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Polarization Effects In Laser-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers
Author(s): Peter Esherick; Adelbert Owyoung
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Paper Abstract

Our investigations into the polarization properties of mechanically-stressed monolithic Nd:YAG oscillators have led to two important discoveries. First is the applicability of mechanical stress as a means for rapidly tuning the output frequency of a single-mode monolithic oscillator. The second, quite unexpected, discovery is that the polarization emitted by such a Nd:YAG oscillator is strongly dependent on both the polarization and precise wavelength of the (nominally 800 nm wavelength) pump radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945496
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Peter Esherick, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
Adelbert Owyoung, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0912:
Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications
William K. Bischel; Larry A. Rahn, Editor(s)

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