Abstract

The theoretical investigations and experimental verifications of resonant modes of optically pumped solid host face-pumped lasers (FPL) are discussed. The conditions for a single transverse-mode operation for electrooptically Q-switched neodymium glass and YAG lasers are examined in both stable and stable/unstable resonator configurations. Resonant mode computations were made, based on a Gaussian quadrature and a complex non-Hermitian matrix program.

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