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Demonstration of a diode pumped continuous wave potassium laser

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Boris V. Zhdanov, Michael K. Shaffer, Randall J. Knize

U.S. Air Force Academy (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7915, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V, 791506 (February 17, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.871599
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  • High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V
  • Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf
  • San Francisco, California, USA | January 22, 2011

abstract

This paper presents a first demonstration of a diode pumped Potassium laser. Two narrowband laser diode arrays with a linewidth about 10 GHz operating at 766.7 nm were used to pump Potassium vapor buffered by Helium gas at 600 torr. A stable laser cavity with longitudinal pumping and orthogonal polarizations of the pump and laser beams was used in this experiment. A slope efficiency about 25% was obtained.

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Boris V. Zhdanov ; Michael K. Shaffer and Randall J. Knize
"Demonstration of a diode pumped continuous wave potassium laser", Proc. SPIE 7915, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V, 791506 (February 17, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.871599; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.871599


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