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Efficiency Of Slab Laser Systems
Author(s): J. Eicher; N. Hodgson
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Paper Abstract

We determined the excitation and extraction efficiencies of rod and slab laser systems as a function of the small signal gain and the resonator losses. Taking into account the beam overlap and beam enlargement in slabs, it turns out that higher extraction efficiencies can be achieved in slab systems compared to equivalent rod systems. This could be proven by experimental investigations made at a comparable Nd:YAG slab and a Nd:YAG rod system. Provided that the pumping arrangement of slab systems is optimized similar to rod systems, higher output powers and overall efficiencies should be possible in slab systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1021, High Power Solid State Lasers, (24 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950086
Show Author Affiliations
J. Eicher, Universitat Kaiserslautern (FRG)
N. Hodgson, Technische Universitat (FRG)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1021:
High Power Solid State Lasers
Horst Weber, Editor(s)

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