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Evaluation of thermal birefringence power loss in the laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser
Author(s): Hiroyuki Furukawa; Norimitsu Hiura; Yoshinori Kato; Hiroki Matsui; Masanobu Yamanaka; Yasukazu Izawa; Sadao Nakai; Chiyoe Yamanaka
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Paper Abstract

A 3D analysis code of thermal birefringence in solid-state lasers was developed. Basic equations include thermal conduction, absorption of laser energy, thermal stress and thermal birefringence. Relative phase shift induced by thermal effects are measured and found to be in good agreement with quantitative simulation results. Edge effects of thermal birefringence are quantitatively estimated by 3D simulation. Those are unable to be estimated by 2D analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380939
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroyuki Furukawa, Institute for Laser Technology (Japan)
Norimitsu Hiura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yoshinori Kato, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroki Matsui, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masanobu Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yasukazu Izawa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Sadao Nakai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Chiyoe Yamanaka, Institute for Laser Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3889:
Advanced High-Power Lasers
Marek Osinski; Howard T. Powell; Koichi Toyoda, Editor(s)

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