This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant 0925992.
Wave guides -- Research, Lasers -- Power supply -- Characteristics, Laser beams -- Measurement
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.
Chaofan Wang, Tsing-Hua Her, Lee W. Casperson . Power characteristics of homogeneously broadened index-antiguided waveguide lasers. Optics Letters, Volume 37, Number 5 (March 2012), pp. 815-817