Limits imposed by spatial hole burning on the singlemode operation of standingwave laser cavities
Abstract
A simple formula is derived that gives the ratio of the maximum singlelongitudinalmode inversion density to the threshold inversion density for a standingwave laser in terms of the cavity geometry and wellknown material parameters. This formula can be used as a guideline in the design of singlefrequency lasers.
 Publication:

Optics Letters
 Pub Date:
 April 1990
 DOI:
 10.1364/OL.15.000431
 Bibcode:
 1990OptL...15..431Z
 Keywords:

 Hole Burning;
 Laser Cavities;
 Population Inversion;
 Solid State Lasers;
 Standing Waves;
 Neodymium Lasers;
 Spatial Distribution;
 Yag Lasers;
 Lasers and Masers;
 RESONATORS;
 HOLE BURNING;
 LASERS: SINGLEMODE