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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1990
  • pp: 791–797

Blackbody absorption efficiencies for six lamp pumped Nd laser materials

Patricia L. Cross, Norman P. Barnes, Milton W. Skolaut, Jr., and Mark E. Storm  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 791-797 (1990)

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Utilizing high resolution spectra, the absorption efficiency for six Nd laser materials was calculated as functions of the effective blackbody temperature of the lamp and laser crystal size. The six materials were Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, Nd:Q-98 Glass, Nd:YVO4, Nd:BEL, and Nd:Cr:GSGG. Under the guidelines of this study, Nd:Cr:GSGG’s absorption efficiency is twice the absorption efficiency of any of the other laser materials.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 3, 1988
Published: February 20, 1990

Patricia L. Cross, Norman P. Barnes, Milton W. Skolaut, and Mark E. Storm, "Blackbody absorption efficiencies for six lamp pumped Nd laser materials," Appl. Opt. 29, 791-797 (1990)

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