Diode pumped Q-swltched single frequency Nd:YAG ring laser

Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1989) Diode pumped Q-swltched single frequency Nd:YAG ring laser. In, CLEO '89 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, US, Apr 1989.


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The requirement for diffraction-limited single frequency sources has led to the development of a number of compact diode pumped solid state lasers. In particular, unidirectional operation of a monolithic Nd:YAG ring resonator in which spatial hole burning is suppressed has led to reliable single-longitudinal-mode operation. By virtue of their monolithic construction such lasers have so far been confined to low power or gain-switched operation. However, there are many applications for which higher power pulsed operation is required. To meet this need we constructed a compact diode pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG ring laser, consisting of only three optical components (Fig,1). This laser differs from its conventional standing-wave counterpart through the inclusion of a rhombic prism, which serves both to define the ring path geometry and by virtue of its Brewster angled surfaces to act as a polarizer.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77550
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77550

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