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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1218–1220

Energy-scavenging amplifiers for miniature solid-state lasers

J. J. Zayhowski and A. L. Wilson, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1218-1220 (2004)

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Longitudinally pumped miniature lasers are inefficient, partly because of their inefficient absorption of the pump light. Scavenging the unabsorbed pump light to pump an in-line amplifier can greatly enhance the efficiency of the system, with minimal added cost, size, or complexity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

J. J. Zayhowski and A. L. Wilson, Jr., "Energy-scavenging amplifiers for miniature solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1218-1220 (2004)

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