30 June 1986 Flashlamp Pumping Of Slab Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966626
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We review the application of flashlamps to the optical pumping of slab laser devices. In particular, pumping configurations, operating regimes, and the impact of well-known flashlamp performance limitations will be reviewed. The operation of slab laser devices in the stress-limited and pump-limited regimes will be delineated. We also present for the first time a theory of flashlamp failure based upon Wiebull fracture statistics and derive expressions for the thermally induced and hoop stress components in the wall of flashlamps.
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David C. Brown, David C. Brown, Kotik K. Lee, Kotik K. Lee, } "Flashlamp Pumping Of Slab Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966626; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966626

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