Calculation of three-dimensional thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers
Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt.
Optics; Physics, Applied
The thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence and depolarization losses were reported previously for a Yb:YAG slab in which the plane-strain approximation applied. In this paper we present analyses of these phenomena applying a full three-dimensional treatment of deposited pump power and cooling in a Yb:YAG slab. We treat both straight-through and zigzag propagation and the cases of the slab length along the crystalline [1 1 1] and [1 1 0] axes. We also describe the losses in a slab with undoped Brewster ends and pump edges.
Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics
"Calculation of three-dimensional thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5061.