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Abstract

The coherent optical pumping of a laser is investigated by means of semi-classical laser theory with the assumption that either the pump source or the laser output is multimode. All radiation modes are allowed to reach saturating levels. A multitude of interesting effects results from induced population pulsations. As a particular application we study numerically the optical pumping of a single mode homogeneously broadened FIR laser with a two mode pump. We find that at least for symmetric pumping higher FIR intensities can be obtained with two, instead of one, pump modes.

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Authors: DUPERTUIS M A, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);SALOMAA R R E, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);SIEGRIST M R CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: CONFEDEDERATION SUISSE - CTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECH. FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, 21 AVE DES BAINS, CH-1007, LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), MENTIONING REPORT LR 221/83.
Record Number: 1989122007800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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