A large variety of laser excitation circuits can be reduced to two simple topologies. This paper describes those two topologies and defines the major components. Alternatives within the major component groups are presented. Two examples are given which illustrate the two basic topologies.
Chris M. Young,
"A Review Of Pulsed Power Topologies For Laser Applications", Proc. SPIE 1046, Pulse Power for Lasers II, (10 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951340