Radiation Balanced Lasers (RBL) use cooling from spontaneous emission to offset waste heat generation. This technique offers the potential for very high power operation without thermo-optic distortions or damage. Nevertheless establishing and maintaining radiation balance poses interesting problems for the laser designer. An analysis of RBL’s sensitivity to material losses, intensity variation, and temperature will be presented. This comparison of simulations and experiments is intended to assist in the design of future high power systems.
Steven R. Bowman, "Practical challenges for radiation-balanced lasers (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10121, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids II, 101210H (Presented at SPIE OPTO: February 02, 2017; Published: 20 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2253739.5397967390001.
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