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Drastic reduction of heat release in magneto-optical elements: new ways toward a 100 kW average power Faraday isolator
Author(s): Dmitry S. Zheleznov; Efim A. Khazanov; Ivan B. Mukhin; Oleg V. Palashov
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Paper Abstract

Faraday isolators with low heat release are created for high average power lasers. The heat release is reduced either by shortening the optical element (due to cooling to nitrogen temperatures or use of superconducting solenoids) or by employing non-traditional magneto-optical media with better thermo-optical properties. It is shown that the suggested ways make it possible to create a Faraday isolator for 100kW average power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6610, Laser Optics 2006: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion, 66100F (4 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739839
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Dmitry S. Zheleznov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Efim A. Khazanov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Ivan B. Mukhin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Oleg V. Palashov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6610:
Laser Optics 2006: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion
Vladimir I. Ustyugov, Editor(s)

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