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A silicon carbide face cooled ceramic Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): G. Alex Newburgh; M. Dubinskii; Douglas Merrell
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Paper Abstract

We present lasing results of a SiC face cooled 4% Nd:YAG ceramic in an unstable cavity mode configuration (slope efficiency 35%) under quasi-CW pump conditions. This work demonstrates the first time lasing of a high temperature bonded, anti-reflection (AR) coated bonded SiC/Nd:YAG assembly. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling of the temperature, stress, thermal lensing and polarization loss of the SiC/Nd:YAG stack under lasing conditions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6552, Laser Source Technology for Defense and Security III, 655207 (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722408
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G. Alex Newburgh, Army Research Lab. (United States)
M. Dubinskii, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Douglas Merrell, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6552:
Laser Source Technology for Defense and Security III
Gary L. Wood; Mark A. Dubinskii, Editor(s)

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