Thermal effects in Cr/sup 2+/:ZnSe thin disk lasers

  title={Thermal effects in Cr/sup 2+/:ZnSe thin disk lasers},
  author={Kenneth L. Schepler and Richard T. Peterson and Patrick A. Berry and J. B. McKay},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
We report the modeling and experimental characterization of thermal lensing in Cr/sup 2+/:ZnSe face cooled laser disks using the phase shift interferometry technique. The thermal lens powers of the 1 mm and 0.5 mm thick disks were strong (23 and 7 diopters at 8 W pumping). The thermal lens power scaled with disk thickness and pump power, and temperatures were reached in the disks such that nonradiative relaxation was significant. Laser output greater than 4 W average power was achieved using… CONTINUE READING


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