Laser gain narrowing by transition level preparation Academic Article uri icon


  • The gain bandwidth of ordinary laser output is governed by the decay rates of two transition lines in a homogeneous medium or by the Doppler width in an inhomogeneous medium. We incorporate the transient linenarrowing effect and a servo control system to generate a laser output that has a much narrower gain profile than that of an ordinary laser. The limiting gain bandwidth of this laser is governed by the transient time of the pumping mechanism. These results could be applied as a means of stabilizing lasers. 1990, Optical Society of America.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, L. Z., Gavrielides, A., Scully, M. O., Zhu, S., & Dennis, M. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Wang, LZ||Gavrielides, Athanasios||Scully, MO||Zhu, Shi-Yao||Dennis, ML

publication date

  • October 1990