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17 June 2003 Modeling of high-power solid-state slab lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4968, Solid State Lasers XII; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501644
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We present practical modeling for edged-pumped high power solid-state slab lasers. Both analytic and ray tracing methods were used to analyze the distributions of absorbed pump power using real broad spectrum diode laser pump sources. The resulting thermal and stress distributions were calculated with finite element analysis. Our analyses include the temperature dependence of the gain medium’s thermal conductivity and expansion coefficient. Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG were then compared for use as gain media for high power solid state slab laser.
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Bin Chen, J. Dong, M. Patel, Y. Chen, Aravinda Kar, and Michael A. Bass "Modeling of high-power solid-state slab lasers", Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501644
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