Abstract

A model is reported that describes a bidirectional homogeneously broadened index-antiguided (IAG) slab laser having arbitrary single-pass gain and distributed losses. Maximum extraction efficiency and corresponding optimum output coupling are determined for various values of unsaturated gain and loss per pass. A method is proposed to determine the intrinsic laser parameters from output power measurements.

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[CrossRef]

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G. Schindler, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 546 (1980).
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W. Rigrod, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 377 (1978).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Ao, X.

Ballato, J.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Bass, M.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
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R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Casperson, L. W.

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Chen, Y.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
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R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Foy, P.

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Hawkins, W.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
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Hodgson, N.

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation: Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. (Springer, 2005).

James, A. G.

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Lai, C.-H.

Marcatili, E. A. J.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

McComb, T.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Richardson, M.

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Richardson, M. C.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rigrod, W.

W. Rigrod, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 377 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Schindler, G.

G. Schindler, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 546 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Schmeltzer, R. A.

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Siegman, A.

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1617 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sims, R.

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Smith, P. W.

P. W. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 132 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Sudesh, V.

Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, and J. Ballato, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1683 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

Wang, C.

Weber, H.

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation: Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. (Springer, 2005).

Yariv, A.

Zhao, L.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

P. W. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 132 (1971).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Siegman, Y. Chen, V. Sudesh, M. C. Richardson, M. Bass, P. Foy, W. Hawkins, and J. Ballato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

E. A. J. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

W. Rigrod, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 377 (1978).
[CrossRef]

G. Schindler, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 546 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

N. Hodgson and H. Weber, Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation: Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. (Springer, 2005).

R. Sims, V. Sudesh, T. McComb, Y. Chen, M. Bass, M. Richardson, A. G. James, J. Ballato, and A. Siegman, in OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), WB3.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Maximum extraction efficiency ηmax versus optimum output coupler reflectance Ropt of homogeneously broadened IAG slab lasers for various values of goL and αL.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Dependence of the ratio ηr of ηmax of IAG slab oscillators to that of plane-wave oscillators on goL for different αL.

Equations (12)

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dIcdz=goIc{1Ic[11[1+2Ic]1/2]}αIc,
dIc+dz=goIc+{1Ic++Ic[11[1+2(Ic++Ic)]1/2]}αIc+,
dIcdz=goIc+{1Ic++Ic[11[1+2(Ic++Ic)]1/2]}+αIc,
Ic+(0)=RlIc(0),Ic(L)=RrIc+(L),
dIc±(z)dz=±(goα)Ic±(z).
gth=α1Lln(RlRr).
Ic+(z)Ic(z)=a,
a=1Rl(Ic+(0))2=Rr(Ic+(L))2.
dIc+dz=goIc+{1Ic++aIc+[11[1+2(Ic++aIc+)]1/2]}αIc+.
η=IgoL.
P=Is·d·l·I(go,α,R).
Ii(go,α)Pi=(Is·d·l)1,i=1to3.

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