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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 14 — Jul. 12, 2004
  • pp: 3114–3124

Disk motion — a new control element in high-brightness solid state laser design

Santanu Basu and Arun Sridharan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 14, pp. 3114-3124 (2004)

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The brightness of cw and quasi cw solid state lasers of conventional designs is limited by stress fracture and uncorrectable phase aberration in thermally loaded stationary gain medium. By introducing physical motion of the gain medium as a new control element in the design of solid state lasers, we show the potential to significantly increase the brightness of cw and quasi cw solid state lasers. In this paper, we develop the design equations of rotary disk lasers and illustrate the design of a 1-kilowatt single mode Yb-YAG rotary disk laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

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Original Manuscript: April 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2004
Published: July 12, 2004

Santanu Basu and Arun Sridharan, "Disk motion �?? a new control element in high-brightness solid state laser design," Opt. Express 12, 3114-3124 (2004)

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