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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8050–8053

Power enhancement of a Rubidium vapor laser with a master oscillator power amplifier

David A. Hostutler and Wade L. Klennert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8050-8053 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008050


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Abstract

A master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) with variable amplifier gain lengths was built to demonstrate power enhancement of an alkali vapor laser. A small signal gain of 0.91/cm for two different gain lengths was observed. For a 2 cm long amplifier gain length an amplification of 7.9 dB was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2008
Published: May 19, 2008

Citation
David A. Hostutler and Wade L. Klennert, "Power enhancement of a Rubidium vapor laser with a master oscillator power amplifier," Opt. Express 16, 8050-8053 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-11-8050


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