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Theoretical model for a background noise limited laser-excited optical filter for doubled Nd lasersA simple theoretical model for the calculation of the dependence of filter quantum efficiency versus laser pump power in an atomic Rb vapor laser-excited optical filter is reported. Calculations for Rb filter transitions that can be used to detect the practical and important frequency-doubled Nd lasers are presented. The results of these calculations show the filter's quantum efficiency versus the laser pump power. The required laser pump powers required range from 2.4 to 60 mW/sq cm of filter aperture.
Document ID
19900065847
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Shay, Thomas M. (New Mexico State Univ. Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Garcia, Daniel F. (New Mexico State University Las Cruces, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume: 26
ISSN: 0018-9197
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF RII-97-04253
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-958462
Distribution Limits
Public
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