Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C.
Diode pumped Q-swltched single frequency Nd:YAG ring laser
At CLEO '89 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United States.
01 Apr 1989.
Full text not available from this repository.
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.
Actions (login required)