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Performance of a Conduction Cooled Nd:Glass Slab Laser
Author(s): M. K. Reed; R. L. Byer
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Paper Abstract

The zigzag slab geometry is an established method of reducing thermo-optical effects in solid-state lasers. Achieving predicted improvements requires careful control of the slab temperature distribution. Our conduction cooled zigzag laser design is an attempt to provide a Nd:Glass slab with uniform pumping and cooling within a protective environment. This paper reports the results of initial tests of this design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0736, New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications, (6 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938064
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M. K. Reed, Stanford University (United States)
R. L. Byer, Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0736:
New Slab and Solid-State Laser Technologies and Applications
John M. Eggleston III; Steven Guch Jr., Editor(s)

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