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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1343–1345

Pressure tuning of thermal lensing for high-power scaling

Yan Liao, R. J. Dwayne Miller, and Michael R. Armstrong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 19, pp. 1343-1345 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001343


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Abstract

A new concept is introduced whereby thermal stresses generated through the pumping process are canceled by an applied force. By use of a Nd:YVO4 disk laser as a model system, significant reduction of thermal lensing and deformation is demonstrated as a function of applied pressure, and the output power (19 W TEM00) is limited only by the available pump power.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

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Yan Liao, R. J. Dwayne Miller, and Michael R. Armstrong, "Pressure tuning of thermal lensing for high-power scaling," Opt. Lett. 24, 1343-1345 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-19-1343

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