21 February 2011 Gain-guided leaky-waveguide laser amplifiers: analytical methods and recent progress on experiments
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Proceedings Volume 7913, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII; 791310 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874340
Event: SPIE LASE, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Leaky-waveguide laser amplifiers can sometimes have significant advantages for single-transverse-mode propagation in high-power waveguide laser systems. Most recent studies of such systems have either not included gain saturation, or they have assumed homogeneously broadened gain media. However, some of the most promising media for such amplifiers are inhomogeneously broadened. Results reported here include detailed numerical mode solutions for saturated inhomogeneous broadening, as well as useful analytical methods and approximations for both homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening.
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Tsing-Hua Her, Lee W. Casperson, Chaofan Wang, Lei Zhao, "Gain-guided leaky-waveguide laser amplifiers: analytical methods and recent progress on experiments", Proc. SPIE 7913, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XIII, 791310 (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874340
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