B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

H. Shu and M. Bass, "A computer model for simulating real laser systems, by solving partial differential Eqs. in FEMLAB," Proc. SPIE 5707, 394-402 (2005).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

H. Shu, "Analytic and numeric modeling of diode laser pumped Yb:YAG laser oscillators and amplifiers," Ph.D. dissertation (University of Central Florida, 2003).

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, 1999).

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, *Optical Resonators* (Springer, 1997).

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

W. P. Huang and C. L. Xu, "Simulation of three-dimensional optical waveguides by a full-vector beam propagation method," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2639-2649 (1993).

[Crossref]

A. E. Siegman, *Lasers* (University Science Books, 1986).

H. Kogelnik, "Imaging of optical modes--resonators with internal lenses," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 44, 455-494 (1965).

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

H. Shu and M. Bass, "A computer model for simulating real laser systems, by solving partial differential Eqs. in FEMLAB," Proc. SPIE 5707, 394-402 (2005).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, *Optical Resonators* (Springer, 1997).

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

W. P. Huang and C. L. Xu, "Simulation of three-dimensional optical waveguides by a full-vector beam propagation method," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2639-2649 (1993).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, 1999).

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

H. Shu and M. Bass, "A computer model for simulating real laser systems, by solving partial differential Eqs. in FEMLAB," Proc. SPIE 5707, 394-402 (2005).

[Crossref]

H. Shu, "Analytic and numeric modeling of diode laser pumped Yb:YAG laser oscillators and amplifiers," Ph.D. dissertation (University of Central Florida, 2003).

A. E. Siegman, *Lasers* (University Science Books, 1986).

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, *Optical Resonators* (Springer, 1997).

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

W. P. Huang and C. L. Xu, "Simulation of three-dimensional optical waveguides by a full-vector beam propagation method," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2639-2649 (1993).

[Crossref]

B. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Simmons, T. Y. Chung, and M. Bass, "Thermal lensing of edge-pumped slab lasers-I," Appl. Phys. B 82, 413-418 (2006).

[Crossref]

H. Kogelnik, "Imaging of optical modes--resonators with internal lenses," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 44, 455-494 (1965).

W. P. Huang and C. L. Xu, "Simulation of three-dimensional optical waveguides by a full-vector beam propagation method," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2639-2649 (1993).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-I," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 909-916 (2004).

[Crossref]

Y. Chen, B. Chen, M. K. R. Patel, A. Kar, and M. Bass, "Calculation of thermal-gradient-induced stress birefringence in slab lasers-II," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 917-928 (2004).

[Crossref]

C. L. Xu, W. P. Huang, J. Chrostowski, and S. K. Chaudhuri, "A full-vector beam propagation method for anisotropic waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 1926-1931 (1994).

[Crossref]

H. Shu and M. Bass, "A computer model for simulating real laser systems, by solving partial differential Eqs. in FEMLAB," Proc. SPIE 5707, 394-402 (2005).

[Crossref]

MATLAB is a technical computing language produced by The Mathworks Inc.

H. Shu, "Analytic and numeric modeling of diode laser pumped Yb:YAG laser oscillators and amplifiers," Ph.D. dissertation (University of Central Florida, 2003).

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer, 1999).

comsol multiphysics is a multi-physics modeling program produced by COMSOL Inc.

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, *Optical Resonators* (Springer, 1997).

A. E. Siegman, *Lasers* (University Science Books, 1986).