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Flashlamp Pumping Of Slab Lasers
Author(s): David C. Brown; Kotik K. Lee
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Paper Abstract

We review the application of flashlamps to the optical pumping of slab laser devices. In particular, pumping configurations, operating regimes, and the impact of well-known flashlamp performance limitations will be reviewed. The operation of slab laser devices in the stress-limited and pump-limited regimes will be delineated. We also present for the first time a theory of flashlamp failure based upon Wiebull fracture statistics and derive expressions for the thermally induced and hoop stress components in the wall of flashlamps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology, (30 June 1986);
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David C. Brown, General Electric Company (United States)
Kotik K. Lee, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0609:
Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology
Felix Schuda, Editor(s)

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