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Title: Properties of a new average power Nd-doped phosphate laser glass

The Nd-doped phosphate laser glass described herein can withstand 2.3 times greater thermal loading without fracture, compared to APG-1 (commercially-available average-power glass from Schott Glass Technologies). The enhanced thermal loading capability is established on the basis of the intrinsic thermomechanical properties and by direct thermally-induced fracture experiments using Ar-ion laser heating of the samples. This Nd-doped phosphate glass (referred to as APG-t) is found to be characterized by a 29% lower gain cross section and a 25% longer low-concentration emission lifetime.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. Schott Glass Technologies, Duryea, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
100000
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-118191; CONF-950101-8
ON: DE95016625
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Advanced solid-state laser conference, Memphis, TN (United States), 29 Jan - 1 Feb 1995; Other Information: PBD: 9 Mar 1995
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PHOSPHATE GLASS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; SOLID STATE LASERS; LASER MATERIALS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; DOPED MATERIALS; NEODYMIUM