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.
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Efim A. Khazanov, "Slab-Based Faraday Isolators and Faraday Mirrors for 10-kW Average Laser Power," Appl. Opt. 43, 1907-1913 (2004)