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Demonstration of a diode pumped continuous wave potassium laser
Author(s): Boris V. Zhdanov; Michael K. Shaffer; Randall J. Knize
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a first demonstration of a diode pumped Potassium laser. Two narrowband laser diode arrays with a linewidth about 10 GHz operating at 766.7 nm were used to pump Potassium vapor buffered by Helium gas at 600 torr. A stable laser cavity with longitudinal pumping and orthogonal polarizations of the pump and laser beams was used in this experiment. A slope efficiency about 25% was obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7915, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V, 791506 (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871599
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Boris V. Zhdanov, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Michael K. Shaffer, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Randall J. Knize, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7915:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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