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Advanced Solid State Lasers
Paris France
October 27, 2013 - November 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-982-4
Planar Waveguide and Hybrid Structure (ATu2A)

Planar Waveguides, a Power Scaling Architecture for Low-gain Quasi-four-level Lasers

Jacob I. Mackenzie  »View Author Affiliations


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Limited by pump brightness and high thermal-loading density, low-gain lasers suffering reabsorption losses have an ally in planar waveguides for efficient power scaling. Current performance and future prospects are presented for this laser architecture.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

J. I. Mackenzie, "Planar Waveguides, a Power Scaling Architecture for Low-gain Quasi-four-level Lasers," in Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress, G. Huber and P. Moulton, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper ATu2A.5.

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