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THERMAL MANAGEMENT, BEAM CONTROL,AND PACKAGING DESIGNS FOR HIGH POWER DIODE LASER ARRAYS AND PUMP CAVITY DESIGNS FOR DIODE LASER ARRAY PUMPED ROD SHAPED LASERS

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Date Issued:
2004
Abstract/Description:
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.
Title: THERMAL MANAGEMENT, BEAM CONTROL,AND PACKAGING DESIGNS FOR HIGH POWER DIODE LASER ARRAYS AND PUMP CAVITY DESIGNS FOR DIODE LASER ARRAY PUMPED ROD SHAPED LASERS.
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Name(s): Chung, Te-yuan, Author
Bass, Michael, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: CFE0000259 (IID), ucf:46222 (fedora)
Note(s): 2004-12-01
Ph.D.
Optics and Photonics, Other
Doctorate
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Subject(s): Diode laser array
spray cooling
thermal management
beam control
beam shaping
beam control prism
beam control prism package
pump cavity
solid state laser
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000259
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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