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Saturation effects and the dip in single-mode laser radiation curve
Author(s): T. V. Radina
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Paper Abstract

We show that the dip in the intensity line shape of a single-mode laser can appear at definite experimental conditions in cases both of nonhomogeneously broadened line as well as homogeneously broadened line of the atomic transition. In both cases the dip is explained by the nonlinear character of the phenomenon. The saturation of the population difference of the involved atomic energy levels has its maximum in the vicinity of the line center. Therefore the saturation of the amplification is at maximum near the atomic line center, and, as a consequence, the lasing power is reduced.

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Date Published: 9 July 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6727, ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy and High-Precision Measurements; and Fundamentals of Laser Chemistry and Biophotonics, 67270A (9 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.752239
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T. V. Radina, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6727:
ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy and High-Precision Measurements; and Fundamentals of Laser Chemistry and Biophotonics

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