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Gaussian beam distortion caused by saturable gain or loss

Bridges, William B. (1968) Gaussian beam distortion caused by saturable gain or loss. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 4 (11). pp. 820-827. ISSN 0018-9197. doi:10.1109/JQE.1968.1074974.

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Results are given for the beam distortion suffered by low order Gaussian-Laguerre modes propagating through a saturable laser amplifier. Both uniform and Bessel small-signal gain distributions are considered. Beam narrowing caused by saturable loss is also treated.

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Additional Information:© 1968 IEEE. Manuscript received June 13, 1968. This research was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research. This paper was presented at the 1968 International Quantum Electronics Conference, Miami, Fla. The author would like to acknowledge the suggestions and contributions made in several discussions of this work at Hughes Research Laboratories with his colleagues, P. O. Clark, R. J. Freiberg, D. C. Forster, A. S. Halsted, G. N. Mercer, and M. R. Smith, and also with H. Statz and A. Yariv. Credit is also due to C. R. Buckey of HRL for expediting the author's conversations with the GE 265 computer.
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Official Citation:W. Bridges, "Gaussian beam distortion caused by saturable gain or loss," in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 820-827, November 1968. doi: 10.1109/JQE.1968.1074974
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