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First demonstration of a diode-pumped gas (alkali vapor) laser

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We report the first diode-pumped gas laser—rubidium vapor. A short cell charged with a Rb/ethane/He mixture pumped at 780 nm produced several mW in a near-confocal cavity. Issues involved in power-scaling will be discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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