A high repetition rate, compact micro-pulse all-solid-state laser is designed. The diffusion bonded crystal of YAG, Nd:YAG, and Cr4+:YAG is taken as a monolithic cavity. The optimized initial transmission, output coupling, and pumping size of Cr4+:YAG are calculated. The experimental results show that the laser satisfies the requirement of a spaceborne laser range finder.
© 2007 Chinese Optics Letters
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
Yutong Feng, Junqing Meng, and Weibiao Chen, "High repetition rate, compact micro-pulse all-solid-state laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 648-650 (2007)