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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2011
  • pp: 6094–6097

Passive frequency stabilization in Nd:YAG pulse laser using reflective volume Bragg grating

Liming Qian, Weijiang Zhao, Deming Ren, Yanchen Qu, Yuanye Liu, and Yan Bai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 32, pp. 6094-6097 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.006094


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Abstract

We demonstrate a stable Q-switched single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) Nd:YAG laser using a volume Bragg grating as the output coupler. The reflective volume Bragg grating, serving as a longitudinal selector and passive frequency stabilizer, effectively eliminates the mode hopping effect of the laser. The maximum output energy of the SLM obtained from the current experimental setup is 18.5 mJ . The maximum separation of frequencies is significantly less than the longitudinal mode separation, indicating that a stable SLM laser is achieved.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2011
Published: November 4, 2011

Citation
Liming Qian, Weijiang Zhao, Deming Ren, Yanchen Qu, Yuanye Liu, and Yan Bai, "Passive frequency stabilization in Nd:YAG pulse laser using reflective volume Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 50, 6094-6097 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-32-6094


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