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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2007
  • pp: 5687–5697

Three-dimensional computer model for simulating realistic solid-state lasers

Hong Shu and Michael Bass  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 23, pp. 5687-5697 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.005687


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Abstract

We developed an accurate and fast three-dimensional computer model for simulating realistic solid-state laser systems. An iteration of the beam propagation calculation was developed to account for the counterpropagation of the laser beams in the saturated gain medium and eventually obtain the converged solution for the output beam. An analytic method was devised to account for the curved cavity mirror and the surface deformation of the gain medium induced by the temperature gradient due to pump absorption. The temperature gradient induced thermal lensing and stress birefringence is also properly included in the model calculation. This model has been validated and shown to be very accurate and efficient for modeling three-dimensional laser systems in a personal computer.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2007
Published: August 8, 2007

Citation
Hong Shu and Michael Bass, "Three-dimensional computer model for simulating realistic solid-state lasers," Appl. Opt. 46, 5687-5697 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-23-5687

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