The development and optimization of complex laser systems are risky and expensive due to high cost of optical components and qualified manpower. One effective way to minimize these risks is to perform advanced thermo-optical modeling of the designed optical components. This, however, requires excellent understanding of software capabilities and detailed knowledge of material parameters. If you don’t have this expertise within your team, HiLASE Centre can perform the advanced thermo-optical modeling for you.
HiLASE Centre provides different types of calculations, and the main five components are:
1) Energetics (stored energy, heat load)
2) Temperature distributions and gradients
3) Mechanical stress and strain distributions
4) Wavefront deformation (OPD)
5) Thermal-stress induced depolarization
The available geometries are rod, disk, slab, zig-zag slab.
The HiLASE Centre team, as shown in tables bellow (to download), can model a number of different optical materials. Yb:YAG and TGG ceramics can also be modeled, where some material parameters are estimated from single crystals.