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Opt Lett. 2004 Jun 1;29(11):1218-20.

Energy-scavenging amplifiers for miniature solid-state lasers.

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  • 1MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420, USA. zayhowski@ll.mit.edu

Abstract

Longitudinally pumped miniature lasers are inefficient, partly because of their inefficient absorption of the pump light. Scavenging the unabsorbed pump light to pump an in-line amplifier can greatly enhance the efficiency of the system, with minimal added cost, size, or complexity.

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