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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1987
  • pp: 999–1001

Stress-induced tuning of a diode-laser-excited monolithic Nd:YAG laser

Adelbert Owyoung and Peter Esherick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 999-1001 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000999


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Abstract

We report the application of a stress-induced change in the cavity of a monolithic Nd:YAG laser as a means for precisely tuning the laser's emission frequency. By using a piezoelectric transducer to vary the applied stress, we can scan the laser emission frequency rapidly and monotonically over as much as 76.5 GHz. As a consequence of the stress-induced birefringence, the device can also be operated simultaneously in two orthogonally polarized modes that exhibit different tuning rates with applied stress.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 1987
Published: December 1, 1987

Citation
Adelbert Owyoung and Peter Esherick, "Stress-induced tuning of a diode-laser-excited monolithic Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 12, 999-1001 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-12-999

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