Semianalytical thermal analysis of rectangle Nd:GGG in heat capacity laser
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- Zhang, L.L., Shi, P. & Li, L. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 101: 137. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-4016-8
Based on the theory of anisotropy semianalytical thermal analysis, the temperature field of rectangle Nd:GGG heat capacity laser crystal is investigated. Through an analysis of the working characteristics of the heat capacity laser crystal, a thermal model of heat capacity laser crystal is established. Using a new method for the anisotropic medium heat conduction equation, a temperature field expression of rectangle Nd:GGG heat capacity laser crystal for pumping stage and cooling stage is obtained, respectively. These results show that when using the output power of 300 W LD end-pumped rectangle Nd:GGG crystal for 10 seconds, the maximum temperature rise in the center of the pump face is 180.18°C, and after stopping pumping for 100 seconds, the maximum temperature rise drops to 0.74%. These results from this work provide a theoretical basis for the optimized design of a LD end-pumped heat capacity laser.