It is shown that the use of slabs instead of rods makes it possible to fabricate Faraday isolators and Faraday mirrors operating at a multikilowatt power. Analytical dependences of thermally induced depolarization in Faraday devices on radiation power and on slab aspect ratio have been obtained.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2003
Published: March 20, 2004
Efim A. Khazanov, "Slab-based Faraday isolators and Faraday mirrors for 10-kW average laser power," Appl. Opt. 43, 1907-1913 (2004)