11 November 2016 Innovative opto-mechanical design of a laser head for compact thin-disk
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Proceedings Volume 10151, Optics and Measurement International Conference 2016; 1015103 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254794
Event: Optics and Measurement 2016 International Conference, 2016, Liberec, Czech Republic
Abstract
We present recent progress in design of innovative versatile laser head for lasers based on thin-disk architecture which are being constructed at the HiLASE centre of the IOP in the Czech Republic. Concept of thin-disk laser technology allows construction of lasers providing excellent beam quality with high average output power and optical efficiency. Our newly designed thin-disk carrier and pump module comes from optical scheme consisting of a parabolic mirror and roof mirrors proposed in 90’s. However, mechanical parts and a cooling system were in-house simplified and tailor-made to medium power lasers since no suitable setup was commercially available. Proposed opto-mechanical design is based on stable yet easily adjustable mechanics. The only water nozzle-cooled component is a room-temperature-operated thindisk mounted on a special cooling finger. Cooling of pump optics was replaced by heat conductive transfer from mirrors made of special Al alloy to a massive brass baseplate. Such mirrors are easy to manufacture and very cheap. Presented laser head was manufactured and tested in construction of Er and Yb doped disk lasers. Details of the latest design will be presented.
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Karolina Macúchová, Martin Smrž, Martina Řeháková, Tomáš Mocek, "Innovative opto-mechanical design of a laser head for compact thin-disk", Proc. SPIE 10151, Optics and Measurement International Conference 2016, 1015103 (11 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2254794; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254794
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