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Realistic modeling of low quantum defect lasers
Author(s): Steven R. Bowman
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Paper Abstract

Near resonant pumping of solid-state lasers offers the potential for high efficiency and minimal thermal loading. These lasers inherently operate in the regime where fluorescent cooling plays an important role. Here a model is developed to optimize efficiency and minimize heating for these laser systems. The model incorporates realistic background absorption and excitation quenching. Beyond the conventional laser modeling, this s includes both radiative cooling and fluorescence trapping. The model is illustrated with simulations of Yb:YAG lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9765, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids, 97650F (23 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213119
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Steven R. Bowman, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9765:
Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids
Richard I. Epstein; Denis V. Seletskiy; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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