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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1679–1684

Suppression of spatial hole burning in a solid-state laser with the degenerate resonator configuration

Po-Tse Tai, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Hsiao-Hua Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1679-1684 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001679


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Abstract

Under degenerate resonator configuration and tightly focused pump beam in a linear-cavity solid-state laser, the spatial hole-burning effect can be suppressed. This laser can attain very high intensity in the gain medium due to shrinkage of its beam waist to match the pump beam and therefore most of its gain is depleted even by a standing wave. This was demonstrated by a simulation with spatial dependent rate equations and experiment results of a plano-concave Nd:YVO4 laser. The suppression effect was observed up to 20 times the pump threshold.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Citation
Po-Tse Tai, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Hsiao-Hua Wu, "Suppression of spatial hole burning in a solid-state laser with the degenerate resonator configuration," Opt. Express 13, 1679-1684 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-5-1679


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