Modelling end-pumped solid state lasers

Edward Bernhardi, C. Bollig, A. Forbes, M.J.D. Esser

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    The operation dynamics of end-pumped solid-state lasers are investigated by means of a spatially resolved numerical rate-equation model and a time-dependent analytical thermal model. The rate-equation model allows the optimization of parameters such as the output coupler transmission and gain medium length, with the aim of improving the laser output performance. The time-dependent analytical thermal model is able to predict the temperature and the corresponding induced thermal stresses on the pump face of quasi-continuous wave (qcw) end-pumped laser rods. Both models are found to be in very good agreement with experimental results.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE LEOS Benelux Chapter
    EditorsKerstin Worhoff, L. Agazzi, N. Ismail, X Leijtens
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    PublisherIEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-2768-2
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2008
    Event13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2008 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 Nov 200828 Nov 2008
    Conference number: 13

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    PublisherIEEE LEOS Benelux Chapter


    Conference13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2008


    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • METIS-255100
    • IR-65279
    • EWI-14832

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