Acousto-optically induced unidirectional single mode operation of a q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser


Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1991) Acousto-optically induced unidirectional single mode operation of a q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser. Optics Communications, 81, (6), 375-378. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(91)90601-9).

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A diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser incorporating a rhomb-shaped acousto-optic modulator as its only optical component is reported. The acousto-optic modulator itself enforces unidirectional and hence single frequency operation and can also be used as a Q-switch. When pumped by a 500 mW diode array Q-switched pulse energies of 20µJ and 18 ns duration, corresponding to a peak power of ~ 1 kW, were obtained.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
1873-0310 (electronic)
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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: 78593
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78593

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