Finite element and analytical modelling of thermal effects in doped-dielectric and semiconductor disc lasers is used to assess advanced approaches to thermal management. The prospective utility of high thermal conductivity materials such as diamond - particularly to improve the spectral coverage in semiconductor disc lasers and to scale the output power of quasi-monolithic microchip lasers - is illustrated. The potential of materials with strong pump absorption to improve the practicality of doped-dielectric thin-disc lasers, particularly for mobile applications, is also outlined.
|Publication status||Unpublished - Sep 2006|
|Event||Photon06 - Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Sep 2006 → 7 Sep 2006
|City||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Period||4/09/06 → 7/09/06|
- disc lasers
- thermal management
- doped dielectric laser
- semiconductor laser
Kemp, A., MacLean, A. J., Hopkins, J. M., Hastie, J. E., Calvez, S., Dawson, M. D., & Burns, D. (2006). Thermal management in disc lasers: doped dielectric and semiconductor laser gain media in thin-disc and microchip formats. Paper presented at Photon06, Manchester, United Kingdom, .