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Effects of transverse mode profile on slope efficiency and relaxation oscillations in a longitudinally pumped laser

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Measurement of relaxation oscillation frequency can provide a convenient means for measurement of laser resonator losses. Expressions are derived which take account of the effect of non-uniform pump and laser beam profile on relaxation oscillation frequency and slope efficiency for a longitudinally-pumped four-level laser. Significant departures from plane-wave calculations are found. It is also shown that by combining a measurement of slope efficiency and relaxation oscillation frequency, the loss can be deduced without detailed knowledge of the pump beam profile. Experimental results supporting these calculations are described.

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Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1989) Effects of transverse mode profile on slope efficiency and relaxation oscillations in a longitudinally pumped laser Journal of Modern Optics, 36, (4), pp. 483-498. (doi:10.1080/09500348914550561).

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Published date: April 1989

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Local EPrints ID: 78676
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78676
ISSN: 0950-0340
PURE UUID: 1858738d-81da-46e2-97a8-33464d774799

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:22

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Author: W.A. Clarkson
Author: D.C. Hanna

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