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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1962
  • pp: 11–15

Composite Rod Optical Masers

G. E. Devlin, J. McKenna, A. D. May, and A. L. Schawlow  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 11-15 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.1.000011


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Abstract

A new optical maser structure is described which reduces the threshold pumping power and increases the available output. It consists of a composite rod, which has a core of maser material (e.g., ruby) covered by a coaxial sheath of transparent refractive material (e.g., sapphire). Refraction of pumping light by the sheath is shown to increase the intensity at the active core. The structure also facilitates cooling by providing an increased surface area.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 1961
Published: January 1, 1962

Citation
G. E. Devlin, J. McKenna, A. D. May, and A. L. Schawlow, "Composite Rod Optical Masers," Appl. Opt. 1, 11-15 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-1-1-11


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