Phosphate glasses for high average power lasers

Shibin Jiang, Tao Luo, Michael Myers, John Myers, Jacques Lucas, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Abstract

Three phosphate glasses Nd3+ doped QX/Nd, Er3+ doped QX/Er and Yb3+ doped QX/Yb were developed for high average power lasers. It was shown that all three phosphate laser glasses exhibited high strength, low thermal expansion coefficient and optical athermal behavior. Enhancement of thermal loading capabilities of the glasses were achived by ion-exhcange chemical strengthening processes. Experiments indicated that problems regarding thermal loading and resulting stress induced birefriengence for QX/Yb were comparable for Yb:YAG crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3280
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventRare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 1998Jan 27 1998

Keywords

  • Chemical strengthening
  • Erbium
  • High average power
  • Ion-exchange
  • Neodymium
  • Phosphate glass
  • Solid state laser
  • Ytterbium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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