Ray-tracing method is used to simulate the distribution of absorption in crystal rod for different sidepumping configuration. The distribution of pumping power and absorption efficiency is compared, and the numerical results are presented. The results show that the more uniform pumping and the higher absorption coefficient are obtained with a diffuse cavity. And the method of the slow axis of laser diode stack perpendicular to the axis of lasing gives the higher central pumping density.
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Junqing Meng, Weibiao Chen, Xia Hou, and Qiquan Hu, "Comparison of different side-pumping configurations for high power laser diode pumped solid-state laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 538-540 (2003)