Planar and annular waveguide lasers

H. J. Baker, D. R. Hall

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Recent advances in the realization of novel laser devices based on asymmetric laser gain geometries made by new techniques are reviewed. Such lasers are characterized by waveguide propagation in one plane the transverse direction for planar devices and radial direction for annular coupled with waveguide, free stable or free space unstable in the lateral/azimuthal direction. A number of different hybrid waveguide/1-D resonator configurations employed with these large area media to produce laser output beams which combine high output power extraction efficiency with laser beams of very high optical quality are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-396
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 9th Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS'96. Part 2 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 18 Nov 199621 Nov 1996


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