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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1992
  • pp: 1352–1354

Gain guiding in solid-state lasers

François Salin and Jeff Squier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 1352-1354 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.001352


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Abstract

We show that the gain gradient introduced when a solid-state laser is pumped with a Gaussian beam can be used to obtain large Gaussian modes from unstable resonators. Extremely high efficiencies and high-quality beams have been obtained by using gain guiding in an unstable Ti:Al2O3 laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 1992
Published: October 1, 1992

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François Salin and Jeff Squier, "Gain guiding in solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 17, 1352-1354 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-17-19-1352


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