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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1665–1670

Generalized Linford formula

Riccardo Tommasini and Ernst E. Fill  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 1665-1670 (2000)

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The Linford formula for the intensity output from a medium undergoing amplified spontaneous emission is generalized to the case when the gain coefficient is position dependent. The generalized Linford formula is of particular interest in the field of x-ray lasers, because it provides a better tool for fitting the experimental data to infer the parameters of the medium and affords more insight into the appropriate pumping scheme.

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(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

Riccardo Tommasini and Ernst E. Fill, "Generalized Linford formula," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1665-1670 (2000)

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