Properties of Composites
Although there are differences between composites, the following summary of properties applies to most representative combinations.
Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®) is useful for end-, face-, and side-pumped laser geometries to greatly reduce thermal end-effects and to provide a new degree of engineering freedom for the laser designer. End- and face-pumped systems benefit greatly from AFB® undoped end caps due to the higher damage threshold of the pump end of the laser component and separating the pump absorption from the optical coating. Side-pumped geometries also benefit from higher damage thresholds with AFB® of undoped end caps and high thermal conductivity side claddings.
Mechanical and Thermal properties of composite media, e.g .doped / undoped