Diode laser array, spray cooling, thermal management, beam control, beam shaping, beam control prism, beam control prism package, pump cavity, solid state laser
Several novel techniques for controlling, managing and utilizing high power diode lasers are described. Low pressure water spray cooling for a high heat flux system is developed and proven to be an ideal cooling method for high power diode laser arrays. In order to enable better thermal and optical performance of diode laser arrays, a new and simple optical element, the beam control prism, is invented. It provides the ability to accomplish beam shaping and beam tilting at the same time. Several low thermal resistance diode packaging designs using beam control prisms are proposed, studied and produced. Two pump cavity designs using a diode laser array to uniformly pump rod shape gain media are also investigated.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Optics and Photonics
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Chung, Te-yuan, "Thermal Management, Beam Control,and Packaging Designs For High Power" (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 169.