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Single longitudinal mode, diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 slab laser
Author(s): Vladimir D. Lokhnygin; John E. Bernard; John A. Alcock
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Paper Abstract

Tunable, single longitudinal mode output has been obtained from a grazing-incidence grating- tuned Nd:YVO4 slab laser pumped by a quasi-cw diode laser bar. In order to compensate for the very high output coupling losses, a side pumping scheme using a single high angle of incidence reflection at the flat pump face is used to produce very high gain in the laser material. A pulse energy of up to 1 mJ in 200 microsecond(s) has been obtained for a 12 mJ pump pulse. The almost TEM00 output remained single longitudinal mode for periods of several minutes without active stabilization and could be tuned over a wavelength range of greater than 1 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165630
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir D. Lokhnygin, National Research Council Canada (United States)
John E. Bernard, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
John A. Alcock, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications
Michel Piche; Paul W. Pace, Editor(s)

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