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Efficient quasi-three-level laser emission of Nd:YAG
Author(s): Voicu Lupei; Nicolaie A. Pavel; Takunori Taira
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Paper Abstract

Efficient quasi-three-level emission at 946 nm in Nd:YAG requires a proper balance between the laser emission and the reabsorption induced by the residual thermal population of the terminal laser level. The paper shows that the emission properties can be increased by direct 885 nm pumping into the emitting level (slope efficiency in absorbed power equal to 0.68, compared with 0.48 for the traditional pumping at 809 nm) and infers that the reduced pump absorption can be overcome by using laser resonators with multi-pass of pump radiation inside the laser material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.598044
Show Author Affiliations
Voicu Lupei, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Nicolaie A. Pavel, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5581:
ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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