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Practical challenges for radiation-balanced lasers (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Steven R. Bowman
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Paper Abstract

Radiation Balanced Lasers (RBL) use cooling from spontaneous emission to offset waste heat generation. This technique offers the potential for very high power operation without thermo-optic distortions or damage. Nevertheless establishing and maintaining radiation balance poses interesting problems for the laser designer. An analysis of RBL’s sensitivity to material losses, intensity variation, and temperature will be presented. This comparison of simulations and experiments is intended to assist in the design of future high power systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10121, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids II, 101210H (20 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253739
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Steven R. Bowman, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10121:
Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids II
Richard I. Epstein; Denis V. Seletskiy; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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