APPLICATION OF INTEGRATED CRITERIA OF EFFICIENCY IN LASERS DEVELOPMENT AND EXPLOITATION
Ustinov Baltic State Technical University “Voenmech”, Department of Laser Technique;
Abstract. Application of integrated criteria of efficiency in lasers development and exploitation is considered. Laser beam intensity in the far-field region is proposed as one of the criteria. Practical examples of laser system optimization with the use of this criterion of efficiency are presented: structural-parametric optimization of unstable resonator for a high-power gas-dynamic laser and choice of optimal operating conditions for a pulsed solid-state laser.
Keywords: criteria of efficiency, unstable resonator, far-field region, angle of divergence, gas-dynamic laser, solid-state laser.