Thermal management in disc lasers: doped dielectric and semiconductor laser gain media in thin-disc and microchip formats

A. Kemp, A.J. MacLean, J.M. Hopkins, J.E. Hastie, S. Calvez, M.D. Dawson, D. Burns

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Sep 2006
EventPhoton06 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20067 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferencePhoton06
CityManchester, United Kingdom
Period4/09/067/09/06

Keywords

  • disc lasers
  • thermal management
  • doped dielectric laser
  • semiconductor laser
  • thin-disc
  • microchip

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    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, .