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  • Vol. 73, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1739–1743

Investigation of light amplification by enhanced internal reflection. Part II. Experimental determination of the single-pass reflectance of an optically pumped gain region

M. P. Silverman and R. F. Cybulski, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 73, Issue 12, pp. 1739-1743 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.73.001739


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Abstract

We have measured as a function of incident angle, for a range of critical angles between 880° and 89° and of characteristic gain depths between 41 and 96 probe wavelengths, the single-pass reflectance of a He–Ne probe beam reflected from a transverse optically pumped solution of rhodamine B. In contrast to previously reported experiments, no anomalously high reflectances were observed. The theoretical formulas for the exponentially nonuniform- gain model reproduce well the observed reflectance curves including the locations, slopes, and heights of the amplification maximum in the vicinity of critical angle. Peak amplifications of 200–300% were predicted and observed for the given experimental conditions.

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M. P. Silverman and R. F. Cybulski, Jr., "Investigation of light amplification by enhanced internal reflection. Part II. Experimental determination of the single-pass reflectance of an optically pumped gain region," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1739-1743 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-73-12-1739


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References

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