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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2007
  • pp: 2709–2716

Effect of diode wavelength broadening in a diode end-pumped solid-state amplifier

Gilbert L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 14, pp. 2709-2716 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.002709


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Abstract

The effect of the spectral broadening in cw diode pumping and the wavelength shift in pulsed pumping of a solid-state laser is investigated theoretically. A very simple model allowing the computation of the reduction of the absorbed pump energy is developed. The results are applied to an ytterbium-doped solid-state laser and should be fruitful for amplifier and laser design.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2007
Published: April 23, 2007

Citation
Gilbert L. Bourdet and Olivier Casagrande, "Effect of diode wavelength broadening in a diode end-pumped solid-state amplifier," Appl. Opt. 46, 2709-2716 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-14-2709


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