Lake, T.K. and Kemp, A. and Friel, G.J. and Sinclair, B.D. (2005) Compact and efficient single frequency Nd:YVO4 laser with variable longitudinal mode discrimination. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17 (2). pp. 417-419. ISSN 1041-1135Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We show for the first time that the longitudinal-mode discrimination in a birefringently filtered laser can be tuned through the variation of the waveplating action of the gain crystal. In this way, the laser can be optimized for either high intermodal discrimination or for frequency tuning with reduced output power rolloff. Up to 760 mW of single-frequency 1064-nm output is obtained from a compact diode-pumped source that can be frequency chirped over 6.5 GHz.
|Keywords:||birefringence, chirp modulation, laser modes, laser tuning optical filters, optical pumping, lasers, photonics, optics, Optics. Light, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||07 Feb 2008|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 08:19|