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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6797–6806

Pulsed, single-frequency, ring laser with a holographic output coupler

Alex Dergachev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6797-6806 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006797


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Abstract

A unidirectional, passively Q-switched, 2.05-μm Ho:YLF ring laser providing single-frequency, sub-mJ-energy, 100-200-ns-long laser pulses at a kHz rate is reported. The wavelength selection and “coarse” spectral narrowing is performed by utilizing a volume Bragg grating as a resonant, narrowband output coupler operated at a small angle away from normal incidence. Pulsed operation of the Ho:YLF oscillator and further spectral narrowing down to a single longitudinal mode is achieved via passive Q-switching using a Cr2+-doped saturable absorber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2011
Published: March 24, 2011

Citation
Alex Dergachev, "Pulsed, single-frequency, ring laser with a holographic output coupler," Opt. Express 19, 6797-6806 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6797


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