Analytical study for investigating the behaviour of Nd-doped Glass, YAG and GGG under the heat capacity mode of operation
In this paper, detailed analytical studies on heat capacity operation in Nd-doped glass, YAG and GGG has been reported. The effect of the rising temperature on gain and hence on the output energy/power has been numerically worked out. The studies predicted that several kilowatts of the useful output power can be extracted out from the laser materials under investigation when operated under the heat capacity mode. The studies also revealed that output power levels can be scaled up by increasing the number of disks and by increasing the disk aperture size. The factors limiting the power enhancement are also discussed. The estimated results are in good agreement with the other reported experimental results.