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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 216–218

62-dB-gain multiple-pass slab geometry Nd:YAG amplifier

Thomas J. Kane, William J. Kozlovsky, and Robert L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 216-218 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000216


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Abstract

We have achieved 62 dB of gain in a four-pass 4 mm × 4 mm × 10 cm flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG slab laser amplifier. The zigzag-slab geometry permits the overlap of several beams in a small gain volume and thus provides efficient high-gain unsaturated amplification.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

Citation
Thomas J. Kane, William J. Kozlovsky, and Robert L. Byer, "62-dB-gain multiple-pass slab geometry Nd:YAG amplifier," Opt. Lett. 11, 216-218 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-4-216


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