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Laser properties of an improved average-power Nd-doped phosphate glass
Author(s): Stephen A. Payne; Christopher D. Marshall; Andy J. Bayramian; Gary D. Wilke; Joseph S. Hayden
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Paper Abstract

The Nd-doped phosphate laser glass described herein can withstand 2.3 times greater thermal loading without fracture, compared to APG-1 (commercially available average-power glass from Schott Glass Technologies). The enhanced thermal loading capability is established on the basis of the intrinsic thermomechanical properties (expansion, conduction, fracture toughness, and Young's modulus), and by direct thermally induced fracture experiments using Ar-ion laser heating of the samples. This Nd-doped phosphate glass (referred to as APG-t) is found to be characterized by a 29% gain cross section and a 25% longer low-concentration emission lifetime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190936
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher D. Marshall, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Andy J. Bayramian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gary D. Wilke, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph S. Hayden, Schott Glass Technologies Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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