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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8197–8202

Spectral filtering in a diode-pumped Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier using a volume Bragg grating

Okishev A. V., C. Dorrer, V. I. Smirnov, L. B. Glebov, and J. D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8197-8202 (2007)

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Instrument-limited suppression of out-of-band Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) is demonstrated in a Nd:YLF Diode-Pumped Regenerative Amplifier (DPRA) using a Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) as a spectrally selective reflective element. A VBG with 99.4% diffraction efficiency and 230-pm-FWHM reflection bandwidth produced a 43-pm-FWHM output spectral width in an unseeded DPRA compared to 150-pm FWHM in the same DPRA with no VBG. Instrument-limited ASE suppression is even observed when the DPRA seed pulse energy approaches the ASE background.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2007
Published: June 15, 2007

Andrey V. Okishev, Christophe Dorrer, Vadim I. Smirnov, Leonid B. Glebov, and Jonathan D. Zuegel, "Spectral filtering in a diode-pumped Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier using a volume Bragg grating," Opt. Express 15, 8197-8202 (2007)

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