24 March 1989 Efficiency Of Slab Laser Systems
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Proceedings Volume 1021, High Power Solid State Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950086
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
We determined the excitation and extraction efficiencies of rod and slab laser systems as a function of the small signal gain and the resonator losses. Taking into account the beam overlap and beam enlargement in slabs, it turns out that higher extraction efficiencies can be achieved in slab systems compared to equivalent rod systems. This could be proven by experimental investigations made at a comparable Nd:YAG slab and a Nd:YAG rod system. Provided that the pumping arrangement of slab systems is optimized similar to rod systems, higher output powers and overall efficiencies should be possible in slab systems.
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J. Eicher and N. Hodgson "Efficiency Of Slab Laser Systems", Proc. SPIE 1021, High Power Solid State Lasers, (24 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950086; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950086


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