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Reduction of thermal effects in a diode-end-pumped, composite Nd:YAG rod with a sapphire end.
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PMID:  18273285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We present what is to our knowledge the first theoretical and experimental estimation of the thermal characteristics of a composite Nd:YAG rod with an Al2O3 (sapphire) end in diode-end-pumped geometry. The peak temperature rise in the active segment is calculated to be reduced to 66% and the focal length of the thermal lens was measured to be reduced by 20% compared with a noncomposite Nd:YAG rod. By using a composite rod we successfully demonstrated the improvement of high-power performance that is due to reduction of thermally induced birefringence, which has not been observed in a composite rod with an undoped YAG end.
M Tsunekane; N Taguchi; H Inaba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  2009-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3290-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Biophotonics Information Laboratories, 2-2-1 Matsuei, Yamagata 990, Japan.
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