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Progress towards high power, high brightness neodymium-based thin-disk lasers

Kemp, A. and Valentine, G.J. and Burns, D. (2004) Progress towards high power, high brightness neodymium-based thin-disk lasers. Progress in Quantum Electronics, 28 (6). pp. 305-344. ISSN 0079-6727

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The characteristics of thin-disk lasers utilising neodymium-doped gain media are examined both experimentally and theoretically. The properties of the thin-disk geometry are shown to be rather different for these materials compared to the more commonly used ytterbium-doped media. Parametric studies indicate the potential benefits of Nd:GdVO4 and this is backed-up by initial experimental results. Physical optics modelling is used to map-out routes to high brightness, rather than merely high power. The particular advantages of composite gain media are highlighted.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4869
Notes: See also Erratum: Erratum "Progress towards high power, high brightness neodymium-based thin-disk lasers" [Progress in Quantum Electronics 28(6) (2004) 305-344]. Progress in Quantum Electronics 29(6), 2005, Page 297 Alan J. Kemp, , Gareth J. Valentine and David Burns
Keywords: diode-pumped solid-state lasers, thin-disk lasers, beam quality, thermal management, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2007
Last modified: 10 Dec 2015 17:04

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