Simulation of solid-state lasers with composite and ceramic crystals

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Publication Details

Author(s): Rahimi Z, Pflaum C
Title edited volumes: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher: International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 8599
Conference Proceedings Title: Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices
Pages range: 1-8
ISSN: 0277-786X
Language: English


Abstract


Composite, core-doped, and ceramic crystals are used to reduce the thermal lensing effect in laser crystals. An accurate simulation of laser resonators is needed to nd optimal doping structures for a required laser. Also simulation helps apply these crystals efficiently. In this work, results of simulations performed on resonators containing core-doped Nd:YAG ceramic crystals with radial dependent doping concentration, and composite crystals with different layers of doping concentration are presented. The absorbed pump light in crystals is simulated using the ray tracing algorithm. The thermal lensing effect has been computed by the nite element analysis of the temperature and deformation. The dynamic mode analysis (DMA) was used to compute the laser beam quality and output power. The DMA solves rate equations separately for each Gauss mode. It also calculates population inversion by solving rate equations on nite volume grids. This approach yields a few thousands of rate equations for population inversion on the nite volume grid. The advantage of this method for both mentioned crystals is that different decay rates can be associated to regions with different doping concentration. Simulation results have shown that sophisticated laser crystals are able to reduce thermal lensing effect and increase beam quality. © 2013 Copyright SPIE.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Pflaum, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)
Rahimi, Zhabiz
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)


How to cite

APA:
Rahimi, Z., & Pflaum, C. (2013). Simulation of solid-state lasers with composite and ceramic crystals. In Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices (pp. 1-8). San Francisco, USA: International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999.

MLA:
Rahimi, Zhabiz, and Christoph Pflaum. "Simulation of solid-state lasers with composite and ceramic crystals." Proceedings of the SPIE Conference Photonics West, San Francisco, USA International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999, 2013. 1-8.

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