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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 353–355

Multimode-diode-pumped gas (alkali-vapor) laser

Ralph H. Page, Raymond J. Beach, V. Keith Kanz, and William F. Krupke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 353-355 (2006)

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We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of a multimode-diode-pumped gas laser: Rb vapor operating on the 795 nm D 1 resonance transition. Peak output of 1 W was obtained using a volume-Bragg-grating stabilized pump diode array. The laser’s output radiance exceeded the pump radiance by a factor greater than 2000. Power scaling (by pumping with larger diode arrays) is therefore possible.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2005

Ralph H. Page, Raymond J. Beach, V. Keith Kanz, and William F. Krupke, "Multimode-diode-pumped gas (alkali-vapor) laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 353-355 (2006)

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