Single-longitudinal-mode output as great as 1 mJ has been obtained from a grating-tuned Nd:YVO4 laser pumped by a quasi-cw laser-diode array. A simple cavity design containing a diffraction grating at a high angle of incidence has permitted the output to be tuned over a wavelength range of greater than 1 nm. High optical losses at the grating are compensated for by use of a high-gain transverse pumping scheme and a single high-angle-of-incidence reflection within the Nd:YVO4 bar.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993
J. E. Bernard, V. D. Lokhnygin, and A. J. Alcock, "Grating-tuned, single-longitudinal-mode, diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 2020-2022 (1993)