8 September 1998 Cooled Yb:YAG for high-power solid state lasers
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The development of high-average-power solid-state lasers with good beam quality has been limited primarily by thermo- optic distortions in the laser gain medium. Cooling Yb:YAG gain media to cryogenic temperatures promises to significantly reduce thermo-optic distortions relative to 300 K Nd:YAG. Preliminary results have been obtained for a diode-pumped, cooled Yb:YAG laser operating at 1.03 micrometers , and the experiments to date verify a large reduction in thermo-optic effects.
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Tso Yee Fan, Tso Yee Fan, T. Crow, T. Crow, Brian Hoden, Brian Hoden, } "Cooled Yb:YAG for high-power solid state lasers", Proc. SPIE 3381, Airborne Laser Advanced Technology, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323939; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323939


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