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  • Vol. 5, Iss. S1 — May. 31, 2007
  • pp: S240–S242

Broadband laser materials and the McCumber relation

Dmitrii Kouznetsov  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue S1, pp. S240-S242 (2007)

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The McCumber relation can be deduced without assuming that all active centers have the same structure of sublevels. The range of validity of the McCumber relation is the same as that of the effective emission cross-section.

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OCIS Codes
(000.6850) General : Thermodynamics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

Dmitrii Kouznetsov, "Broadband laser materials and the McCumber relation," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, S240-S242 (2007)

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