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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), pp. 229-235. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(92)90444-V).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 1992

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Local EPrints ID: 78529
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78529
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: 38ebab85-cb43-4646-84ca-192a6448ff9f
ORCID for D.P. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4561-8184

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: A.C. Large
Author: D.P. Shepherd ORCID iD
Author: A.C. Tropper
Author: I. Chartier
Author: B. Ferrand
Author: D. Pelenc

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