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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2003
  • pp: 7157–7162

Fluorescence losses from Yb:YAG slab lasers

Ying Chen, Alexandra Rapaport, Te-yuan Chung, Bin Chen, and Michael Bass  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 36, pp. 7157-7162 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.007157


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Abstract

We report on the distribution of fluorescence that can be emitted through the surfaces of a ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Yb:YAG) slab-shaped high-power solid-state laser. Slab shapes considered include parallel or antiparallel Brewster endfaced slabs and rectangular parallelepiped slabs. We treat cases in which all the faces of these slabs are in air, or with water or another coating on the largest faces. The fraction of the fluorescence emitted through each face, its distribution over that face, and the directions in which it travels are shown to be important to the design of high-power slab lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2003
Published: December 20, 2003

Citation
Ying Chen, Alexandra Rapaport, Te-yuan Chung, Bin Chen, and Michael Bass, "Fluorescence losses from Yb:YAG slab lasers," Appl. Opt. 42, 7157-7162 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-36-7157


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