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16 November 2010 Mechanism analysis and numerical investigation of optical bistability in 2μm Tm,Ho:YLF solid laser
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Abstract
A self-saturated absorption regime is proposed to theoretically investigate the optical bistability of Tm,Ho:YLF laser. Based on this bistability regime, the rate equation model of the optical bistability is established. The optical bistability behaviors of Tm,Ho:YLF laser are obtained by numerical simulating. The relation between laser gain and loss are also analyzed to confirm the rationality of the bistability mechanism. Furthermore, the time characters of the optical bistability are investigated. It is found that the high pulse power and the duration of the pre-pump are two major factors that affect the laser turn-on delay time and their influences on the turn-on delay are analyzed.
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Xin-Lu Zhang, Bo Jiang, Guang-Zong Dong, Li Li, and Yu-Feng Peng "Mechanism analysis and numerical investigation of optical bistability in 2μm Tm,Ho:YLF solid laser", Proc. SPIE 7843, High-Power Lasers and Applications V, 78430H (16 November 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.868150
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