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Investigation of radiation-balanced disk lasers
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Paper Abstract

Employing large surface-area-to-volume ratio gain, thin-disk lasers have shown great potential in power scaling. But thermal management for these devices is still challenging. One possible approach is to balance the heat load generated by the lasing process with cooling power from the anti-Stokes cooling process, forming radiation balanced lasers (RBLs). Compared to bulk RBLs, thin-disk RBLs can be better thermally balanced with reduced thermal gradients, promising higher output power and better beam quality. In this paper, we analyze and investigate radiation balanced disk lasers with Yb:YAG and Yb:YLF crystals in different pumping configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10550, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids III, 105500B (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2292264
Show Author Affiliations
Zhou Yang, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Alexander R. Albrecht, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Junwei Meng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10550:
Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids III
Richard I. Epstein; Denis V. Seletskiy; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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