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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001218


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Abstract

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

Citation
J. J. Zayhowski and A. L. Wilson, Jr., "Energy-scavenging amplifiers for miniature solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1218-1220 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1218


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