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Nd:YAG laser with cavity formed by population inversion gratings
Author(s): Oleg Leonidovich Antipov; Sergey Ivanovich Belyaev; Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev; Andrey Petrovich Zinoviev
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Paper Abstract

New principles of distributed feedback lasers with cavity formed by refractive index gratings induced in the laser crystal by generating beams themselves have been discussed. Different geometries of the cavity (linear, loop and multi- loop) with Nd:YAG crystal have been investigated experimentally. The oscillator with a nonlinear mirror has displayed self-adaptivity to strong intracavity distortions. Generation of single transverse mode beams with near- diffraction limited quality in millisecond pulse-repetitive regime with 12 W average power has been achieved in the oscillator with single Nd:YAG amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308106
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg Leonidovich Antipov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Sergey Ivanovich Belyaev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Andrey Petrovich Zinoviev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3267:
Laser Resonators
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Pierre Galarneau, Editor(s)

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