Recent Advances in Optically Pumped Alkali Lasers

Greg A. Pitz
Monte D. Anderson

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Diode-pumped alkali lasers advances are reviewed to include the impact of research toward power scaling, modeling efforts, physical studies, and alternate hybrid laser development.