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Estimating stress and strain in end-pumped laser crystals: the case of Cr:LiCAF rod
Author(s): Usamah O. Farrukh
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Paper Abstract

The ability of the laser crystal to withstand the damaging effects of thermal stresses and strain is an important factor in the design of high power solid state laser systems. To compute these effects, a set of cylindrical coordinates differential equations relating 3-dimensional thermal stresses and strains relevant to a Cr:LiCAF rod was derived. The c-axis of the end-pumped rod was assumed to be perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the cylindrical crystal. Expressions for spatial temperature rise in such a configuration was obtained and the approach of stress calculations was presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2989, Modeling and Simulation of Higher-Power Laser Systems IV, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273680
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Usamah O. Farrukh, Hampton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2989:
Modeling and Simulation of Higher-Power Laser Systems IV
Usamah O. Farrukh; Santanu Basu, Editor(s)

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