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1 June 2004 Rotating-disk solid state lasers: thermal properties
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Proceedings Volume 5333, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII; (2004)
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
Approximate calculations of the temperature distribution of a rotating-disk solid-state laser are presented. The surfaces of the Nd:YAG or Nd:glass rotating disk pass close to two water-cooled plates. A thin gap, filled with gas, separates each plate from the disk. For an Nd:YAG disk, temperature distributions are given for a 50 μm gap filled with He, for a 50 μm gap filled with air, and for the case in which the thermal conductivity of the Nd:YAG dominates the problem. Calculated results for an Nd:glass disk are compared with a temperature profile obtained from a rotating-disk laser.
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Alan H. Paxton, Steven M. Massey, Jason B. McKay, and Harold C. Miller "Rotating-disk solid state lasers: thermal properties", Proc. SPIE 5333, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII, (1 June 2004);


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