20 November 2015 Thermal analysis on grad-doped active-mirror Yb:YAG ceramic lasers
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Optical Engineering, 54(11), 116105 (2015). doi:10.1117/1.OE.54.11.116105
Heat conduction, temperature distribution, thermal stress, and thermally induced refractive index of a diode-pumped active-mirror grad-doped Yb:YAG ceramic laser are analyzed and compared to a uniform-doped Yb:YAG ceramic laser. It is found that a rationally designed grad-doped Yb:YAG ceramic has a smaller temperature gradient than a uniform-doped Yb:YAG ceramic with the same absorption pump power, which results in higher output energy in the grad-doped Yb:YAG ceramic laser.
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Xiaojin Cheng, Jianlei Wang, Benxue Jiang, "Thermal analysis on grad-doped active-mirror Yb:YAG ceramic lasers," Optical Engineering 54(11), 116105 (20 November 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.11.116105

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