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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21109–21115

Single frequency 1070 nm Nd:GdVO4 laser using a volume Bragg grating

Nang-Chian Shie, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Jow-Tsong Shy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21109-21115 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021109


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Abstract

We demonstrate a single frequency diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser at 1070 nm using a volume Bragg grating as the output coupler of a short plano-concave cavity. The TEM00 output had a maximum power of 300 mW and a linewidth less than 23 MHz. The beam propagation parameter M2 and the divergence angle at 200 mW were 1.2 and 0.37°, respectively. The single frequency tuning range was 5.1 GHz at 100 mW. Upon locking the laser frequency to a confocal reference cavity, a relative stability of 7.58 kHz was achieved. If frequency doubled, such as using a periodically-poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal, this laser offers an excellent light source for parity non-conservation experiments of atomic thallium.

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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
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2011
Published: October 10, 2011

Citation
Nang-Chian Shie, Wen-Feng Hsieh, and Jow-Tsong Shy, "Single frequency 1070 nm Nd:GdVO4 laser using a volume Bragg grating," Opt. Express 19, 21109-21115 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21109


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