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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2013
  • pp: 4858–4863

Development of resonator analysis applied in hybrid slab laser with consideration of optical gain and thermal lens effect

Xingkun Ma, Lei Huang, Mali Gong, Qiang Liu, Haitao Zhang, and Ping Yan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 20, pp. 4858-4863 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.004858


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Abstract

By introducing the rate equations and light intensity propagating equations into the fast Fourier transform-based calculation, the optical gain served as the connection between the light field and light intensity, its influence over mode pattern was studied. Thermal lens effect was also investigated by means of finite element analysis. The analysis was applied to a slab laser with a hybrid cavity. A similar experimental study was also carried out in the laboratory. TEM00 mode with sidelobes along the unstable direction was observed both in the calculation and experiment. As predicted in the analysis, the homogeneity of the pump light improved the beam quality. Numerical and experimental results of pump threshold and slope efficiency were also presented.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2013
Published: July 5, 2013

Citation
Xingkun Ma, Lei Huang, Mali Gong, Qiang Liu, Haitao Zhang, and Ping Yan, "Development of resonator analysis applied in hybrid slab laser with consideration of optical gain and thermal lens effect," Appl. Opt. 52, 4858-4863 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-20-4858


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