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Modeling of high-power solid-state slab lasers
Author(s): Bin Chen; J. Dong; M. Patel; Y. Chen; Aravinda Kar; Michael A. Bass
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Paper Abstract

We present practical modeling for edged-pumped high power solid-state slab lasers. Both analytic and ray tracing methods were used to analyze the distributions of absorbed pump power using real broad spectrum diode laser pump sources. The resulting thermal and stress distributions were calculated with finite element analysis. Our analyses include the temperature dependence of the gain medium’s thermal conductivity and expansion coefficient. Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG were then compared for use as gain media for high power solid state slab laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501644
Show Author Affiliations
Bin Chen, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
J. Dong, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
M. Patel, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Y. Chen, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Aravinda Kar, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael A. Bass, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


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

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