Heat generation and thermal lensing in 2.8-µm Er3+:LiYF4 lasers


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Pollnau, Markus (1999) Heat generation and thermal lensing in 2.8-µm Er3+:LiYF4 lasers. In: Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim '99, 30 August - 3 September 1999, Seoul, Korea (pp. pp. 738-739).

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Abstract:Finite-element calculations of the population mechanisms in diode-end-pumped 3-µm Er:YLF lasers demonstrate that interionic-upconversion-induced multiphonon relaxations significantly increase heat generation, temperature gradients, and thermal lensing. This explains rod fracture above 1 W of output power.
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Copyright:© 1999 IEEE
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/71646
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOPR.1999.817808
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