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Materials for high-average power solid state lasers
Author(s): John Vetrovec
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Paper Abstract

High-average power solid-state lasers use Nd or Yb lasants doped into a variety of host materials. Desirable properties for such materials include favorable spectroscopy, thermomechanical and thermo-optical parameters, and availability of the host material in large size and good quality. A laser designer often faces difficult choices because no combination of dopant and host materials incorporates all of the most desirable properties. This work presents a comparative study of gain media for diode-pumped, high-average power solid-state disk lasers. Relative performance of Nd and Yb doped into several host media is evaluated under several pump conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478956
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John Vetrovec, Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4968:
Solid State Lasers XII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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