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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1998
  • pp: 2365–2370

Modeling of a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Joseph L. Dallas and Robert S. Afzal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2365-2370 (1998)

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We have developed a unique numerical laser model by use of a commercial physical optics software package. The experimentally measured lasing threshold, slope efficiency, power output distribution, and phase front have been derived. This model is particularly powerful for monitoring the effects caused by thermal distortions encountered in power scaling lasers. Extrapolations have been made through parametric studies to predict changes required in the laser design that would optimize the performance of the laser.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

Original Manuscript: January 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 1997
Published: April 20, 1998

Joseph L. Dallas and Robert S. Afzal, "Modeling of a diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 2365-2370 (1998)

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