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Highly stable and high-power Nd:YAG lasers
Author(s): Kenichi Nakagawa; Yukitaka Shimizu; Takeshi Katsuda; Motoichi Ohtsu
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design and performance of highly stable and high power Nd:YAG laser system for the interferometric gravitational wave detectors. The frequency of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser is stabilized by using a high finesse optical cavity, and its frequency noise is reduced to as low as 1.5 mHz/(root)Hz. Using a high power lamp-pumped ring Nd:YAG laser, single frequency output power of 4 W is obtained, and the injection locking is realized by using a diode-pumped laser as a master laser. We also show the design of high power single frequency diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1837, Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143704
Show Author Affiliations
Kenichi Nakagawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yukitaka Shimizu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takeshi Katsuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Motoichi Ohtsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1837:
Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications
Y. C. Chung, Editor(s)

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