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Gain anisotropy in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG zigzag slab
Author(s): Chandler J. Kennedy; Theodore S. McMinn
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Paper Abstract

A difference was observed in gain coefficient between 'p' and 's' polarized light in a zigzag Nd:YAG slab pumped by a polarized laser diode array, indicating site selective excitation. The type of dipole involved in emission at 1064 nm seems to be predominantly (sigma) , although the ideal site symmetry is too low and no dipole axis is forbidden. These observations are consistent with others that show polarized site selection effects in Nd:YAG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2986, Solid State Lasers VI, (31 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269985
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Chandler J. Kennedy, ProtoPhotonix, Inc. (United States)
Theodore S. McMinn, Cutting Edge Optronics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2986:
Solid State Lasers VI
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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