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Optimization algorithm for the pump structure of diode side-pumped lasers
Author(s): Changqing Cao; Xiaodong Zeng; Yuying An
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Paper Abstract

The pump structure greatly influences the characteristics of a diode side-pumped laser. To achieve high absorption efficiency and a homogeneous pump-beam distribution simultaneously, a systemic algorithm has been established to optimize the pump structure, where multiple reflections occur on the internal wall of the reflector inside the pump chamber. The absorption efficiency and the deviation of the absorption distribution are both evaluated for a typical solid-state laser medium. A scheme for identifying an ideal pump configuration was finally obtained from several determination procedures, in which all pump structure parameters were taken into account. A novel design of an efficient, highly reliable, and good beam quality diode side-pumped solid-state laser is presented. Effort has been done to obtain a highly uniform pumping intensity in the active area, which simultaneously reduces the effects of thermal gradient. In this design a novel lens duct configuration is used. By this way a uniform power distribution and a maximum absorption of pump power is resulted. Numerical analysis also indicates the superiority of the design to other methods such as direct and diffusive pumping techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 713531 (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.802133
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Changqing Cao, Xidian Univ. (China)
Xiaodong Zeng, Xidian Univ. (China)
Yuying An, Xidian Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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