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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1975
  • pp: 29–32

Determination of laser parameters from saturated-gain measurements for a partially homogeneously broadened gas-laser amplifier

Hideya Gamo and John S. Ostrem  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 1, pp. 29-32 (1975)

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The saturation irradiance and line-shape parameters of a high-gain laser transition are determined by analyzing the measured gain of a gas-laser amplifier as a function of incident radiation, based on a quadratic approximation to the saturated gain. Experimental results for a high-gain xenon 3.5 µm (5d33-6p22) laser amplifier are presented.

Hideya Gamo and John S. Ostrem, "Determination of laser parameters from saturated-gain measurements for a partially homogeneously broadened gas-laser amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 29-32 (1975)

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  1. B. H. Armstrong, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 7, 16 (1967); also B. H. Armstrong and R. W. Nicholls, Emission, Absorption and Transfer of Radiation in Heated Atmospheres (Pergamon, New York, 1972), pp. 215–237.
  2. H. Gamo, J. S. Ostrem, and S. S. Chuang, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 2750 (1973).
  3. J. S. Ostrem and H. Gamo, Proc. IEEE 61, 1656 (1973).
  4. E. I. Gordon, A. D. White, and J. D. Rigden, in Proceedings of the Symposium on Optical Masers (Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1963), p. 318.
  5. A. Yariv, Introduction to Optical Electronics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1971), Ch. 5.
  6. J. S. Ostrem, Ph.D. dissertation (University of California, Irvine, June 1974).
  7. See, for example, C. Daniel and R. S. Wood, Fitting Equations to Data (Wiley—Interscience, New York, 1971).
  8. H. Gamo and S. S. Chuang, Infrared Isolator using Yttrium Iron Garnet, AFOSR 70-1956TR, 1970, available as AD-716468 from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151.
  9. T. J. Bridges and J. W. Klüver, Appl. Opt. 4, 1121 (1965).

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