Efficient thermal management for passively cooled high power diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers

Stuart D. Jackson*, James A. Piper

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Abstract

Scaling the output power of diode-pumped solid-state lasers in general has involved side-pumped geometries incorporating a number of high power, quasi-cw diode arrays. An important design criterion for these devices is the management of the heat generated in the laser rod. However, a cooling system that did not depend on flowing water would have several advantages, including reduced size and complexity, no requirements for external water supplies or chillers, and no problems with water leaks. We have been studying alternatives to water cooling, and this paper investigated the thermal properties of Nd:YAG rods encapsulated into a transparent, solid 'collector'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1994
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages407-408
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780317890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 28 Aug 19942 Sep 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period28/08/942/09/94

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Jackson, S. D., & Piper, J. A. (1994). Efficient thermal management for passively cooled high power diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1994 (pp. 407-408). [636748] Washington, DC: Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.1994.636748