Diode-pumped single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser with a set of coupled resonators

Christian Pedersen, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Torben Skettrup, Preben Buchhave

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Abstract

350 mW of single-frequency power from a diode-pumped solid-state Nd:YVO4 laser has been obtained from a coupled resonator design without any intracavity elements. Single-frequency operation was obtained by use of a very short laser rod and a coupled resonator design. The two coupled resonators were formed by the two faces of a very short Nd:YVO4 laser crystal and an output coupling mirror. The interaction of the two coupled cavities caused a modification of the eigenmodes supporting laser action in a single longitudinal mode. This design, which is extremely simple, represents a cost-eff icient way of obtaining single-frequency output.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Volume20
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1389-1391
ISSN0146-9592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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