Numerical investigation of thermally induced birefringence in optical elements of solid-state lasers.

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We have developed a method of computational simulation and estimation of thermo-optical distortions in solid-state laser rods, electro-optic shutters, and modulators, considering real heat-transfer conditions, anisotropic material properties, and an arbitrary cross-section shape of the element. Numerical investigations for Nd:YAG laser rods and potassium… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.32.005243

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@article{Parfenov1993NumericalIO, title={Numerical investigation of thermally induced birefringence in optical elements of solid-state lasers.}, author={V. I. Parfenov and V. I. Shashkin and E. A. Stepanov}, journal={Applied optics}, year={1993}, volume={32 27}, pages={5243-55} }