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Title: Optical pumping in a whispering-mode optical waveguide

Abstract

A device and method for optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide are described. Both a helical ribbon and cylinder are disclosed which incorporate an additional curvature for confining the beam to increase intensity. An optical pumping medium is disposed in the optical path of the beam as it propagates along the waveguide. Optical pumping is enhanced by the high intensities of the beam and long interaction path lengths which are achieved in a small volume.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5315268
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-07-044392; EDB-82-129231
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; OPTICAL PUMPING; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DESIGN; LASER CAVITIES; WAVEGUIDES; CONFIGURATION; LASERS; PUMPING; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Kurnit, N.A. Optical pumping in a whispering-mode optical waveguide. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Kurnit, N.A. Optical pumping in a whispering-mode optical waveguide. United States.
Kurnit, N.A. Tue . "Optical pumping in a whispering-mode optical waveguide". United States.
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abstractNote = {A device and method for optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide are described. Both a helical ribbon and cylinder are disclosed which incorporate an additional curvature for confining the beam to increase intensity. An optical pumping medium is disposed in the optical path of the beam as it propagates along the waveguide. Optical pumping is enhanced by the high intensities of the beam and long interaction path lengths which are achieved in a small volume.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {8}
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