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Mechanism analysis and numerical investigation of optical bistability in 2μm Tm,Ho:YLF solid laser
Author(s): Xin-Lu Zhang; Bo Jiang; Guang-Zong Dong; Li Li; Yu-Feng Peng
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Paper Abstract

A self-saturated absorption regime is proposed to theoretically investigate the optical bistability of Tm,Ho:YLF laser. Based on this bistability regime, the rate equation model of the optical bistability is established. The optical bistability behaviors of Tm,Ho:YLF laser are obtained by numerical simulating. The relation between laser gain and loss are also analyzed to confirm the rationality of the bistability mechanism. Furthermore, the time characters of the optical bistability are investigated. It is found that the high pulse power and the duration of the pre-pump are two major factors that affect the laser turn-on delay time and their influences on the turn-on delay are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7843, High-Power Lasers and Applications V, 78430H (17 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868150
Show Author Affiliations
Xin-Lu Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Bo Jiang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Guang-Zong Dong, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Li Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yu-Feng Peng, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7843:
High-Power Lasers and Applications V
Upendra N. Singh; Dianyuan Fan; Jianquan Yao; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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