23 March 2016 Realistic modeling of low quantum defect lasers
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Near resonant pumping of solid-state lasers offers the potential for high efficiency and minimal thermal loading. These lasers inherently operate in the regime where fluorescent cooling plays an important role. Here a model is developed to optimize efficiency and minimize heating for these laser systems. The model incorporates realistic background absorption and excitation quenching. Beyond the conventional laser modeling, this s includes both radiative cooling and fluorescence trapping. The model is illustrated with simulations of Yb:YAG lasers.
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Steven R. Bowman, "Realistic modeling of low quantum defect lasers", Proc. SPIE 9765, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids, 97650F (23 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213119; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213119

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