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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3792–3801

Influence of ASE on the gain distribution in large size, high gain Yb3+:YAG slabs

D. Albach, J.-C. Chanteloup, and G. le Touzé  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3792-3801 (2009)

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Amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in large size, high gain Yb3+:YAG slabs severely impacts the gain/energy storage capability. We will discuss numerical simulations and experimental results obtained on large size Yb3+:YAG slabs. The spatial distribution and temporal evolution is shown under different conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

D. Albach, J.-C. Chanteloup, and G. le. Touzé, "Influence of ASE on the gain distribution in large size, high gain Yb3+:YAG slabs," Opt. Express 17, 3792-3801 (2009)

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