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Thermal effects in diode-laser-pumped monolithic Nd:glass lasers
Author(s): Randal L. Schmitt; Paul A. Spence; David G. Scerbak
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Paper Abstract

Thermally induced index of refraction gradients and their effect on the performance of diode-laser-pumped monolithic Nd:glass lasers are discussed. A simple technique for modeling thermal effects in these lasers is described. This model is useful in optimzing the cavity design and selecting the best glass for the monolithic ring laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1410, Solid State Lasers II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43605
Show Author Affiliations
Randal L. Schmitt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Paul A. Spence, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
David G. Scerbak, Electro-Optics Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1410:
Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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