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Pressure broadening of the D1 and D2 lines in diode pumped alkali lasers
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Paper Abstract

The absolute absorption and stimulated emission cross-sections, including the effects of hyperfine splitting and pressure broadening at low to moderate pressures are computed and compared with experimental results. The comparison is excellent and requires no fit parameters. An analysis of the degree to which the lineshape can be approximated by a single Lorentzian profile is provided as a function of background pressure.

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Date Published: 12 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7005, High-Power Laser Ablation VII, 700526 (12 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782876
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Greg A. Pitz, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Glen P. Perram, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7005:
High-Power Laser Ablation VII
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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