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Thermal Effects

  • Reinhard Iffländer
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 77)

Abstract

During optical pumping the laser material is heated [4.1] and must be cooled. The temperature gradient in the laser material initially induces a degradation of the beam quality and fmally a fracture of the crystal. The heating therefore determines the beam quality and the maximal laser output power. The exact knowledge of the various heating mechanisms is therefore important and will be discussed in some detail.

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Pump Power Laser Medium Laser Material Pulse Operation Lens Effect 
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  • Reinhard Iffländer
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  1. 1.SchrambergGermany

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