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  • Vol. 53, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1963
  • pp: 911–913

Losses in a Pulsed Ruby Laser

R. L. AAGARD  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 53, Issue 8, pp. 911-913 (1963)

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The total cavity loss in several ruby lasers has been determined experimentally from a set of threshold measurements. Scattering loss and end-mirror reflectance were measured separately and the difference between these losses and the total attributed to diffraction. Both plane-parallel and confocal resonators were employed. Diffraction loss in the plane-parallel cavities was 25±8% per pass while diffraction loss in the confocal cavity was 8±8%. These values are in agreement with theoretical analysis within experimental error.

R. L. AAGARD, "Losses in a Pulsed Ruby Laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 911-913 (1963)

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