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Orthogonally polarized self-mode-locked Nd:YAG laser with tunable beat frequencies
Author(s): C. Y. Lee; Cheng-Lin Sung; C. Y. Cho; Hao-Ping Cheng; Y. F. Chen
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Paper Abstract

An orthogonally polarized self-mode-locked Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated in a short linear cavity. Under an incident pump power of 8.2 W, the average output power can be measured to be 3.8 W. The beat frequency Δfc between two orthogonally polarized mode-locked components is observed and increases linearly with an increase in the incident pump power. The origin of the beat frequency is utterly confirmed to be caused by the thermal-stress-induced birefringence in the Nd:YAG crystal and is theoretically simulated. The present result provides a promising method to achieve orthogonally polarized mode-locked lasers with tunable beat frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices, 100820Y (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251358
Show Author Affiliations
C. Y. Lee, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Cheng-Lin Sung, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
C. Y. Cho, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Hao-Ping Cheng, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Y. F. Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10082:
Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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