced a method by using a computer to simulate the photoelastic effects inside the Nd:YAG working material and developed a set of graphs on thermally induced birefringence via different electrical input power (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4 kW) and different values in (e.g., 3, 4, 5, 6 mm) diameter of the YAG rod. The simulated results indicate the optimum way of thermal birefringence compensation under different pumping and cooling conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1979, 1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics, (11 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144133
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Yiding Li, North China Research Institute of Electro-Optics (China)
Dongsheng Jiang, North China Research Institute of Electro-Optics (China)
Shouhuan Zhou, North China Research Institute of Electro-Optics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1979:
1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics

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