Lasers with single lamp and dual rods  

Li Jiawei & Wang Ying
Institute of Laser Technology & Engineering
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China  

Chen Yihong
Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology
Republic of Singapore    

A Nd:YAG laser with single lamp and dual rods using an intersecting circular cavity is initiated. The three operation modes of the laser are analyzed. The experiments show that the efficiency of 45.8% is increased by use of the new configuration.
Reprinted from Laser Technology, Vol. 20, No. 2, (1996), 85-87

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