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Design and performance of a high-repetition-rate single-frequency Yb:YAG microlaser
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design and performance of a high-repetition-rate single-frequency passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microlaser operating near 1030 nm. By using short cavity length, an intracavity Brewster polarizer, and an etalon output coupler, we are able to produce ~1-ns-long single-frequency pulses at repetition rates up to 19 kHz without shot-to-shot mode hopping. The laser's output spatial mode is TEM00 and its pulse energy varies between 31 μJ and 47 μJ depending on repetition rate. Its peak optical-to-optical efficiency is 22%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 687105 (7 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764745
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Randal L. Schmitt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Binh T. Do, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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