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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11589–11594

Monolithic Bragg-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser

Ida Häggström, Björn Jacobsson, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11589-11594 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011589


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Abstract

We present a monolithic single-longitudinal-mode laser based on Nd:GdVO4 and a volume Bragg grating. The laser at 1066 nm had a bandwidth below 40 MHz at a power of 30 mW. With temperature, the laser frequency could be continuously tuned without mode hops over a range of 80 GHz. The demonstrated laser design is very compact and simple and can be used to lock the laser wavelength anywhere in the gain spectrum.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2007
Published: August 28, 2007

Citation
Ida Häggström, Björn Jacobsson, and Fredrik Laurell, "Monolithic Bragg-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser," Opt. Express 15, 11589-11594 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11589


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