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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1986
  • pp: 629–633

Diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser injection seeding system

Randal L. Schmitt and Larry A. Rahn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 629-633 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.000629


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Abstract

We have designed and tested a compact injection seeding system consisting of a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG master oscillator and a permanent-magnet Faraday isolator. With active resonator frequency stabilization, this system permits highly reliable single-axial-mode operation of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser over a period of hours. The system is capable of injection seeding both stable and unstable resonator designs and is suitable for injection seeding commercial lasers with only minor modifications.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 1985
Published: March 1, 1986

Citation
Randal L. Schmitt and Larry A. Rahn, "Diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser injection seeding system," Appl. Opt. 25, 629-633 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-5-629


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