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Diode-pumped alkali vapor lasers for high power applications
Author(s): J. Zweiback; B. Krupke; A. Komashko
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Paper Abstract

General Atomics has been engaged in the development of diode pumped alkali vapor lasers. We have been examining the design space looking for designs that are both efficient and easily scalable to high powers. Computationally, we have looked at the effect of pump bandwidth on laser performance. We have also looked at different lasing species. We have used an alexandrite laser to study the relative merits of different designs. We report on the results of our experimental and computational studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6874, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II, 68740G (21 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761287
Show Author Affiliations
J. Zweiback, General Atomics (United States)
B. Krupke, WFK Lasers, LLC (United States)
A. Komashko, General Atomics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6874:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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