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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4160–4167

Simple analytical derivations of thermal lensing in longitudinally Q-CW pumped Yb:YAG

Gilbert L. Bourdet and Claude Gouédard  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 22, pp. 4160-4167 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.004160


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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce analytical derivations for the thermal lensing of an end-pumped laser disk. These derivations are done for pump beam shapes from Gaussian to top hat, assuming that the thermal conductivity is either constant with the temperature or not. We give examples in two temperature regions, where the thermal conductivity exhibits T 1 or T 2 dependence. Numerical applications are given for a Q-CW pumped Yb:YAG disk laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2010
Published: July 23, 2010

Citation
Gilbert L. Bourdet and Claude Gouédard, "Simple analytical derivations of thermal lensing in longitudinally Q-CW pumped Yb:YAG," Appl. Opt. 49, 4160-4167 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-22-4160

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