A novel, scalable Faraday rotator has been designed for high-average-power lasers in a gas-cooled multi-disk scheme. The concept with a negligible thermal distortion and birefringence is feasible up to 10 kW/cm2 enough below fracture limit.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
R. Yasuhara, M. Yamanaka, T. Norimatsu, Y. Izawa, T. Kawashima, T. Ikegawa, O. Matsumoto, T. Sekine, T. Kurita, H. Kan, and H. Furukawa, "Design and Analysis on Face-Cooled Disk Faraday Rotator under High Average Power Lasers," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MB43.
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