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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3381–3383

Thermal unbalance by an amplified spontaneous emission absorber in an Nd:YAG thin-disk laser

Xiao-Jun Wang, Zhen Cai, Jian-Feng Jiang, Chun Tang, Bo Tu, and Quan-Wei Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3381-3383 (2010)

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We investigate heat generation in a Nd:YAG thin-disk laser composite with an undoped anti-amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) cap and a side ASE absorber under lasing and nonlasing conditions. The heat load unbalance in three different regions induces a large transverse temperature inhomogeneity under the nonlasing condition. The additional heat fraction generated by the concentration quenching is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Xiao-Jun Wang, Zhen Cai, Jian-Feng Jiang, Chun Tang, Bo Tu, and Quan-Wei Jin, "Thermal unbalance by an amplified spontaneous emission absorber in an Nd:YAG thin-disk laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 3381-3383 (2010)

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