The temperature dependence of the reflectivity of volume Bragg grating mirrors is shown to determine the performance of a solid-state laser. Mirrors with reflectivities that vary with temperature are then considered that make the temperature-independent operation of Nd:YAG (and other) lasers possible.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2006
Te-yuan Chung and Michael Bass, "Temperature-independent lasers using output couplers with temperature-dependent reflectivity," Appl. Opt. 45, 9198-9202 (2006)