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Optically pumped alkali lasers
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Paper Abstract

Optically pumped alkali vapor lasers have been developed during last several years. Efficient operation of Cesium, Rubidium and Potassium vapor lasers has been demonstrated. Laser slope efficiencies higher than 80% have been achieved. In this paper we present the latest achievements in this field, discuss the main directions and problems in high power alkali lasers development and possible solutions of these problems.

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Date Published: 19 June 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6537, Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VII, 653702 (19 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.753906
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Boris V. Zhdanov, US Air Force Academy (United States)
Thomas Ehrenreich, US Air Force Academy (United States)
Randall J. Knize, US Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6537:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2006: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VII

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