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Review of laser device coupling techniques
Author(s): W. Pete Latham Jr.; Mark E. Rogers; Gary E. Palma
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of the study is to present the basic concepts of coupled-laser devices as well as a historical summary of some of the experimental studies of laser coupling. Focus is concentrated on the experimental efforts with gas and chemical lasers. Divided output single and injection locked lasers, master oscillator and power amplifiers, coupled and multiple output resonators, nonlinear optics coupled devices, and hybrid coupled optical systems are discussed among laser-coupling techniques. Early experiments involving the coupling of carbon dioxide lasers and coupled photolytic iodine lasers are outlined, and works employing nonlinearly coupled devices, intracavity mixing, and gain medium are covered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18437
Show Author Affiliations
W. Pete Latham Jr., Weapons Lab. (United States)
Mark E. Rogers, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Gary E. Palma, United Technologies Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1224:
Optical Resonators
Dale A. Holmes, Editor(s)

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