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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Sep. 13, 1999
  • pp: 125–133

A new approach to compute Overlap efficiency in axially pumped Solid State Lasers

Rakesh Kapoor, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, and Jogy George  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 125-133 (1999)

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In this work, we are reporting a new approach to compute the overlap efficiency of end pumped solid-state laser systems. Unlike existing methods in which the overlap integral is computed with a linearize approximation near the threshold, in this method the inverse of the overlap integral is computed numerically in the above threshold regime for several values of circulating fields. Now by fitting a linear curve to this data the overlap efficiency is obtained. The effect of the beam quality factor is also taken into account. It is demonstrated that the linearized approximation near the threshold can give rise to 50% error in overlap efficiency. The method was used to estimate the overlap efficiency in different types of axially pumped lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 26, 1999
Published: September 13, 1999

Rakesh Kapoor, P. Mukhopadhyay, and Jogy George, "A new approach to compute overlap efficiency in axially pumped solid state lasers," Opt. Express 5, 125-133 (1999)

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