Lasers with saturable gain and distributed loss
Abstract
The theoretical characteristics of a 1D model of a steadystate laser with uniform saturable gain and distributed losses are calculated by iterative solution, using integration of a series representation of the twoway intensity distribution over the length of the laser. Results for this model and for the model with point losses at the end mirrors show that the output can be the same for both models over a range of the point loss factor. This factor becomes unique if the losses are also set equal, but the internal intensity distributions are similar only when the loss is low.
 Publication:

Applied Optics
 Pub Date:
 July 1987
 DOI:
 10.1364/AO.26.002522
 Bibcode:
 1987ApOpt..26.2522F
 Keywords:

 Laser Cavities;
 Laser Outputs;
 Mirrors;
 Amplification;
 Exponential Functions;
 Iterative Solution;
 Losses;
 Plane Waves;
 Taylor Series;
 Wave Equations;
 Lasers and Masers;
 LASERS