19 August 1996 Thermal conductivity of e-beam and IBS coatings
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The development of coatings which show a good thermal conductivity plays an important role in the realization of new laser schemes like the Yb:YAG disk laser. We present results on investigations on the thermal conductivity of different thin film materials produced by conventional thermal evaporation and ion beam sputtering. With the optimized IBS-process high reflecting coatings are produced on the end faces of Yb:YAG disk lasers. A significant reduction of the thermal gradient in the laser disk was observed, which is an essential requirement for high power lasers besides the excellent optical quality of the coating.
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M. L. Grilli, M. L. Grilli, T. Aumann, T. Aumann, Detlev Ristau, Detlev Ristau, Manfred Dieckmann, Manfred Dieckmann, Ferdinand von Alvensleben, Ferdinand von Alvensleben, Enrico Masetti, Enrico Masetti, } "Thermal conductivity of e-beam and IBS coatings", Proc. SPIE 2775, Specification, Production, and Testing of Optical Components and Systems, (19 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246766; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246766

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