A side-pumped Nd:YAG epitaxial waveguide laser
Hanna, D.C., Large, A.C., Shepherd, D.P., Tropper, A.C., Chartier, I., Ferrand, B. and Pelenc, D. (1992) A side-pumped Nd:YAG epitaxial waveguide laser. Optics Communications, 91, (34), 229-235. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(92)90444-V).
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We report the first operation of a side-pumped crystal waveguide laser. Both diode array and dye laser side-pumping of an epitaxially grown Nd:YAG planar waveguide laser have been demonstrated, with thresholds as low as 8 mW observed for a simple plane mirror cavity. Output slope efficiencies of 19% have also been demonstrated. The threshold and slope efficiency of this system is found to be in good agreement with a simple analytical model.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:23|
|Contributors:||Hanna, D.C. (Author)
Large, A.C. (Author)
Shepherd, D.P. (Author)
Tropper, A.C. (Author)
Chartier, I. (Author)
Ferrand, B. (Author)
Pelenc, D. (Author)
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