Optical Pump Systems

  • Walter Koechner
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)

Abstract

The pump source of a solid-state laser emits radiation in a spectral region that falls within the absorption bands of the lasing medium. Electrical energy, either continuous or pulsed is supplied to the pump source and converted into optical radiation. A highly reflective enclosure, or an optical system, couples the radiation from the pump source to the laser material. In this chapter we will discuss the salient features of the three components which together comprise the optical pump system of a solid-state laser: the pump source, the power supply, and the pump cavity or radiation transfer optics.

Keywords

Vortex Nickel Welding Mercury Recombination 

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  • Walter Koechner
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  1. 1.Fibertek, Inc.HerndonUSA

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