J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C7-17-C7-22
MATERIALS FOR DIODE PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERSL.L. CHASE, L.E. DAVIS, W.F. KRUPKE and S.A. PAYNE
University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 5508, L-490 Livermore, CA 94550, USA
The advantages of semiconductor diode lasers and laser arrays as pump sources for solid state lasers are reviewed. The properties desired for solid state laser media for various diode pumping applications are discussed, and the characteristics of several promising media are summarized.
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