A Tunable Mid-Infrared Solid-State Laser with a Compact Thermal Control System
AbstractTunable mid-infrared lasers are widely used in laser spectroscopy, gas sensing and many other related areas. In order to solve heat dissipation problems and improve the environmental temperature adaptability of solid-state laser sources, a tunable all-fiber laser pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO) was established, and a compact thermal control system based on thermoelectric coolers, an automatic temperature control circuit, cooling fins, fans and heat pipes was integrated and designed for the laser. This system is compact, light and air-cooling which satisfies the demand for miniaturization of lasers. A mathematical model and method was established to estimate the cooling capacity of this thermal control system under different ambient environments. A finite-element model was built and simulated to analyze the thermal transfer process. Experiments in room and high temperature environments were carried out and showed that the substrate temperature of a pump module could be maintained at a stable value with controlled precision to 0.2 degrees, while the output power stability of the laser was within ±1%. The experimental results indicate that this compact air-cooling thermal control system could effectively solve the heat dissipation problem of mid-infrared solid-state lasers with a one hundred watts level pump module in room and high temperature environments. View Full-Text
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Yu, D.; He, Y.; Zhang, K.; Pan, Q.; Chen, F.; Guo, L. A Tunable Mid-Infrared Solid-State Laser with a Compact Thermal Control System. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 878.
Yu D, He Y, Zhang K, Pan Q, Chen F, Guo L. A Tunable Mid-Infrared Solid-State Laser with a Compact Thermal Control System. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(6):878.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yu, Deyang; He, Yang; Zhang, Kuo; Pan, Qikun; Chen, Fei; Guo, Lihong. 2018. "A Tunable Mid-Infrared Solid-State Laser with a Compact Thermal Control System." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 6: 878.
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