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Laser Modeling by Mark Steven Csele

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8 Common Lasers and Parameters

We conclude with a quick survey of some common types of lasers including many that have been featured in examples throughout this text.

For each type of laser, parameters are given (a summary of parameters used throughout the book in various examples). These numbers were obtained from research papers or, where possible, from manufacturers (especially for solid-state laser materials) and thus represent values for commercially available materials. Where discrepancies exist between manufacturers’ values, either an average or an “accepted” value is used (i.e. one quoted in research literature) as noted.

8.1 CW Gas Lasers

Once the only source of CW laser radiation, gas lasers were discovered shortly after the ruby ...

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