13 August 1993 Universal presentation of laser gain saturation laws
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Proceedings Volume 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150606
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Three gain saturation laws are frequently used to describe the light energy propagation in laser amplifiers: two assigned to Rigrod, referring to homogeneous and inhomogeneous laser line. The third assigned to Frantz-Nodvick law. We show that under lossless medium conditions, and for both small signal and saturation regimes the laws can be presented uniformly as: Yout equals Yin(DOT)exp(go(DOT)L) where Y is a function of the normalized intensity I, which is the ratio of light intensity to saturation light intensity. The saturation intensity and the dependence of Y on I are different for each of the laws, but for all cases Y approaches I in the small-signal regime. We provide approximate analytical expressions, for the inverse function I(Y) for the two Rigrod laws, facilitating a one-step integration of the gain saturation laws.
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Mordechai Lando, Shlomo Eisenbach, Shimon Gabay, "Universal presentation of laser gain saturation laws", Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150606; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150606
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