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Spinning disk solid-state lasers, computer simulation
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Paper Abstract

A computer code to calculate the output power and disk temperature distribution for a spinning disk laser has been developed. Calculated values agree well with experiment. The surfaces of the Nd:YAG rotating disk pass close to two water-cooled plates. A thin gap, filled with gas, separates each plate from the disk. For an Nd:YAG disk, results are given for a 50 μm gap filled with He.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications, 610103 (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660682
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Alan H. Paxton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Harold C. Miller, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6101:
Laser Beam Control and Applications
Steven J. Davis; Alexis V. Kudryashov; Adolf Giesen; Detlef Nickel; Michael C. Heaven; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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