OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1221–1224

Scalable single-frequency diode-pumped ring laser

Richard Scheps and Joseph F. Myers  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1221-1224 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.001221


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (471 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A diode-pumped discrete-element ring laser that can be end pumped simultaneously along two intersecting axes is described. The maximum power obtained was 493-mW single frequency at 1.06 μm. A demonstration of cw and Q-switched operations was performed for the fundamental and second harmonic, and a second-harmonic conversion efficiency of 43% was obtained. This ring laser is shown to incorporate significant advantages in terms of alignment and scalability.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 1991
Published: March 20, 1992

Citation
Richard Scheps and Joseph F. Myers, "Scalable single-frequency diode-pumped ring laser," Appl. Opt. 31, 1221-1224 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-9-1221


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. J. Kane, R. L. Byer, “Monolithic, unidirectional single-mode Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Lett. 10, 65–67 (1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. W. R. Trutna, D. K. Donald, M. Nazarathy, “Unidirectional diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser with a small magnetic field,” Opt. Lett. 12, 248–250 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. G. Scerbak, “Monolithic unidirectional planar ring oscillators,” in Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1223, 196–205 (1990).
  4. W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “Single frequency Q-switched operation of a laser diode-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 73, 469–474 (1989). [CrossRef]
  5. J. Harrison, A. Finch, P. F. Moulton, “Rapidly tunable, single-frequency, diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser,” in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991); paper MF3.
  6. R. Scheps, J. Myers, “Single frequency Nd:YAG ring laser pumped by laser diodes,” IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 26, 413–416 (1990). [CrossRef]
  7. R. Scheps, J. F. Myers, S. A. Payne, “CW and Q-switched operation of a low threshold Cr+3:LiCaAlF6 laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 626–628 (1990). [CrossRef]
  8. D. R. Scifres, R. A. Sprague, W. Streifer, R. D. Burnham, “Focussing of a 7700-Å high power phased array semiconductor laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 1121–1123 (1982). [CrossRef]
  9. R. B. Chesler, M. A. Karr, J. E. Geusic, “An experimental and theoretical study of high repetition rate Q-switching in Nd:YAG lasers,” Proc. IEEE 58, 1899–1914 (1970). [CrossRef]
  10. E. A. P. Cheng, T. J. Kane, “High-power single-mode diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser using a monolithic nonplanar ring resonator,” Opt. Lett. 16, 478–480 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, “Astigmatically compensated cavities for cw dye lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373–379 (1972). [CrossRef]
  12. J. Neev, F. V. Kowalski, “Unidirectional device for a ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator,” Opt. Lett. 13, 375–377 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. W. A. Clarkson, D. C. Hanna, “Acousto-optically induced unidirectional single mode operation of a Q-switched miniature Nd:YAG ring laser,” Opt. Commun. 81, 375–378 (1991). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited