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High-repetition rate, narrow linewidth, and spatially controlled operation of a Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser
Author(s): M. Hemmer; M. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

We present a Nd:YVO4 Q-switched oscillator with spectrally controlled output operating at repetition rates up to 25 kHz and providing energy up to 1.5 mJ in 50 ns pulses. Spectral control is provided by an intra-cavity volume Bragg grating (VBG), which locks the output wavelength to 1064.24 nm and narrows the spectral linewidth to less than 10 pm. The side-pumped geometry of the gain medium allows for controlled spatial profile and compactness (30x60 cm2) of the total setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7686, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI, 768605 (4 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855226
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M. Hemmer, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
M. Richardson, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7686:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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