Feasibility of supersonic diode pumped alkali lasers: Model calculations

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The feasibility of supersonic operation of diode pumped alkali lasers (DPALs) is studied for Cs and K atoms applying model calculations, based on a semi-analytical model previously used for studying static and subsonic flow DPALs. The operation of supersonic lasers is compared with that measured and modeled in subsonic lasers. The maximum power of supersonic Cs and K lasers is found to be higher than that of subsonic lasers with the same resonator and alkali density at the laser inlet by 25% and 70%, respectively. These results indicate that for scaling-up the power of DPALs, supersonic expansion should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number141108
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 8 Apr 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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