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Experimental investigation and numerical simulation of exciplex pumped alkali lasers
Author(s): Masamori Endo; Toru Nagai; Fumio Wani
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Paper Abstract

An investigation of exciplex pumped alkali laser (XPAL) has been conducted. A 4-cm gain cell containing Cs as an active medium is pumped by a tunable Ti: sapphire pulse laser. Laser oscillation is observed in both five-level and four-level systems. Small signal gain and saturation intensity of the active medium is measured by both probe laser amplification and oscillation experiment with varied output coupling. A one-dimensional numerical simulation is developed and the result of calculations is compared with the experiments. The pulse shape and oscillation threshed agree reasonably while calculated optical-optical conversion efficiency is underestimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8677, XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012, 867716 (30 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010341
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Masamori Endo, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Toru Nagai, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Fumio Wani, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8677:
XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012
Kerim R. Allakhverdiev, Editor(s)

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