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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1966–1968

The Spherical Reflector for Use in the Optical Pumping of Lasers

C. H. Church and I. Liberman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 1966-1968 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001966


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Abstract

The coupling of optical energy from a lamp into a laser rod using a spherical mirror enclosure has been analyzed using geometrical optics. The calculations indicate that about 75% coupling can be obtained for typical sized laser rods and spheres. Experimental results for a 3 mm × 30 mm Nd:Cr:YAG rod are given. Using external resonators, a slope efficiency of 1.15% and an output power of 3.4 W were observed for an input power of 870 W.

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C. H. Church and I. Liberman, "The Spherical Reflector for Use in the Optical Pumping of Lasers," Appl. Opt. 6, 1966-1968 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-11-1966

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