Steady-state ab initio laser theory for N-level lasers
Stone, A. Douglas
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We show that Steady-state Ab initio Laser Theory (SALT) can be applied to find the stationary multimode lasing properties of an N-level laser. This is achieved by mapping the N-level rate equations to an effective two-level model of the type solved by the SALT algorithm. This mapping yields excellent agreement with more computationally demanding N-level time domain solutions for the steady state.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
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